Transparency and Accountability
Open decision-making and information to foster greater accountability

It is a fundamental right of citizens to hold their governments accountable
for fulfilling basic rights. Yet democratic accountability is often weak; citizens don’t
know their rights; there is often no published, accessible information 
on budgets; government officials lack good training; and there is corruption. 
  One World Action and partner organisations and movements 
 advocated for stronger local, national and international policy,
legislation, structures and frameworks that create “space” for accountable
engagement between citizens
and their states.

Compiled by Tara Brace-John, One World Action  2011
An analysis of how Dalit people’s human rights are violated on a daily basis.

Emily Esplen 2010
Making the case that women and girls must be at the centre of efforts to tackle poverty and injustice.

Katarzyna Staszewska, Emily Esplen and Véronique Dion 2010
Action Brief exploring development cooperation in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.

One World Action & Womankind Worldwide 2009
Celebrating 30 years of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

Tara Brace-John and Wendy Ngoma 2008
How strong local structures could meet the needs of people living with HIV

Helen O’Connell 2006
Findings from research in Georgia, Guatemala, Peru, Rwanda (2004) and Azerbaijan, Morocco, Mozambique (2006).

Zohra Khan  2003
Six case studies compare practice with stated policy commitments. 

Carole Rakodi  2002
An exploration of citizens’ meaningful participation and the public sector’s capacity to respond.