Stakeholder Engagement

Adapting feedback and complaints mechanisms: looking beyond the covid-19 pandemic

As part of Accountable Now’s Annual Workshop 2020, partners from World Vision International and Mayumi Fuchi from the University of Birmingham hosted an insightful session on feedback and complaints mechanisms during the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out what was discussed and what was learnt in their blog below! The promise of coronavirus vaccines means an endpoint

Meaningful Engagement Within Partnerships

For the past year, I have been fortunate enough to be on a journey with the Global Standard, working at the Secretariat hosted by Accountable Now for a partnership of 10 civil society organisations (CSOs) around the world. Along the way, I’ve learned so much about meaningful engagement, partnerships, and how to embed dynamic accountability

Testing the Resilient Roots Hypothesis

The Resilient Roots initiative tests whether organisations who are more accountable and responsive to their roots – namely, their primary constituents – are more resilient against external threats. The initiative is coordinated by CIVICUS and funded by the Ford Foundation. Technical and strategic support is provided by Keystone Accountability and Accountable Now, along with our regional partner for Latin America, Instituto

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

August 30, 2019 By Isabelle Büchner (Accountable Now) and Belén Giaquinta (CIVICUS) 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

How resilient are our pilot partners to civic space threats?

June 19, 2019 Soulayma Mardam Bey and Jack Cornforth, CIVICUS 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

Naming and Faming as a Strategy for Tackling Corruption in Nigeria.

Ayomikun Olugbode, Founder, Inspired Youth Network olugbodeayo@gmail.com Inspired Youth Network is a not-for-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria that supports young people to demand accountability and transparency through capacity building and policy advocacy. Transparency International (TI) in its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2018 ranked Nigeria in 144th position out of 180 countries as against the

How dynamic is our accountability to stakeholders?

By Rehana Merali Rehana Merali is Regional Programme Manager at Y Care International. rehana.merali@ycareinternational.org On behalf of Y Care International, I was fortunate to be able to participate in Accountable Now’s 2018 Workshop on Dynamic Accountability. Over the course of 2.5 days, participants from CSOs in the global North and South explored the concept of Dynamic Accountability

Resilient Roots: Debunking the Myths around Primary Constituent Accountability

By Isabelle Büchner (Accountable Now) and Laurence Prinz (Keystone 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

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

By Daniel Stevens, Director of Accountability Operations and Transparency, World Vision International *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

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

By Janet Dalziell, International People and Culture Director at Greenpeace International and Trustee at Accountable Now. 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

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