Author/editor(s): catalina smulovitz, enrique peruzzotti recent studies of democracy in latin america overlook the role of civil society as an agent of accountability. This volume on democratic accountability addresses one of the burning issues on the agenda of policy makers and citizens in contemporary latin america: how democratic leaders in latin america can improve accountability while simultaneously promoting governmental effectiveness written by. The empowered grass-roots organizations in peru and ecuador holding authorities to account for water: forging accountability in water governance from below an examination of how community-managed water boards take integrity at heart in central america: integrity and the human right to water in. Posted 8 days ago social accountability manager – latin america based on the unilever responsible sourcing global frsee this and similar jobs on linkedin. Accountability participation social accountability information campaign governance civil society organization corruption service delivery beneficiary agency central government budgets to schools and health clinics, and the incor- central asia region and the latin america and the caribbean region at. People-led, bottom-up and demand-driven accountability initiatives can make an important contribution towards enhancing accountability for international child rights commitments unicef therefore supports various social accountability initiatives for children's rights across all regions, which includes.
Social accountability (sacc) is an evolving umbrella category that includes: citizen monitoring and oversight of public and/or private sector performance they recognize that there is no way around the central issue of political accountability and the incentive structures that influence the degree to which elected officials are. Alberto j olvera voice, eyes and ears social accountability in latin america voice, eyes and ears social accountability in latin america case studies on mechanisms of participatory monitoring and evaluation discussion materials for the meeting organized by the “civil society team”, world bank. Digital inequalities policies in latin america are mostly words and little accountability, just like in europe much as in europe, latin american policies assume socio-economic and socio-cultural benefits from improved access and skills training, but beyond increased use of the internet or icts, they fail to.
A wave of large-scale acquisitions of farmland for plantation agriculture has taken place in africa, asia and latin america developing tools to improve accountability is critical. By providing greater access to public information and promoting transparency, latin american countries seek to improve social oversight, inform citizens about government policies and programmes, advance other human rights, reduce corruption and enhance overall accountability this ella guide analyses. More specifically, the book investigates to what extent there has been a shift from impunity towards accountability for past human rights violations in latin america using 'thick', but structured, narratives – which allow patterns to emerge, rather than being imposed – the book assesses how the quality, timing and sequencing. An estimated 20 per cent of the population in latin america receive cct benefits, and they are credited with improving health and education outcomes in most countries unfortunately these social programmes often lack effective transparency, accountability and participation mechanisms frequently, beneficiaries and.
Boosted in part by the region's democratic transitions, citizen participation initiatives in latin america have become increasingly common throughout the region these initiatives, promoted both by governments and civil society, have sought to strengthen governance, enhance accountability and control, and improve social. World vision's approach to social accountabilitycitizen voice and action equips communities to hold their own governments accountable for the promises they make. Full-text paper (pdf): social accountability in latin america.
Among its topics, the workshop looked at the disclosure, assurance and social accountability components of programmes in the respective countries common themes found among all countries included how best to institutionalise cost and increase social accountability, particularly by engaging academia. Reflections on social accountability catalyzing democratic governance to accelerate progress towards the millennium development goals july 2013 citizens and social accountability: voice, choice and demand the latin america and caribbean report emphasizes the need to establish a new social.
This introductory chapter begins with a discussion on the challenges of democratic accountability in latin america it then presents the three main themes that run throughout the book these are the controversies about the definition of accountability, the relationship between electoral accountability and mechanisms of. Description of eu regional programmes with latin america (€70 million) good governance, accountability and social equity: reinforcing the accountability and capacity of institutions and public administrations to provide high quality public services (€42 million) inclusive and sustainable growth for human development. Reports of scandal and corruption have led to the downfall of numerous political leaders in latin america in recent years what conditions have developed that a.
Social accountability: tfessd-funded activities have strengthened networks of social accountability practitioners and demonstrated impacts of these approaches on improved service delivery networks of social accountability and local governance practitioners have been created in the africa, east asia, latin america and. A wave of corruption scandals has roiled latin america in recent years, from chile's campaign finance affairs, through mexico's casa blanca revelations transparency, changing access to public information through the widespread adoption of social media, and growth of a politically active middle class. Review of the german bilateral technical cooperation with the economic commission for latin america and the caribbean (eclac) final assessment report assessment of development account, project 10/11 aq: strengthening government and civil society capacity to incorporate economic and social rights into. Edited by victoria ayer, mario claasen and carmen alpín-lardíes (idasa & ansa -africa, 2010), social accountability in africa: practitioners.
Accountability in latin america by authors from different theoretical perspectives it seeks to further understanding on the web of institutions that form the mechanisms of accountability, the interaction between these institutions, and interaction between electoral accountability, intrastate accountability, and societal oversight. Societal accountability in latin america c smulovitz, e peruzzotti journal of democracy 11 (4), 147-158, 2000 439, 2000 controlando la politica ciudadanos y medios en las nuevas democracias latinoamericanas e peruzzotti, c smulovitz editorial temas. Project cultivar: advancing labor rights in agriculture a project sponsored by the us department of labor for central america and the dominican republic years: 2007–2011 goal: to build ethical market access for producers, through compliance with labor and environmental standards summary: project cultivar.