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Cambodia’s Experience: Increase Citizen Access to Information and Engagement for Responsive Decisions and Services

By Jan Sophal Chhorr, Decentralisation and Governance Director, Pact Cambodia
Mar 29, 2018

The National Academy of Governance (NAOG), Mongolia in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, World Bank and LOGIN Asia organised an international academic conference on Social Accountability in South and East Asia: Experiences, Lessons and Challenges in September, 2017.
LOGIN members from India, Cambodia, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh shared their practical experience and practices about good governance and social accountability at the conference. The presentations made at the conference have since been reproduced as a set of papers by NAOG.
This blog features the paper presented by Jan Sophal Chorr, LOGIN member, on measures taken to improve citizen engagement and social accountability in Cambodia.

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Harnessing Data for Public Good

By Sahil Deo & Sanjana Krishnan, CPC Analytics
Pune, India, Mar 05, 2018

In the age where information is power and data is the new oil, a simple visualization can go a long way in bringing the citizens closer to the government. By better understanding the complexity of the immense volumes of data, citizens are empowered to raise more questions, find shortcomings, keep checks and be more involved. Read more...

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What LOGIN means to me

By Dr. Cherian Joseph, Advisor to LOGIN Secretariat
Feb 02, 2018

In his blog, Cherian Joseph underlines LOGIN's relevance, more than ever today, as a valuable space for diverse interests, voices and institutions to connect and learn how each have 'navigated their realities to build and strengthen democratic governance, and to ensure peoples’ participation in governance.' Read more...

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'GRASP'ing the Zilla Parishad

By T.R. Raghunandan, Advisor to LOGIN Secretariat
Jan 29, 2018

In his latest blog, T. R. Raghunandan recollects his efforts as erstwhile Chief Secretary, Zilla Parishad (Hassan District, Karnataka) to introduce budget discipline in district-level planning and implementation. Disrupting the status quo involved the design of a software system to track spends in the early days of e-governance in India.

This blog originally appeared on the Accountability Initiative website and was republished with permission. Read more...

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Entrepreneurship in Public Policy Process

By Naimur Rahman, Advisor to LOGIN Secretariat
New Delhi, Dec 08, 2017

In his blog, Naimur makes a pitch for an entrepreneurial approach to policy making, looking beyond the technical details to assessing the situational context and pushing for solutions while the policy window (problem, solution and politics) is open. Read more...

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