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The Techno-Centric Gaze: Incorporating Citizen Participation Technologies into Participatory Governance Processes in the Philippines

Tony Roberts and Kevin Hernandez : 2017

Much of the existing research on citizen participation technologies takes the technology as its starting point, focusing primarily the identification and analysis of technical barriers to adoption and assessing opportunities for technical improvements.The authors argue in this research report that this techno-centric gaze obscures non-use and the reasons that many citizens remain excluded. Instead, this research adopts a human-centric approach, selecting specific user groups as case studies rather than specific technologies, and identifying the contextual social norms and structural power relations that explain the use and non-use of citizen participation technologies. Qualitative data gathered from semi-structured interviews and focus groups are interpreted through the five ‘A’s of technology access (availability, affordability, awareness, ability and accessibility) and the conceptual lens of the Power Cube, (a means of analysing the different spaces, levels and forms of power that are in play when change processes are attempted). The authors use these methods in order to ask: which forms of power, operating at what levels, and in what sorts of spaces, affect the use and non-use of citizen participation technologies.

Source: Making All Voices Count Research Report, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton

Link: https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/13344/RReport_TechnoCentric_final.pdf

Tags: Community Mobilisation

Central and Local Government Relations in Asia: Achieving Fiscal Sustainability

Naoyuki Yoshino and Peter J. Morgan (Eds.) : 2017

This book takes stock of some major issues regarding fiscal decentralization, including expenditure and revenue assignments, transfer programs, and the sustainability of local government finances, and develops important findings and policy recommendations.The book’s expert contributors assess the current state of the allocation of expenditures and revenues between central and local governments in emerging Asian economies and discuss their major strengths and weaknesses. They also present relevant case studies of experiences and reform measures related to strengthening and monitoring local government finance, including the implications of expanded fiscal capacity for infrastructure investment and other public spending.

Link: http://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/376606/adbi-central-local-government-relations-asia.pdf

Tags: Fiscal Decentralisation

The Global State of Democracy: Exploring Democracy’s Resilience

IDEA International : 2017

The Global State of Democracy seeks to address the lack of analytical material on democracy building and the quality of democracy internationally, and to bridge the gap between academic research, policy development and democracy assistance initiatives. It provides evidence-based analysis of the global state of democracy. It introduces the new Global State of Democracy (GSoD) indices as a key evidence base to inform policy interventions and identify problem-solving approaches to trends affecting the quality of democracy.

Source: IDEA International

Link: https://www.idea.int/gsod/files/IDEA-GSOD-2017-REPORT-EN.pdf

Tags: Policymaking

Survey on Perceptions and Knowledge of Corruption 2017

The Asia Foundation : 2017

This publication reports results of a nation wide survey of citizens in rural soums, aimags, and the capital city Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia conducted from March to June 2017. This survey is conducted in an effort to better understand the scope and public perception of corruption, and evaluate the changes in public attitudes toward corruption, the incidence of corruption at the household level, and government progress in implementing reforms that will combat corruption in Mongolia. The survey report hopes to provide a deeper understanding of a key issue in Mongolia, while also contributing to the knowledge environment for policymaking and programming as the Mongolian government further develops its anti-corruption policies.

Source: The Asia Foundation

Link: https://asiafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MG-SPEAK2017_ENG.pdf

Tags: Anti-Corruption

Evolving an Open E-Governance Index for Network Societies

Philip Arnold Tuano, Emmanuel C. Lallana, Liza Garcia and Alan Alegre : 2017

This report discusses the second phase of Open e-Governance Index (OeGI) project. It describes the concept and methodology of the OeGI and provides an overview of its use in Colombia, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Uganda. Open e-governance is about how state and non-state actors use information and communications technologies (ICTs) to steer society collectively.This report reveals that while there is progress towards open e-governance, there are dimensions that need to be strengthened. For example, while there is a great demand for online participation among citizens, there are many policies and programmes that governments need to undertake before this can happen. Further, norms for transparency and accountability are critical in ensuring that national ICT systems can be used for political and socio-economic progress.

Source: Foundation for Media Alternatives and Making All Voices Count

Link: https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/13303/MAVC_FMA_E-governance-index_(Pr2)Final_WEB.pdf

Tags: E- Governance

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