CSOs holding governments to account (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1299)
What is the range of interventions that civil society organisations deliver to help people in developing countries hold governments to account?
What is the range of interventions that CSOs currently deliver to help people in developing countries hold governments and others to account and influence decisions that affect poor people’s lives?
This rapid review illustrates the range of interventions that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are currently undertaking to increase government accountability. It summarises the interventions of over 30 different CSOs, operating in different sectors and across a range of contexts. CSO interventions are categorised into: legal mechanisms, media campaigns, public hearings/social audits, citizen report cards, community scorecards, community monitoring, research and advocacy, open data, crowdsourcing and coalition-building.
Mcloughlin, C. CSOs holding governments to account (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1299). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2015) 14 pp.