Posts Categorized: Governance

Shaking Accountability in Mexico

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Citizenship, Governance, Uncategorized, Unruly Politics, Young people.

Three weeks have passed since 19th September and in the aftermath of the earthquakes Mexico’s ‘accountability ecosystem’[1] appears to be thriving.  With the upcoming presidential, and lower and upper chamber, elections in 2018, the political elites are facing a growing tide of fed-up citizens taking action for real change. My work, and that of many […]

What’s missing from the data revolution? People.

Posted by & filed under Accountability, Citizenship, Governance, Participation, Post-2015.

The UN High Level Panel report on the post-2015 development agenda confirmed that the data revolution is high on the political agenda by including it as one of their five transformational shifts. Since then, the conversation has snowballed, with some heavy weights adding their support. Neva Frecheville argues that the data revolution is too technocratic and if we don’t address power dynamics behind this ‘revolution’ it will not be transformational.