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Confrontation and Collaboration

June, 2013 | Stephen Kosack & Archon Fung

Very few people in the world of transparency and accountability would claim that there is an automatic, one-to-one connection between the provision of information on one hand and the production of good things like governmental accountability, better public services, or less corruption, on the other...  

See also: T4D Blog Post

Five Worlds for Transparency and Accountability

June, 2013 | Stephen Kosack & Archon Fung

How can providing information lead to more accountable and effective governance? In a previous post we discussed two possibilities: the confrontational approach, in which information empowers citizens and communities to prevent public officials from misbehaving; and the collaborative approach, in which information allows communities and officials to work together, solving problems to make government and its services work better.

See also: T4D Blog Post