How can we make it last? Bringing together perspectives on the sustainability of citizen-centred accountability mechanisms

This briefing note explores whether and how citizen-centred accountability (CCA) mechanisms can be effectively sustained has received less attention, which Integrity Action has been exploring this question through conversations with civil society representatives, government, researchers, and citizens.

During 2020 we interviewed 25 figures from sectors including social accountability, open government, and civic tech, and combined this with feedback from CSOs, government officials and citizens taking part in some of our projects. The majority of the contributors were from the Global South. We combined this with a literature review covering around 200 shortlisted research, policy and evaluation reports from a variety of fields.