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…
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What does it mean, in practice, for local reformers to take a politically engaged, learning-focused, and adaptive approach to tackling complex governance challenges? How can external actors, including the Open Government Partnership (OGP) secretariat, donors, and others, more effectively support efforts to address governance problems? And can adaptive programming fit into and complement existing reform processes, like OGP action plans?
Learning to Make All Voices Count, a program funded by Making All Voices Count, and implemented by Global Integrity, explored these questions, and more. We worked with MAVC and six MAVC grantees in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Indonesia, and the Philippines, to design and operationalize a participatory, learning-centered and adaptive program management methodology that aimed to both:
- help grantees strengthen citizen engagement with governance processes, and OGP, in their contexts; and
- generate evidence on how external actors might accelerate the emergence of transformative governance reforms.
L-MAVC produced a wealth of evidence – including a full synthesis report, a series of policy briefs (see 1, 2, and 3) , case stories, films, and more – on whether and how adaptive approaches can strengthen the effectiveness of local partners, as well as enhance the impact of external actors, like OGP and others.
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