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Resilient Roots: 10 tips to ensure a meaningful dialogue with your primary constituents

  By now, you have designed your accountability feedback mechanism, and you have collected and analysed the feedback from your primary constituents. Now it is time for perhaps the most important part of building trust with your primary constituents: meaningful dialogue.   Meaningful dialogue means going back to the people who gave you feedback and discussing the questions, findings, and responses together.

Accountability is expensive – the cost(s) of being small & accountable

Originally written for and published on the Accountability Lab website. Read the original article here.  As a small non-profit with accountability in our name, we strive to institute mechanisms, policies and processes that demonstrate the highest norms and standards. However, with limited budgets and an expansive footprint across the globe – including many remote places –

Resilient Roots: 10 Tips to collect feedback from your primary constituents

In the first blog post of this series, Resileint Roots shared 10 steps to design your accountability feedback mechanism, where they discussed how to set your objectives and layout the infrastructure and resources you will need to see this work through. If you missed it, we suggest you start there before turning to the next

How resilient are our pilot partners to civic space threats?

  In recent years, “Resilience” has made its way into international development’s buzzword bingo board. Yet despite its increasing popularity, the concept often remains poorly understood. In this article, and during our upcoming Resilient Roots event at ICSW 2019 (Wednesday afternoon ), we will take a closer look at what this concept means for civil society organisations in the context

Turning data-driven accountability into meaningful action for civil society

*All views and statements represent those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Accountable Now.     Are we representing and amplifying the right voices? Are our programmes and campaigns geographically inclusive? How can we support our vision with actual data in order to make good strategic decisions? These are some of the

Resilient Roots: Debunking the Myths around Primary Constituent Accountability

*All views and statements represent those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Accountable Now.   When you are passionate about something and join others to work on it collectively, you quickly start to develop your own group language. You start using jargon and acronyms. This is a central part of creating a

Listening to those we serve: the heartbeat of Doing Development Differently

  *All views and statements represent those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Accountable Now.     You may have heard about ‘Doing Development Differently’ (DDD), a broad movement of development analysts and practitioners who share a view of why aid often has little impact: in short, ‘complex’ development problems can’t be solved

The Oxfam scandal: Let’s have an honest conversation about accountability

*All views and statements represent those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Accountable Now.   The slew of bad publicity that has affected the sector in the wake of the Oxfam scandal shows little sign of abating. The Times recently ran a story making fresh allegations about staff misconduct in Haiti – the latest

Ten years on, accountability in action: Greenpeace’s story

Ten years ago, a committed group of the leaders of some of the largest international NGOs, working to provide international development programmes, humanitarian relief, and campaigning for human rights and the protection of our environment came together in the recognition that we needed to be proactive, open and clear in establishing what our accountability should

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