Civil Society Campaigns Needed for IBP Case Studies!

BNDES picIBP is compiling a new set of case studies and we need your help! The case studies will capture the impact of civil society campaigns to influence government budget policy and implementation and improve the delivery of public services. If your organization has an undocumented campaign that you would like to see highlighted please submit an outline of the case to IBP (albertvzyl@gmail.com) by 10 August 2014.

Entries should be no more than 500 words (or one page) and meet the following criteria:

  • Capture a CSO’s efforts to influence government budget policy or practice, in an attempt to address specific service delivery issues.
  • Capture a CSO campaign that received a material response from government, whether it was positive or negative.
  • Capture a “success” story or a situation where the CSO was not able to achieve the intended change in government budget policy or practice.

 

New Special Issue of the Development Policy Review Journal

Development Policy ReviewWant to know more about urban governance and service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa? Then check out the new special issue of the Development Policy Review journal, published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)! These articles are available for free. Topics include the role of politics and international assistance in urban service delivery, decentralization in Senegal and South Africa, and strategies of subversion.

Essay Contest on the Future of Development Assistance

Protest March
How would you reinvent foreign aid for today’s world? How would you use modern financial instruments and modern technology to give faster, smarter development assistance? How would you reach the poorest people more effectively, no matter where they live? The Global Development Network, in partnership with the Gates Foundation, is hosting an international essay contest to invite fresh thinking related to these and other questions on the future of foreign aid. Up to 20 winning entries will be chosen and receive $20,000 each. The deadline to submit an essay is 15 September 2014.

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