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    Local Governance Performance Evaluations
    In Bangladesh, the Union Parishad Performance Evaluation process, undertaken at six month intervals, makes Bangladesh’s local government councillors accountable for the commitments they made in public budget planning meetings and articulated in the UP’s five year plan. Councillors give themselves a green, yellow, or red card for each of a set of indicators in the Performance Evaluation. Separately, the Citizen’s Forum (a group of volunteer members of civil society), also give each councillor a coloured card, against the same indicators. In a public meeting, the 2 separate sets of cards are revealed and the differences between them are discussed.
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    In Nepal through the USAID-funded Hariyo Ban program, CARE focused on strengthening local governance of natural resource management groups, including building the capacity of Natural Resource Management (NRM) groups, community organizations, and increasing levels of meaningful participation by women and other marginalized groups. CARE employed approaches that support the Community Forestry Development Guidelines of 2009, including the Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA) tool, used to assess good governance practices in community groups. The PGA facilitates a group of selected participants to evaluate the extent to which the decision-making and management practices in a community leadership group comply with the four ‘pillars’ of good governance: transparency, participation, accountability and predictability. The assessment is guided by a set of sixteen governance indicators which participants rate as very good, good, moderate or poor. Responses are recorded on a matrix and later presented visually as a spider-web diagram. Based on this, a Governance Improvement Plan is formulated. The PGA tool helps to improve the overall functioning of a community group and its ability to manage natural resources in an equitable and sustainable manner.
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    Institutional Maturity Index (IMI)
    CARE Afghanistan uses the Institutional Maturity Index (IMI) with local Community Development Councils (CDCs) in their programme area. The IMI has two main objectives:
    1- To create a process and method for CDC members to reflect on their own performance, and to discuss feedback on their performance from community members;
    2- To help identify their needed skills and capacities, to help others provide targeted future support to CDCs on areas that are most needed, and to help the CDCs themselves plan for self-improvement in key areas.
    The most important aspect of the IMI process is not even the score itself – what is most important is the CDC’s self-reflection and dialogue about its own performance, and the Action Plan the CDC prepares to work on its institutional strength. Having an honest conversation and planning for improvement is better than getting a high score!
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    Institutional Maturity Index (IMI) simplified form
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    Local GovernmentGovernance Performance Evaluations
    In Bangladesh, the Union Parishad Performance Evaluation process, undertaken at six month intervals, makes Bangladesh’s local government councillors accountable for the commitments they made in public budget planning meetings and articulated in the UP’s five year plan. Councillors give themselves a green, yellow, or red card for each of a set of indicators in the Performance Evaluation. Separately, the Citizen’s Forum (a group of volunteer members of civil society), also give each councillor a coloured card, against the same indicators. In a public meeting, the 2 separate sets of cards are revealed and the differences between them are discussed.
    {Bangladesh Government Performance Evaluations.png} Union Parishad Performance Evaluations: Reflectionon mandated commitments and responsibilitiesin Bangladesh through JATRA project
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    See CARD 5 of project flash cards
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    Performance Assessment
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    Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA) tool
    In Nepal through the USAID-funded Hariyo Ban program, CARE focused on strengthening local governance of natural resource management groups, including building the capacity of Natural Resource Management (NRM) groups, community organizations, and increasing levels of meaningful participation by women and other marginalized groups. CARE employed approaches that support the Community Forestry Development Guidelines of 2009, including the Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA) tool, used to assess good governance practices in community groups. The PGA facilitates a group of selected participants to evaluate the extent to which the decision-making and management practices in a community leadership group comply with the four ‘pillars’ of good governance: transparency, participation, accountability and predictability. The assessment is guided by a set of sixteen governance indicators which participants rate as very good, good, moderate or poor. Responses are recorded on a matrix and later presented visually as a spider-web diagram. Based on this, a Governance Improvement Plan is formulated. The PGA tool helps to improve the overall functioning of a community group and its ability to manage natural resources in an equitable and sustainable manner.
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Monday, January 8

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    3. INCLUSIVE GOVERNANCE GUIDANCE
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    start applying the Inclusive Governance
    4. INCLUSIVE GOVERNANCE NETWORK NEWS - What's the latest?
    See here for IG Network News December 2017 Edition
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Tuesday, December 19

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    Published in 2016, this guidance for inclusive governance is a crucial new document for CARE International. It provides CARE and partner staff with direction for integrating inclusive governance into their work. See more details here on how you can start applying the Inclusive Governance to your work.
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    Network News OctoberDecember 2017 Edition
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    October 2017
    {Inclusive Governance Newsletter final October 24 2017 .pdf}
    December 2017
    {Inclusive Governance Newsletter draft November 2017.pdf}

    For older archived newsletters see IG Quarterly Bulletin Editions
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Wednesday, December 13

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    What is a Social Audit?
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    Audit is:
    • an approach and process that aims to build accountability and transparency from local leaders or local government, to citizens, related to the use and management of public resources;
    • an ongoing process of dialogue and continuous improvement. Social Audits should be repeated, and the action plans from completed Social Audits should be reviewed repeatedly over time. Repetition is important so that both leaders and community members can become comfortable and confident with the process, and can build a stronger relationship with each other. A Social Audit is not a one-time event!
    {Social Audit Afghanistan.jpg} On a map of the village, women indicate whether they receive an adequate supply of electricity from the new mini-hydroelectric generator – one of the two development projects they chose for a Social Audit.
    CARE Social Audit resources
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    for Afghanistan) 2016.2017.
    {CIUK Social Audit Field Guide ENG FINAL.pdf}
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