Disentangling Government Responses: How Do We Know When Accountability Work Is Gaining Traction?
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Advocacy for public accountability aims to produce certain reactions from government officials or service providers. However, the reactions can be many and diverse, and it is not always clear to advocates how to interpret them and decide on next steps—whether to intensify efforts or back off; continue the same strategy or make adjustments.This paper presents a framework to help accountability advocates and practitioners interpret government reactions to their efforts and move forward appropriately. The framework arises from learning and reflection in the context of the International Budget Partnership (IBP)’s Strengthening Public Accountability with Results and Knowledge (SPARK) program. SPARK seeks to bolster the collective agency of marginalized communities and coalitions to advance democratic and equitable fiscal governance systems1 that channel public resources to services that address the priority needs of these historically excluded groups.
CitationFox, J.; Halloran, B.; Fölscher, A. and McGee, R. (2024) “Disentangling Government Responses: How Do We Know When Accountability Work Is Gaining Traction?” Accountability Working Paper 17, Accountability Research Center, DOI: 10.57912/24581247
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