Organised with l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the seminar Transparent, Reliable, Understandable and Interactive: Challenges in Donors' Domestic Accountability was held in Paris on 15 and 16 December 2009.
It gathered 70 development professionals in different fields (evaluation, communication, public information), but it also involved the public sector (ministries, public agencies, members of parliament), media and civil society.
Why is it important for development communicators to join the accountability debate?
Since the existence of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005) results orientation and the accountability of governments towards its citizens have become the two focal points of development communication. This seminar tried to define what precisely accountability means with regard to different constituencies/target groups. It aimed to answer the following questions:
Below are the presentations and key documents from seminar (click on titles to download):
Framing the issue
Perspectives of accountability holders
Innovative tools of accountability