Belén Giaquinta and Anabel Cruz

In just over 5 years, civil society’s practice and understanding of accountability has gone through significant shifts and innovation, especially since the establishment of the concept of ‘dynamic accountability’ and the creation of the Global Standard for CSO Accountability in 2017. However, far from being a new concept, civil society accountability has been a current issue of debate since the 1970’s, triggering ample discussion, experimentation, and regulation for and from civil society actors.Accountability is understood as the process(es) by which civil society organisations are answerable to their stakeholders for their actions, decisions, and results. Mechanisms and approaches to be accountable are as diverse as civil society actors, and over time civil society accountability has grown from a static, administrative responsibility, to a civil society culture. Read the full post here

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