Thursday, June 19, 2014, 3:30–5:00pm, Room MC 13-121
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Citizen engagement is core to enhancing accountability and improving public services. Innovations in technology are empowering citizens to make their voices heard and to better participate in decision-making processes in the governance of villages, cities, states and countries. The World Bank recognizes that citizen engagement is at the core of improving development outcomes, and aims to achieve 100% beneficiary feedback in projects with clearly identifiable beneficiaries, and to scale up results- focused and context- specific citizen engagement.
- How do ICTs empower citizens through participation, transparency, and accountability?
- Are technologies an accelerator to close the accountability gap—the space between government and citizens that requires bridging for open and collaborative governance?
- Under which conditions does this occur?
Partners: Feedback Labs, OpenGov Hub, Ground Truth Initiative, KfW, CIVICUS, London School of Economics, and Aid Data.