2016 Global Development Forum: Citizen Participation and Government Accountability: The Role of Technology
Providing access to information and building effective, transparent institutions at all levels is key to promoting prosperity. The technologies developed over the last 10 years, including mobile internet devices, social media platforms, and the augmentation of big data have given ordinary citizens access to the information they need to make informed decisions and hold their governments accountable. Access to information and quality data will also be critical to advancing the sustainable development agenda. This panel will discuss how the open government movement and game-changing technologies are – and are not – transforming civic participation and governance.
Managing Director, Results for Development Institute
Alicia Phillips Mandaville
Vice President, Amida Technology Solutions
Tiago Carneiro Peixoto
Team Lead, Digital Engagement Unit, World Bank Group
Executive Director, Ushahidi
Shannon N. Green
Director and Senior Fellow, Human Rights Initiative, CSIS
The GDF is an annual component of CSIS's ongoing "Chevron Forum on Development" series, which seeks to highlight innovative approaches and the role of the private sector in global development.