NLP for Good: Key Insights from the #HackCorruption Program

#HackCorruption, developed by Accountability Lab in collaboration with Development Gateway and the Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), brings together professionals from the fields of technology, data science, civil society and policy-making to develop innovative solutions to combat systemic challenges of corruption; in doing so, they create, refine and build upon existing systems that seek to improve transparency and accountability while strengthening integrity within governments.

Digitisation and The Future of Accountability Reporting

Kumi Naidoo, the current Secretary General for Amnesty International, wrote in a 2003 address to the UN that “The age of ‘blind faith’ in institutions is over. We have entered the age of ‘accountability’: the processes by which institutions are made responsible to external audiences and constituencies are now the subject of intense and ongoing attention.”   […]

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 […]

La confianza, el gran aporte de la rendición de cuentas a América Latina

América Latina es una región injusta si consideramos que carga con el título de la más desigual (CEPAL, 2016) y también, la más desconfiada del planeta (Latinobarómetro, 2015). Mientras que recientemente un estudio de Oxfam señala que el 10% más rico de la región acumula el 68% de la riqueza total, por otra parte, también recientemente, según CEPAL, en América Latina la […]

What data do you have on your stakeholders?

This was the question that we asked six international civil society organisations at the very beginning of our project. What seemed like an easy – or at least straightforward – question, proved to trigger a whole set of further questions which reached far beyond the teams responsible for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).   […]

Shared humanity – the root of accountability

Our blog discusses strengthening accountability and transparency at the global and national level. In this series we look at positive examples to promote good accountability practice in the civil society sector. Feel free to debate, share and interact.   The guest author Clea Kahn has nearly 20 years’ experience in humanitarian work, in the field […]

Civic Media is the Message

This blog on Digital Accountability first appeared on Disrupt&Innovate – weekly blogs for civil society professionals, leaders & activists.   The guest authors – digital experts from within the civil society sector – recently took part in a four-day CSO Accountability in the Digital Age workshop, facilitated by the INGO Accountability Charter. Here they share the issues explored and outcomes […]

Mobilising the World: A Call to Collaborative Digital Action

This blog on Digital Accountability first appeared on Disrupt&Innovate – weekly blogs for civil society professionals, leaders & activists. The guest authors – digital experts from within the civil society sector – recently took part in a four-day CSO Accountability in the Digital Age workshop, facilitated by the INGO Accountability Charter. Here they share the issues explored and outcomes established during […]

Movement Beyond Membership

This blog on Digital Accountability first appeared on Disrupt&Innovate – weekly blogs for civil society professionals, leaders & activists. The guest authors – digital experts from within the civil society sector – recently took part in a four-day CSO Accountability in the Digital Age workshop, facilitated by the INGO Accountability Charter. Here they share the issues explored and outcomes established during this […]

We Need to “Rotate” the Top-Down Model of CSO Campaigning

This blog on Digital Accountability first appeared on Disrupt&Innovate – weekly blogs for civil society professionals, leaders & activists. The guest authors – digital experts from within the civil society sector – recently took part in a four-day CSO Accountability in the Digital Age workshop, facilitated by the INGO Accountability Charter. Here they share the issues explored and outcomes established during this […]