ELLA Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight - Module 2: Innovative Measures to Promote Citizen Oversight

Abstract

This document summarises the outcome of an online learning programme aimed at sharing Latin American lessons and good practices in promoting citizen oversight of public institutions. During seven weeks, Learning Alliance participants from Africa, Asia and Latin America shared experiences, debated and reflected on how citizen oversight of public institutions and processes can improve social accountability and social justice.

Based on this exchange, participants agreed that public information has to be accessible, transparent and accurate, and that transparency and the right to information constitute important prerequisites to this. Specific themes covered in this module included transparency in public procurement and disclosure by public officials of their personal assets, Citizen Budgets and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in elections.

Citation

ELLA. ELLA Learning Alliance on Citizen Oversight - Module 2: Innovative Measures to Promote Citizen Oversight. ELLA, Practical Action Consulting, Lima, Peru (2014) 12 pp.

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