Accountability Ecosystems in Practice.

Paper | November 8, 2019

This concept paper provides a practical and conceptually sound framework for strengthening accountability ecosystems, and offers a set of principles, approaches, and tools to give practitioners the best chance to have a meaningful impact in their efforts to strengthen accountability.

Accountability ecosystems are defined as the relationship between multiple levels of government, citizen collective action, civil society advocacy, and institutions, wrapped together by a web of social, political, and cultural factors in a given country context. The relationship between multiple levels of government, citizen collective action, civil society advocacy, and institutions, wrapped together by a web of social, political, and cultural factors in each country context. This paper discusses that mapping and analysis, learning and adaptation, and working politically can all help guide approaches that link accountability efforts, bridge small gaps, and respond to opportunities.