Thursday 28th February, 1-2.30pm
Development actors have long raised concerns that the impact of demand-side governance projects cannot be sustained. What kinds of approaches have different Governance and Transparency Fund projects sought to develop and implement in order both to ensure the sustainability of their interventions, and to help partner organisations become self-sustaining over the long term? What efforts have been most effective and why, and what are the challenges that still lie ahead?
BBC Media Action: The role of media in transparency and accountability in Africa
26 September 2012, 12-13.30, London. Watch the video here.
The BBC Media Action GTF programme, ‘A National Conversation’, is operating projects in Angola, Tanzania and Sierra Leone, supporting media, in particular local and national radio, to enable citizens to engage with their elected representatives and hold them to account.
26 September 2012 12:00-13:00 (GMT+00) – Public event, New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA, BBC New Broadcasting House
This event will provide an overview of the successes and challenges encountered in supporting the media in Angola, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania to improve transparency, accountability and participation in governance. The event is part of the Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) meeting series ‘Demanding accountability from the bottom up: examining what works, what does not work, and why’.
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Event: Value for money and effectiveness in voice and accountability programming: Complementary Practice or uneasy Bedfellows? 18th July 2012, Christian Aid. You can listen to the podcast here or watch the presentations here.
Value for money (VfM) is by no means a new idea. As Dr. Martyn Shannon, VfM coordinator at DFID, said, for many people his job is ‘common sense’ – it’s natural that the people paying for development projects, as well as the people benefiting from them, want to get maximum bang for their buck.