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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...  

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.