Further reading

If you desire to learn more about the topic, please consider this reading list:

pdf-xsThe World Bank Social Accountability contextual drivers (how to assess the context)

pdf-xsThe broader mapping context resource paper

linkAnuradha Joshi’s paper on causal chains and context

linkOn technology for accountability: All the IDS MAVC (Making all voices count) material

linkThe ODI sector characteristics work (relevant to accountability )

linkGeneral information about International IDEA
linkThe guide on Democratic Accountability in Service Delivery … and the one page version

linkInternational IDEA’s State of Democracy and State of Local Democracy frameworks

linkThe World Development Report 2014 of the World Bank – Making Services Work for the Poor

pdf-xsDAC guidelines: accountability and democratic governance: orientations and principles for development

pdf-xsInternational IDEA: Democratic accountability in service delivery (short version here)


pdf-xsA report from the assessment of democratic accountability in solid waste management in three capital districts in Malawi (International IDEA)


pdf-xsSeven papers covering 20 cases on the use and possible effects of democratic accountability (International IDEA)


Message from Manuel Sager, Director General of SDC

During the workshop launch, the video message from Manuel Sager, Director General of SDC, was highly appreciated by participants. In his message Mr. Sager emphasizes the importance of DDLG within SDC work. Also Mr. Sager addresses SDC employees in the cooperation offices directly:

I would like to address especially our NPOs and implementing partners. You are the backbone of our work in the field. You know the contexts, you know the systems, and you know the people. You have a crucial role in analyzing the needs in our countries of operation, in devising the programs and projects, and in implementing them efficiently and effectively. We value your opinion as highly as we appreciate your technical work.


ddlgn 248Welcome to the 2015 face to face event of the Democratisation, Decentralisation and Local Governance Network (DDLGN) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In the coming days this page will give you all the information participants need to be well prepared for this intensive learning journey.

On the left you find the main menu. The info tab gives you all the information about the venue and participants. The programme tab takes you to the workshop programme.