March 8, 2016

All people should have the right to have their voices heard, and all women should have the right to have healthy babies.  In the newest blog post on the project, Courtney Tolmie shares some of the lessons we have so far on reaching these goals through smarter evaluation, transparency and accountability, and learning.  You can read the post here and...

December 15, 2015

The Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center Communique newsletter featured the T4D project in its Fall 2015 edition.  The article features an update on the project progress as we enter our 3rd year, highlighting the launch of the intervention scale up in Indonesia and Tanzania.  The piece is available in the online version of the newsletter here.  

A PATTIRO facilitator leads a community meeting in Indonesia

October 6, 2015

Courtney Tolmie (R4D) and Nathaniel Heller (R4D) led a webinar for the Open Government Partnership-World Bank webinar series on October 6, 2015.  This webinar highlighted components of the Transparency for Development project, including early findings from the pilots in Tanzania and Indonesia.  The presentation focused on the implications of this research on assessing the effectiveness of bottom-up accountability across other sectors, and for policymakers at...

This blog was written by Courntey Tolmie (R4D) and originally published for the Transparency and Accountability Initiative in September 2013.

If you ask any partner in any low- or middle-income country whether absenteeism or drug stockouts or quality of services are a problem, the answer you are likely to receive (with little hesitation) is ‘yes’. That response may be based on extensive quantitative analyses, but more likely it is just common knowledge.

This raises the...

This blog was written by Courtney Tolmie (R4D) and originally published for the Transparency and Accountability Initiative in September 2013.

‘Impact’ makes me cringe.

Not the actual process or the achievement of changing something, obviously. But the term. ’Impact’ has become a messy term, especially in the field of transparency and accountability. Unfortunately, we are going to have to grapple with it if we are going to make any progress in an intervention. Or an...