Strengthening transparency and citizen engagement in the allocation and use of natural resource revenues in Colombia

By Jorge Florez and Carlos Diaz (GLOBAL INTEGRITY)

This report is part of a series of D4A outputs including: a scoping report for Nigeria; landscape reviews for Nigeria and Colombia; notes about donor collaboration in Nigeria and Colombia, and GI’s role as learning partner; pieces drawing lessons from the work in Nigeria and Colombia (this report), and a note reflecting on the implications of these findings for future donor investments.

The report condenses lessons from the D4A initiative in Colombia, using evidence from a collaboration with Transparencia por Colombia (TC) and the Corporación Comisión de Juristas Akubadaura (CCJA) in projects related to the use of data for accountability.

Both projects were successful in promoting increased data access and use by target audiences. TC’s work contributed to strengthening coordination and engagement in national coalitions and motivated an increased number of local organizations to develop new initiatives using data for accountability and local development. CCJA disseminated data and analysis to organizations in the indigenous movement and supported the development of strategies and decision-making by indigenous communities and national organizations.

Intrigued about how both projects’ shared elements contributed to their success? Download the full report here (English and Spanish)

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