MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: Citizens Budgets: Spotlight on Guatemala and Venezuela
How can complex budget information be transformed and presented in an easy-to-understand way? This video highlights how Venezuela and Guatemala are using Citizen Budgets to do just that.
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: Latin America’s Budget Transparency Portals
Through their online Budget Transparency Portals, Brazil and Peru are leading the way in enhancing transparency and accountability in public spending.
BRIEFSMulti-actor Dialogues for Better Public Policies: Lessons from Latin America
The elaboration of public policy agendas and legislative initiatives through multi-actor dialogues is playing a fundamental role in strengthening democratic practices in Latin American countries. What are some of the...
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight on Publications: Citizen Participation in Local Governance in Latin America
Citizen participation in governance at the local level has long been acknowledged to play a role in improving public policies. The following publications analyse the experience of Latin American countries...
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight on Publications: Citizen Oversight of Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes
The following selected publications illustrate and analyse a variety of experiences in which citizen participation is improving oversight of CCT programmes in the Latin American context.
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight on Publications: Participation in Development Projects Funded by International Financial Institutions
The following selection of publications provides insights, cases, lessons learned and guidelines to help development practitioners, communities and civil society organisations (CSOs), among other stakeholders, access tools to activate IFIs...
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight on Publications: Methodologies of Latin American Report Cards on Health
In the last decades, citizen initiatives formed by academia, the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in various Latin American countries have emerged seeking greater participation in social oversight of...
BRIEFSCommunity Participation in IFI-Funded Development Projects: Latin America’s Experience
Throughout Latin America, citizens are using international financial institutions’ own policies to demand greater participation and accountability in the large-scale development projects that affect their communities. Here is one such...
BRIEFSIncreasing Citizen Participation in Local Governance: Latin America’s Local Citizen Councils
Since the 1980s, Latin American countries have used local councils formed by citizens and public authorities as an effective mechanism to create citizen participation in designing local development policies and...
MULTIMEDIAVIDEO: Using Strategic Litigation to Enforce the Right to Information in Latin America: a Case from Argentina
Through strategic litigation, in 2008 the Argentinean Association for Civil Rights (ADC) secured a transparency win, forcing a national-level public institution to comply with providing access to information.