Transparency and accountability

Julia Fischer-Mackey and Jonathan Fox, “Pitfalls of  “Slippery Indicators”: The Importance of Reading Between the Lines,” Development in Practice, 2022

Jonathan Fox, “Accountability Keywords,” Accountability Working Paper, No. 11, January 2022

Jonathan Fox, “Contested Terrain: International Development Projects and Countervailing Power for the Excluded,World Development, 133, 2020

Colin Anderson, Jonathan Fox and John Gaventa, “How Do Donor-led Empowerment and Accountability Activities Take Scale into Account? Evidence from DFID Programmes in Contexts of Fragility, Conflict and Violence,” IDS Working Paper, No. 536, April 2020

Marta Schaaf, Jonathan Fox, Stephanie M. Topp, Caitlin Warthin, Lynn P. Freedman, Rachel Sullivan Robinson, Sundararaman Thiagarajan, Kerry Scott, Thoko Maboe, Margareth Zanchetta, Ana Lorena Ruano, Maryse Kok and Svea Closser, “Community Health Workers and Accountability: Reflections from an International “Think-In,” International Journal for Equity in Health, 17:66, May, 2018

Jonathan Fox, “The Political Construction of Accountability Keywords,IDS Bulletin, 49(2), March, 2018

Jonathan Fox, “Scaling Accountability Through Vertically Integrated Civil Society Policy Monitoring and Advocacy,”  IDS Working Paper, Brighton: Institute for Development Studies/Making All Voices Count, December, 2016 (summary)

Jonathan Fox and Joy Aceron, with Aranzazu Guillan Montero, “Doing Accountability Differently: A Proposal for the Vertical Integration of Civil Society Monitoring and Advocacy,” Issue Paper No. 4, Bergen: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center/Accountability Research Center/G-Watch, August, 2016 (summary) [also available in Spanish]. Revised version also published in Joy Aceron and Francis Isaac, “Going Vertical: Citizen-Led Reform Campaigns in the Philippines,” Making All Voices Count Research Report, Brighton: IDS, 2016 and in Joy Aceron, ed., Going Vertical: Citizen-led Reform Campaigns in the Philippines, 2nd ed., Manila: G-Watch/ARC, 2018

Jonathan Fox and Brendan Halloran, eds, with Anna Levy, Joy Aceron and Albert Van Zyl, “Connecting the Dots for Accountability: Civil Society Policy Monitoring and Advocacy Strategies,” London: Transparency and Accountability Initiative, American University School of International Service, Government Watch, International Budget Partnership, SimLab, February, 2016

Tiago Peixoto and Jonathan Fox, “When Does ICT-Enabled Citizen Voice Lead to Government Responsiveness,” 2016 World Development Report Background Paper, Internet for Development, January, 2016 [abridged version also published in IDS Bulletin, 47(1), January, 2016]

Brandon Brockmyer and Jonathan Fox, “Assessing the Evidence: The Effectiveness and Impact of Public Governance-Oriented Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives,” London: Transparency and Accountability Initiative, Sept. 2015 (blog linked to report, reblogged Oct. 15 by the Open Government Partnership) [“¿De la transparencia a la rendición de cuentas?…” blog en español]

Jonathan Fox, “Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say?” World Development, No. 72, August, 2015 [revised and abridged version of GPSA Working Paper]

Jonathan Fox, “Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say?” GPSA Working Paper, No. 1, Sept., 2014 [also available in Arabic; French and Spanish]

Jonathan Fox, “Speaking of International T/A Initiatives and CSO-Researcher Dialogue…” Think Piece, Transparency and Accountability Initiative, Nov. 11, 2013

Jonathan Fox, “El acceso a la rendición de cuentas: ¿Voces individuales o colectivas?Mexico Rural Development Reports, Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute, No. 26, 2013

