Current Projects

  • Directs new Accountability Research Center at SIS, an action-research incubator focused on partnerships with public interest groups and policy reformers in the global South @
  • Steering committee member, “Action for Empowerment and Accountability,” a five year research consortium led by the Institute for Development Studies, with support from UK Department of International Development
  • Coordinates, with Prof. Rachel Sullivan Robinson, comparative research on “sandwich strategies” for reform in the global South, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Named Honorary Associate, Institute for Development Studies, 2016
  • Meta-analysis of social accountability research, published in World Development, No, 72, August 2015 – abridged version of Global Partnership for Social Accountability Working Paper No. 1, Sept. 2014, recently translated into Spanish, French and Arabic
  • Founding member of the International Expert Panel of the Independent Reporting Mechanism, which is part of the Open Government Partnership. The IRM assesses governments’ followup in response to their own policy commitments to increase public access to information. Termed out: 2016
  • Member of editorial committee of a Mexican public interest website, “Subsidios al Campo,” that explains how agricultural programs work, and who gets what – with 21 million plus hits since its launch in 2008 (2.0 version launched in 2010). See also a 2012 case study by the International Budget Partnership and and an Informacion Civica blog

Earlier projects: