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Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency

Business Advancing Justice – The Goal 16 Working Group Toolkit

National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA),

In 2019, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) working with its Corporate Advisory Committee (CAC) launched a new initiative tied to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16 and its call to “ensure equal access to justice for all.” The initiative’s mandate was to identify more opportunities for the U.S. corporate community interested…

[Webinar] Kenya’s Huduma Namba: Risks, Responses, and the Fight for Genuine Inclusion

Digital Frontiers Institute, Namati, Nubian Rights Forum,

This webinar draws on experiences in the response to Kenya’s transition to “Huduma Namba” to establish the need to address exclusion in digital transitions, highlight policy recommendations, and inspire greater use of legal empowerment strategies towards inclusive digital identity in practice. Discrimination and other forms of exclusion are major obstacles that leave millions without proof…

Justice Fact Sheet

Open Government Partnership (OGP),

OGP works to expand responsiveness, accountability and inclusion into all systems of justice. Justice is an emerging area in open government with a growing number of potentially high impact commitments. This Fact Sheet presents a snapshot of global progress and member-level examples of justice reform in OGP.

Transparency and Accountability at the Frontlines of Justice

Open Government Partnership (OGP),

This document suggests how members of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) can move from advocacy to concrete commitments on policing. It assembles what has been done and what could be done to realize the OGP’s goals of inclusion, justice, and human rights through improved transparency, participation, and accountability. As the document shows, some work has…

Guía de Gobierno Abierto y Coronavirus

Open Government Partnership (OGP),

Esta guía integra los mejores recursos sobre proyectos y estrategias de gobierno abierto que pueden apoyar los esfuerzos de atención a la pandemia. Fue desarrollada a partir de 350 ejemplos identificados por la comunidad de gobierno abierto y busca dar visibilidad al trabajo de algunos socios de OGP, muchos de los cuales contribuyeron a la…

Guide Pour un Gouvernement Ouvert et le Coronavirus

Open Government Partnership (OGP),

Ce guide est un guichet unique des meilleures ressources actuelles sur la façon dont les projets et les approches du gouvernement ouvert peuvent soutenir la lutte contre la pandémie. Il s’appuie sur plus de 350 exemples d’externalisation provenant de la communauté du gouvernement ouvert et amplifie le travail du large éventail de partenaires thématiques du…

A Guide to Open Government and the Coronavirus: Justice

Open Government Partnership (OGP),

This guide is a one-stop-shop for the best current resources on how open government projects and approaches can support tackling the pandemic. It draws on over 350 crowdsourced examples from the open government community and amplifies the work of OGP’s wide range of thematic partners, many of whom have directly contributed their expertise to the…

Información en emergencias: un salvavidas

Vivian Newman, Juan Carlos Upegui, Daniel Ospina,

Sin información no hay conocimiento. La transparencia sobre información relacionada con el brote de SARS CoV-2 en Colombia es fundamental para la garantía de los derechos humanos. En este documento la autora y los autores se centran en cuatro facetas del acceso a la información, con sus respectivos riesgos, que deben tener en cuenta los…

Gestión de planes de acción locales de gobierno abierto: herramientas para la cocreación, el seguimiento y la evaluación

Alejandra Naser, Verona Fideleff, Joaquín Tognoli,

El presente documento está dirigido a actores de todos los sectores (gobierno, sociedad civil organizada, academia, sector privado) comprometidos con el desarrollo sostenible en la región de América Latina y el Caribe, y particularmente interesados en promover la transparencia, el acceso a la información, la participación ciudadana y la colaboración multisectorial en la gestión de…

Guía para el análisis presupuestario de políticas contra la violencia de género en Argentina

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ),

Este manual busca ofrecer herramientas para analizar el presupuesto de las diferentes jurisdicciones en Argentina, la información básica sobre el análisis del gasto público con perspectiva de género y de derechos, y una serie de estrategias y herramientas implementadas en algunos niveles de gobierno por un equipo de investigadoras del Banco Mundial, para visibilizar aquellas…

How One Experience in Bangladesh Advanced Women’s Rights Work in Myanmar

Posted by Nant Thi Thi Oo in Gender, Legal Empowerment Network

The following is a blog by Nant Thi Thi Oo, a data entry associate with Namati’s program in Myanmar.    In November 2015, I had the chance to participate in a learning exchange hosted by Namati and the Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers Association (BNWLA). I was very grateful to be selected to go. The exchange focused…

