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Resources on Governance and Inclusion

Becky Carter : 2017

nclusion is a prominent concept – some say “buzzword” – in current international development thinking and debates. The recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promote inclusion – to “leave no one behind” – and place governance at the heart of achieving this. For example, SDG 16 aims to “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. This rapid review provides an annotated bibliography of recent reviews and other resources on the relationship...

Source: GSDRC,University of Birmingham

Voice or Chatter? Making ICTs work for Transformative Citizen Engagement

Anita Gurumurthy, Deepti Bharthur, Nandini Chami : 2017

While substantial scholarship exists on the role of the Internet and digital technologies in triggering moments of political disruption and cascading upheavals, academic interest in the sort of deep change that transforms institutional cultures of democratic governance, occurring in 'slow time', has been relatively muted. This study attempts to fill this gap, exploring how ICT-mediated citizen engagement can promote democratic governance and amplify citizen voice. The study defines ICT-mediated citizen engagement as digitally-mediated information outreach, dialogue, consultation,...

Source: IT for Change and Making all Voices Count

Accountability, Transparency, Participation, and Inclusion: A New Development Consensus?

Thomas Carothers and Saskia Brechenmacher : 2014

Four key principles—accountability, transparency, participation, and inclusion— have in recent years become nearly universal features of the policy statements and programs of international development organizations. Yet this apparently widespread new consensus is deceptive: behind the ringing declarations lie fundamental fissures over the value and application of these concepts. Understanding and addressing these divisions is crucial to ensuring that the four principles become fully embedded in international development work. This brief reviews the debates over these concepts and concludes...

Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2017

ADB : 2017

The Key Indicators presents the latest statistics on a comprehensive set of economic, financial, social, environmental, and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators for the 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank. It is designed to serve as a resource for information on development issues across the region for a wide audience, including policy makers, development practitioners, government officials, researchers, students, and the general public. A key component of this year’s report is a summary of findings from three pilot household surveys to support the development of...

Source: ADB

Implementing the new Urban Agenda by strengthening Urban-Rural Linkages

UN-Habitat : 2017

This analysis defines priority actions and identifies key actors to improve urban-rural linkages in line with Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda.The document focuses on the need for partnerships to foster dialogue and cooperation between international agencies, United Nations Member States, all levels of government, civil society, private sector and all other stakeholders working in this field. As a driver of development and poverty reduction, urbanization can bring prosperity to many regions; it is thus urgent that cities plan and strengthen synergies between...

Source: UN-Habitat

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