Communication for Governance and Accountability Program
About 80 representatives from government, civil society, think tanks and media organizations in developing countries, as well as representatives from multilateral and bilateral donor agencies, academic institutions, and international civil society organizations participated in a dialogue about deepening voice and accountability to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of national poverty reduction strategies. The topics for discussion were: Panel I: Democracy and Poverty Reduction: Can we even have this discussion?; Panel II: Accountability: What creates the demand for good governance?; Panel III: A Strong Civil Society: Looking for commitment; Panel IV: The Media and Poverty Reduction: Moving beyond criticism.