In recent years, the world has seen formidable manifestations of citizens’ engagement and demands for responsible and accountable governance. By taking to the streets to condemn corruption scandals, by rallying on social media to address growing inequalities or by participating in global consultations to develop the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ordinary citizens are increasingly eager and able to make their voices heard. At the same time, after several decades of progress, the space for citizens’ voices is shrinking globally as several governments raise legal barriers to constrain actions by civil society and their demands for accountability.
In this context, IEG and 3ie are partnering to establish an interactive dialogue anchored in evaluative evidence, engaging stakeholders in ways that inspire them to make better decisions and ask better questions on the future of citizen engagement and accountable government.
Reality Check will be a discussion contrasting what we know to what is being done on the ground. The conversation will be moderated by Ruth Levine, Program Director, Global Development and Population, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
- Jeff Thindwa, Program Manager, Global Partnership for Social Accountability, World Bank.
- Jonathan Fox, Professor, School of International Service, Director Accountability Research Center, American University.
- Nathaniel Heller, Executive Vice President, Integrated Strategies, Results for Development.
- Warren Krafchik, Executive Director, International Budget Partnership.
More details on the 3ie-IEG Conference agenda can be found here.