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Effective Accountability?

Effective accountability front page This report critically reviews the current literature and available data on the effectiveness of civil society self-regulation. It identifies four key questions that an evaluation of SRI effectiveness must answer, and provides a broad blueprint for assessing SRI effectiveness based on potential answers to these questions.


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The 2011/12 DEC Accountability Framework Assessment

This Report summarises the findings from the 2011/12 Disasters Emergency Committee Accountability Framework (DECAF) assessment process.The purpose of the assessment is to review the policies, practices and assurance systems through which Members meet best practice in their humanitarian work using funds raised through the DEC.


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Climate Governance Accountability Assessments 2011/2012

These four summary briefs capture headline findings of the 2011/12 accountability assessments of:


UK Department for International Development
World Health Organisation
World Bank
World Trade Organisation


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Building a Common Framework

This study aims to support World Vision International in mapping out key national level NGO accountability initiatives that align in their purpose, principles and practical approach with international standards.


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Accountability and Engagement of Global Institutions Involved in Climate Change

The One World Trust Recently participated in the Planet Under Pressure conference in London(March 26th-29th 2012). This poster presented to delegates provides an overarching introduction to the Climate Governance research project.


To view all our publications click here or visit the project's microsite: Power, Equity and Accountability in Global Climate Governance.







Pathways to Accountability II

The 2011 Pathways to Accountability II - the revised Global Accountability Framework is our sixth major report published in this area of work. Like its predecessors, Power Without Accountability? (2003), Pathways to Accountability: The Global Accountability Framework (2005), and the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Global Accountability Reports, this documemt seeks to understand accountability issues at the global level and encourage cross-sector learning.


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APRO: A Guide to the Framework & Database

 A major output of the Accountability Principles for Research Organisations Project (APRO), this report acts as a guide to the project's framework and online database of accountability tools.



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APRO: A Video Guide

Following the release of the Online Source of Accountability Tools for Policy Research, we have developed a video guide to using the database. The video provides an introduction to the project and a walk-through of how to search for, and utilise tools in the database.


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Climate Governance Web Portal

This website is the main portal for a three year research programme investigating power, equity and accountability challenges in global climate governance and their impact on efforts to ensure progress on poverty alleviation, public health and the management of population dynamics.


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Empowering citizens

This report presents a brief introduction to the different types of self-regulation in UK Third Sector organisations, with a specific focus upon the development and humanitarian sector. It explores some of the drivers that push the sector into working on improving its practices, the principles under which the sector define effectiveness and accountability, and examples from a diversity of countries.


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  Programme Areas

Accountability of Global Organisations

Global organisations affect people all around the world as never before, yet to many they remain distant, inaccessible and appear not to be listening to those they serve and affect.  Our work to research and measure the accountability of organisations with global reach and influence aims to identify and publicise strengths and weaknesses in the accountability of global actors, demonstrate and define good accountability practice, enable cross-sector learning, and foster accountability reform of institutions involved in different ways in the provision of global public goods.


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Citizens and Democracy

Over the past two decades citizens have begun to explore and develop a multitude of new ways of claiming participation and space within the governance of processes that affect them at global and national level. Civil Society Organisations have emerged as major conduits for people’s interests in ways that complement and interact with formal democratic institutions such as Parliaments. Our work on accountability principles, regulation and self-regulation for CSOs, and on the effectiveness of Parliaments aims to strengthen the democratic power of citizens in national and global governance by ensuring that those who claim to represent and work for them do so effectively and on an accountable basis.


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Accountability of Research, Innovation and Advocacy

The increased exposure of policies and decisions made by governments to public scrutiny and review is raising the bar for those involved to demonstrate that they have made such decisions and policies on a basis that has the interests of the wider public at heart. Our work on accountability in the production of policy oriented research seeks to ensure that the research process remains sensitive to the situation of citizens who are affected by policy decisions built on evidence produced by such research. Similarly, we promote common accountability standards in lobbying and advocacy to help create a more level playing field for the engagement of actors from different backgrounds in the process of making policy.


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Global Environmental Governance and Human Security

The slow progress of responses to climate change and other threats to human security such as armed conflict and global poverty and inequality, shows that the current global governance system is struggling to meet its obligations to citizens. Through research on accountability, equity and justice in global environmental governance and the evolving norm of the responsibility to protect we seek to gain a more detailed understanding of the institutional and paradigmatic bottlenecks in the world’s approach to solving major challenges and propose ways forward for a more effective global system to address human security issues.


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