Accountability Research Center bridges research and frontline perspectives to learn from ideas, institutions, and actors that advance strategies to improve public accountability.
Village social auditors verifying NREGA worksite in Telangana, India. Photo credit: SSAAT
Partnerships are at the core of ARC’s approach. Our partners are directly engaged in organizing citizens and reforming policy to transform governance and build more inclusive societies. ARC works with our partners to learn from their experiences and inform global agendas that advance transparent, participatory, and accountable governance.
ARC engages with a wide range of civil society thinkers, activists, practitioners, policy reformers, and academics working on accountability in many sectors and geographies. Through extensive dialogue with partners and collaborators, we co-design exploratory research. This research is relevant for the strategies of our partners, and makes a contribution to international thinking about how change happens in the field of transparency, participation, and accountability.
ARC publications enable practitioners and researchers to share grounded experiences and analytical insights to inform action, learning, and research about transparency, participation, and accountability. We have our own publication series which includes Accountability Working Papers and Notes. We also curate journal articles and reports authored by our staff and partners.
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