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West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI);
Open government in Benin has been on the agenda of politicians and civil society for the past five years. The concept aims at effective governance through transparency and accountability of public authorities. However, certain basic requirements for its implementation in our country continue to be an obstacle. Among them is the non-recognition of the right of access to public information – one of the pillars of open government. The NGO Coalition of Benin for an Open Government1, with support from NIMD (Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy), brought together Beninese parliamentarians in Cotonou for an advocacy seminar on access to public information from 11 – 13 August 2020. This is yet another advocacy meeting whose objective was "to get the Beninese legislature to take charge of the content and challenges of Open Government and its score for a successful process" of Benin's accession to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), specifically aimed at sensitising parliamentarians on the need to provide Benin with a law that effectively promotes access to public information.
Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA);
The second edition of Social Accountability Guidebook for CSOs is a learning resource that is intended to support the building of a community of practice of social accountability practitioners, advocates, and champions in West Africa. This guidebook is an updated version of the first edition which was published in 2018. The Guidebook presents case studies of social accountability initiatives from the West African region, interspersed with definitions of terminologies related to the concept. It is intended to deepen understanding and foster appreciation of the concept of social accountability, its potential for strengthening accountability in the region, and the challenges that may be encountered in implementing social accountability initiatives in the West African Context. It is hoped that the Guidebook will serve as a catalyst for further development and tailoring of the concept of social accountability in West Africa, by CSOs, development practitioners, local and central government agencies, the donor community, and all others who are interested in advancing accountability in West Africa.
The article analyses the state of farmer and civil society against massive investment in agriculture land.
Revue Africaine de Gestion;
The purpose of this research is to understand the mechanisms by which the actions of corporate social responsibility can affect organizational commitment and organizational identification consumers. From an experiment performed with video support of social responsibility of the telephone operator MTN Benin, data were collected from a sample of judgment seven hundred and ten mobile phone users. The analysis shows that the consumer perception of the actions of social responsibility of the company affects their commitment and organizational identification. Socially responsible consumption appears as a moderating variable to put direct links days. However, the communication by the company on its "good deeds" does not seem to affect these relationships.
The paper presents the role played by civil society organisations to bring down the poverty.
This report Investigates on UN aid for Benin country
Le présent article tente d'identifier les comportements stratégiques-types des dirigeants des PMEAA et de mesurer leurs effets sur la création de la richesse et la réduction de la pauvreté au Bénin. Les résultats empiriques obtenus montrent que les dirigeants adoptent dans leur majorité des comportements patrimoniaux, alors que ce sont les comportements entrepreneuriaux qui permettent d'améliorer la richesse créée à hauteur de 0,62 millions de FCFA. Cette richesse créée améliore dans le ménage le niveau d'éducation des enfants, la sécurité alimentaire et les conditions d'accès aux soins de santé. Il en est de même pour l'accès à l'eau potable et à l'électricité, l'épanouissement de la femme et l'amélioration du niveau de revenu du ménage, ainsi que la création d'emploi pour la société.
CIVICUS - World Alliance for Citizen Participation;
Nowadays, Civil Society Organizations (CSO's) are widely recognized as full actors of development. They are noted for theircapacity to reach, represent and defend the vulnerable and socially excluded. They give them the means to act and may emerge as agents of social change.
Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA);
Action-research was conducted in Benin, Ghana and Senegal as case studies to interrogate the state of the approach addressing the traffic, production and consumption of drugs and its relative impacts on the state and society in West Africa in terms of human security, governance, democracy and socio-economic development.
International Studies Program of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies;
We examine the results of the measures aimed at taxing the unrecorded sector in some Sub-Saharan African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso). Then, specific strategies are proposed in order to tax the informal micro-activities and TEA respectively. These strategies imply some specific tax measures widely implemented in Sub-Saharan African countries, such as a withholding tax profit. Some new measures, in particular a drastically simplified business tax for informal micro-activities, could be useful. With respect to tax collection, some innovative choices are suggested. Working Paper Number 03-17.