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2020 From street protest to the courts: active citizenry and lessons from the Makana case study

Building capabilities appears as key to retooling the state for higher quality and levels of performance. As is clear from the Auditor Gener...

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2020 Rwandan citizens' sovereignty, popular participation, and the EAC integration and democratization

The purpose of this chapter is to analyze Rwanda's participation in the East African Community (EAC) integration project. It will investigat...

2020 Grassroots democracy and development: learning from the Philippines

The Philippines have developed a system of neighbourhood government that other countries could usefully learn from. The barangays give ordin...

2018 Improving active citizenship programme: analytical report

The purpose of this report is to draw out key findings from the analysis conducted thus far for the 'Improving Active Citizenship and Partic...