Jonathan Fox, Libby Haight and Brian Palmer-Rubin, “Proporcionar transparencia ¿Hasta qué punto responde el gobierno mexicano a las solicitudes de información pública?” [“Delivering Transparency: To What Degree Does the Mexican Government Respond to Public Information Requests?” Gestión y política pública, Mexico: CIDE, 20(1), 2011 (English version)

Jonathan Fox and Libby Haight, “Transparency Reforms: Theory and Practice,” in Andrew Selee and Jacqueline Peschard, eds., Mexico’s Democratic Challenges, Palo Alto: Stanford University Press/Woodrow Wilson Center, 2010

Jonathan Fox and Libby Haight, eds., Subsidizing Inequality: Mexican Corn Policy Since NAFTA, Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/CIDE/UC Santa Cruz, 2010  (en español)

Jonathan Fox, Carlos García Jiménez and Libby Haight, “Rural Democratization in Mexico’s Deep South: Grassroots Right-to-Know Campaigns in Guerrero,” Journal of Peasant Studies, 36(2), 2009

Libby Haight and Jonathan Fox, “Desde la transparencia hacia el derecho a saber y la contraloría social comunitaria,” [“From Transparency to the Right to Know and Community Oversight”] in Marcos Mendez, ed., El derecho a saber, ¡hagámoslo valer! Experiencias y retos ciudadanos para el acceso a la información pública en Guerrero, Chilpancingo: Universidad Campesina del Sur, 2009

Jonathan Fox, “Transparencia y rendición de cuentas,” (“Transparency and Accountability”) in John Ackerman, ed., Más allá del acceso a la información: Transparencia, rendición de cuentas y Estado de Derecho, Mexico: Siglo XXI/Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, UNAM/CETA, 2008

Jonathan Fox, Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007 (Introduction)

Jonathan Fox, “The Uncertain Relationship between Transparency and Accountability,” Development in Practice, 17(4-5) August, 2007  [also published in Andrea Cornwall and Deborah Eade, eds., Deconstructing Development Discourse: Buzzwords and Fuzzwords, Bourton-on-Dunsmore, UK: Practical Action, 2010]

Jonathan Fox, “Rural Democratization and Decentralization at the State-Society Interface: What Counts as ‘Local’ Government in the Mexican Countryside?Journal of Peasant Studies, 34(3-4), July-October, 2007

Jonathan Fox, Libby Haight, Helena Hofbauer and Tania Sánchez, eds., Mexico’s Right-to-Know Reforms: Civil Society Perspectives, Mexico City: FUNDAR/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2007 [also in Spanish]

Jonathan Fox, “Acceso_a_la_rendicion_de_cuentas: ¿Voces individuales y colectivas?,” [Accessing Accountability: Individual and Collective Voices”] presented at “Candados y Derechos: Protección de Programas Sociales y Construcción de Ciudadanía,” United Nations Development Program, Mexico City, April, 2007

Jonathan Fox, “Vertically Integrated Policy Monitoring: A Tool for Civil Society Policy Advocacy,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 30(3), September, 2001

Jonathan Fox, “Transparency for Accountability: Civil Society Monitoring of Multilateral Development Bank Anti-Poverty Projects,” Development in Practice, 7(2), May, 1997  [reprinted in Deborah Eade, ed., Development and Social Action, Oxford: Oxfam GB, 1999] (en español)

Jonathan Fox, “Governance and Development in Rural Mexico: State Intervention and Public Accountability,” Journal of Development Studies, 32(1), October, 1995

Jonathan Fox, “Democratic Rural Development: Leadership Accountability in Regional Peasant Organizations,” Development and Change, 23(2), April, 1992 [also published, with an updated epilogue, in Jonathan Fox, Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007]

Jonathan Fox and Luis Hernández, “Offsetting the `Iron Law of Oligarchy’: The Ebb and Flow of Leadership Accountability in a Regional Peasant Organization,” Grassroots Development, 13(2), 1989 (en español)

See also sections on Agriculture and food policy, Decentralization and democratization & World Bank accountability