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Author Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, author

Title Accountability and democratic governance : orientations and principles for development / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Published Paris, France : OECD, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (142 pages)
Series DAC Guidelines and Reference Series, 1990-0988
DAC guidelines and reference series.
Contents Foreword and Acknowledgements -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Executive summary -- The role of accountability in promoting good governance -- Considering the political dimension, getting traction and achieving results -- Taking systems approach to accountability in developing countries -- Ensuring development co-operation helps rather than hinders accountability -- Conclusions and strategic orientations to improve support to accountability -- Introduction to principles for assistance to accountability -- Principles for international electoral assistance -- Principles for political party assistance -- Principles for media assistance -- Principles for parliamentary assistance -- Principles for supporting developing countries in revenue matters -- Annex A -- Recommendations from case studies in Mali, Mozambique, Peru and Uganda
Summary The ability of citizens to demand accountability and more open government is fundamental to good governance. There is growing recognition of the need for new approaches to the ways in which donors support accountability, but no broad agreement on what changed practice looks like. This publication aims to provide more clarity on the emerging practice. Based on four country studies Mali, Mozambique, Peru and Uganda, a survey of donor innovations and cutting-edge analysis in this field, and the findings of a series of special high-level international dialogues on how to best support accountability support to parliaments, political parties, elections and the media. The publication takes the view that a wholesale shift in behaviour is required by parts of the development assistance community - moving outside conventional comfort zones and changing reflexes towards new approaches to risk taking, analysis and programming around systems of accountability and 'do no harm' efforts in political engagement. This piece is aimed at a range of development practitioners, as well as a wider audience, including civil society actors and citizens around the world who interact with donors working on accountability support
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters
Notes Print version record
Subject Democracy -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Finance -- United States.
Government accountability -- United States.
Liability (Law) -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9264183639 (e-book)
9789264183636 (e-book)