From Poverty to Power: Building Active Citizenship and Accountability in Asia: case studies from Vietnam and India

“…A seminar in Bangkok on ‘active citizenship’ in Asia, part of an ‘Asia Development Dialogue’ organized by Oxfam, Chulalongkornlogo-asia-development-dialogue University and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and supported by the Rockefeller Foundation…brought together a diverse group of local mayors, human rights activists and academics, and discussed a series of case studies. Two in particular caught my eye…” …

The Chukua Hatua Accountability Programme, Tanzania

The Chukua Hatua (CH) programme run by Oxfam GB and its implementing partners is a five-year governance and accountability initiative in Tanzania (2010–15). The goal of the CH programme is to achieve increased accountability and responsiveness of government to its citizens. The programme aims to achieve this by creating active citizenship; that is, citizens who know their rights and responsibilities, …