governance

Government Responsiveness: a think-piece for the Making All Voices Count programme

When citizens exercise voice, what is it that makes their voices count, or not count? If citizens’ voices count, governments are being responsive. In the past fifteen years many development and social change programmes have sought to make or strengthen the connections between citizens exerting voice and governments responding to their voices.

On speaking, mediation, representation and listening: a think-piece for the Making All Voices Count programme

Making All Voices Count is a global initiative that supports innovation, scaling, and research to deepen existing innovations and help harness new technologies to enable citizen engagement and government responsiveness.

The question of inclusiveness: a think-piece for the Making All Voices Count programme

Inclusiveness is a persistent theme in development thinking and practice. Concerns about who to include, and therefore who to exclude, how and at what level, lie at the heart of initiatives aimed at supporting expression, representation and influence.

Fostering new ideas for social inclusion and accountable responsive governance: a think-piece for the Making All Voices Count programme

The Making All Voices Count programme aims to foster and support new ideas to improve governance and achieve greater social justice. Key to Making All Voices Count’s approach to this challenge is to support innovation through a focus on brokering knowledge and new relationships, building evidence for practice, and learning.

IREX Expands Work in Civil Society, Media, and Tech Innovation

To support its innovative work in civil society, media, and technology, IREX is introducing changes that will take effect July 1.

A fine balance: mapping cyber (in)security in Latin America

Cyber-security is emerging as a dominant area of concern amongst many governments and civil societies across Latin America. Although the existence of cyberspace is already generating a massive evolution in all aspects of life, it is extending the reach of organised crime across time and space.

New technologies for improving old public security challenges in Nairobi

This paper maps out the digital environment shaping public security in selected informal settlements of Nairobi. In particular, the paper considers the diverse ways in which information communication technologies (ICTs) are being adopted by Kenyan police in informal settlements.

Civil society and knowledge management in West Africa

The author aims to provide an overview of key issues in relation to the production, documentation and communication of knowledge by civil society in West Africa. Firstly, the paper offers and justifies a working definition of knowledge and civil society respectively.

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