Streamlining Institutions to Restore Land and Justice to Farmers in Myanmar

Posted by Namati in Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research

A new policy brief has been released emphasizing the need for the Myanmar government to put in place simple, transparent mechanisms to ensure that land and justice is restored to farmers who were dispossessed of their livelihoods without due process or compensation.  According to the Parliamentary Land Investigation Committee, more than 500,000 acres of land in Myanmar…

Four Ways Regional Bodies Can Help Deliver SDG Justice Commitments

Posted by Temitayo O. Peters, Global Legal Advocacy Fellow, Namati in Post-2015 Agenda

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) differ from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in many ways. Unlike the MDGs, the SDGs universally apply to all countries, and are holistic and integrated. Moreover, their delivery is to be achieved by governments, civil society, and the private sector working together to achieve their success. The SDGs also recognize…

Groundtruthing – A Journey from Law to Environmental Justice

Posted by Vivek Trivedi in General

“The community actually said that the ‘air is so bad and the water is so bad that we can neither cook nor make tea.’” This line, sobering in its daily reality, was delivered at a recent webinar entitled Building Evidence for Justice – Groundtruthing Environmental Compliance, by Kanchi Kohli, Legal Research Director at the CPR-Namati…

Bringing Law to Life: Paralegal Interventions in Natural Resource Exploitation

Posted by Sonkita Conteh in Community Paralegals, Land & Natural Resources

Introduction When a diamond mining company closed its operations in Mofuwe Village, in the south of Sierra Leone, it left behind three mined-out pits the size of several football pitches, a collapsed bridge, a blocked stream and an uncompleted community school building. It was as if the villagers woke up one morning and the company…

The Community Land Protection Facilitator’s Guide

Posted by Namati's Community Land Protection Team in Community Land Protection, Resources & Research

Namati’s Community Land Protection Facilitator’s Guide is a step-by-step, practical “how to” manual for grassroots advocates working to help communities protect their customary claims and rights to land and natural resources. After years of working with partner organizations around the world to support communities to protect their land rights, Namati has developed a comprehensive, five-part approach…

New book on protecting community lands and resources in Africa from Namati and Natural Justice

Posted by Marena Brinkhurst in Advocacy & Systemic Change, Land & Natural Resources, Resources & Research

In 2013, a group of 20 expert advocates from across Africa gathered for a three-day symposium to share experiences and practical strategies for effectively supporting communities to protect their lands and natural resources. The symposium illuminated many similarities between the types of threats to communities’ land and natural resource claims, as well as underlying factors that drive and exacerbate…

What Lies Behind Environmental Law Making

Posted by Manju Menon & Kanchi Kohli in Environment

Even before the new government came to power in India in mid 2014, the narrative of environment regulations being antithetical to economic growth had become a matter of national debate. Not surprisingly then, since June 2014 there has been a roll out of amendments to procedures that determine environmental approvals to industrial and infrastructure projects….

Recommendations for addressing bribery in the health sector

Posted by Namati Mozambique in Health

Namati Mozambique has produced an essential guide for patients and specialist on how to avoid bribery in the Mozambican health sector. The guide contains a series of recommendations for both policy and practice focused on the identification, prevention and combat of bribery in the health sector in Mozambique. It is a practical tool that can be used by patients,…

Ignoring the institutions that can save India’s coastal regions

Posted by Manju Menon, Kanchi Kohli and Meenakshi Kapoor in Environment

Since November 2014 there have been at least four amendments to India’s Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011. In all but one instance, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has emphasised on the “public interest” clause, allowing the dispensation of the requirement of a public notice and seeking citizen’s inputs before the…

Justice in the SDGs for Nepal’s Women and Dalits

Posted by Namati in Post-2015 Agenda

The Kathmandu Post is running an OpEd by Som Niroula and Neetu Pokharel, of the Alliance for Social Dialogue in Nepal, that argues for the inclusion of justice targets in the new development goals. This, they argue, is the best way  of ensuring enforcement of Nepal’s obligations to women and those who suffer caste discrimination. “A large number of Nepali…