Accountability is important everyday, but every year during Global Accountability Week (GAW), we really get to dig our teeth into it! #GAW2022 was filled with interesting accountability insights from around the sector, bringing in perspectives from CSOs, networks, donors, and beyond. See below for a highlight of what went on!
On the first day, the Dynamic Accountability Community of Practice hosted an event titled “Unpacking Dynamic Accountability Together”. We went back to basics and provided participants with a quick crash course on what dynamic accountability is. Together in break out rooms, everyone shared their current accountability practices and considered how they can become more dynamic.
We saw some very interesting resources being shared throughout the week – see below for a few of them!
- Amitabh Behar, CEO of Oxfam India proposes to reframe CSO accountability in a context of shrinking civic space, through six new principles of CSO accountability.
- Eszter Filippinyi (@TAInitiative) ponders how #accountability is connected with the debate around #powershift towards civil society from the Global South and also elaborates on the importance of unrestricted funding by donors and the need for mutual accountability between donors and recipients. Check her thoughts out here.
- Be inspired by Forus’ new strategy which sets a positive agenda for civil society with a commitment to strengthening monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. They also put in place a very cool new listening mechanism!
On the last day, we were treated to an amazing dialogue between Balkans CSOs and donors on accountability, hosted by the Balkan Civil Society Development Network. The discussion explored challenges that CSOs face in their accountability practices, the dynamics between CSOs and donors, alongside national codes for accountability. This interesting piece is definitely worth a read!
Did we miss out on an initiative or a cool resource? Let us know below in the comments! While you’re at it, don’t forget to sign onto the DACoP Google Group to learn more and exchange resources.