Tools to Support Transparency in Local Governance
The result of a successful collaborative venture between UNHABITAT and Transparency International, this Toolkit focuses on transparency and its importance for increasing accountability, for promoting more effective citizen participation and for combating corruption in cities. More fundamentally, however, the Toolkit argues that promoting transparency can not only improve accountability, but can essentially reinvent local governance.
The Toolkit has been developed as a source of ideas and inspiration for all stakeholders active in improving the quality of local governance. This includes national, state, provincial and local government officials, non-governmental and community-based organisations, the media, the private sector, academics and international support agencies. Each of these actors can use the ideas in this Toolkit to mobilise stakeholders behind a programme to improve transparency and local governance in general.