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IDS In Focus Policy Briefing

Building Responsive States: Citizen Action and National Policy Change

Published on 1 October 2008

Citizen action plays a critical role in confronting poverty and social injustice at the national level. It can bring about significant changes to policy and help to build responsive and accountable states. The challenge is not only how best to support and enable national-level advocacy, but how to ensure the changes it brings about are sustainable.

This In Focus Policy Briefing explores positive examples of citizen action and highlights how government, donors and civil society organisations can help citizens bring about pro-poor national policy change.

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John Gaventa

Research Fellow and Director, Action for Empowerment and Accountability (A4EA) programme

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published by
IDS
authors
Gaventa, John
journal
IDS In Focus Policy Briefing, volume 5
language
English

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