December 13, 2017 Michael Moses, Director of Programs and Learning – Global Integrity and Sue Soal, independent consultant When it comes to improving the effectiveness of governance reform efforts, there is an emerging consensus on the importance of local ownership, as…
About Our Work
Our work on this theme aims to support efforts to sharpen the impact and effectiveness of multi-stakeholder governance initiatives (MSGIs), primarily be strengthening their learning functions and by making the most of their interconnections. The core hypothesis which guides our work in this area, and which we are exploring, is that MSGIs can sharpen their impact and effectiveness by putting adaptive learning into practice, ensuring that what they do is informed by a clear theory of change, collecting data on their performance, reflecting systematically on the evidence collected, and adapting the approach they take.
This includes our five-country assessment of how the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is playing out in practice, and our provision of real-time learning support to a number of African and Asian civil society organizations, through our Learning to Make All Voices Count project. It also includes work that we have done with the Global Initiative on Fiscal Transparency (GIFT) on public participation and budget processes, and ongoing discussions with OGP about supporting open government reformers’ efforts to close implementation gaps.
Learning to Make All Voices Count (2016 – 2017) Global Integrity is working with Making All Voices Count to support six civil society organizations in five countries as they take an adaptive learning approach to leveraging the Open Government Partnership for more accountable governance.
Learning to Open Government (2015 – 2017) An in-depth, case-study based examination of how the Open Government Partnership is playing out in practice in five countries across the world.