Accountability Keywords Authors

Key terms in the accountability field often have different meanings, to different actors, in different contexts – and in different languages. This project addresses “what counts” as accountability – drawing on dialogue with dozens of scholars and practitioners around the world. Each author has a post reflecting on meanings and usage of relevant keywords in their own contexts and languages.

Amy Ekdawi

Arab Watch Coalition

Amy has been working with pro-rights civil society movements around the world in the last 30 years. Her work in the last 15 years has focused on connecting the local pro-rights southern movements to the global pro-rights northern movements in order to promote for social, economic, and environmental justice in the policies and portfolios of International Financial Institutions.  Before joining Arab Watch Coalition, Amy was leading the regional programs around the world, including in MENA region, for the Bank Information Center- a nonprofit watchdog in the US. Amy has master’s degree in International Relations from Elliott School, George Washington University in Washington DC, and a Participatory Community Development Diploma from Coady Institute, St. Xavier University, Canada. She has another Masters in French-Arabic Interpretation from Ain Shams University in Egypt from where she had received a Bachelor in French Language and Literature few years earlier. Amy enjoys intelligent and informed debates. She can spend her days following non-stop political debates. 

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Brendan Halloran

United States

Brendan Halloran is the Head of Strategy and Learning at the International Budget Partnership.  Prior to this he led the learning efforts at the Transparency and Accountability Initiative.

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Charles H. Roberts

United States

Charles H. Roberts is a lawyer and translator based in Washington, DC.

Charles H. Roberts es abogado y traductor.

Francis Isaac

The Philippines

Francis Isaac is research and knowledge officer of Government Watch (G-Watch) and editor-in-chief of SocDem Asia Quarterly. He holds a master’s degree in international studies from De La Salle University (Manila).

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Haytham Karar

Sudan

Haytham is an international development practitioner. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Khartoum University in Sudan, and a Master of Arts from the American University, USA. He is also trained at the Hertie School of Governance on Public Administration, with a particular focus on Anti-Corruption Policy. He is the author of many academic papers published in well-read journals, such as the Journal of Developing Society and Italian Journal of Sociology of Education. He advised many international organizations on governance and anti-corruption in Sudan.

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Joy Aceron

The Philippines

Joy Aceron is convenor-director of Government Watch (G-Watch) and research fellow-adviser to Accountability Research Center (ARC).

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Matthew Stephenson

United States

Matthew Stephenson is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches administrative law, legislation and regulation, anti-corruption law, and political economy of public law. His research focuses on the application of positive political theory to public law, particularly in the areas of administrative procedure, anti-corruption, judicial institutions, and separation of powers. Prior to joining the Harvard Law School faculty, Professor Stephenson clerked for Senior Judge Stephen Williams on the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. He received his J.D. and Ph.D. (political science) from Harvard in 2003, and his B.A. from Harvard College in 1997.

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Maurico Cunha Filho

Brasil / Brazil

Marcio Cunha Filho é doutor em Direito (Universidade de Brasília), Mestre em Ciência Política (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul) e professor do Instituto Brasileiro de Ensino, Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento (IDP). Foi pesquisador visitante na American University (2016-2017).

Marcio Cunha Filho holds a PhD in Law from the University of Brasilia and a master’s degree in Political Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He was a research fellow at American University in 2016-2017 and is currently a professor at the Institute of Public Law in Brasília and a Federal Auditor at the Office of the Comptroller General.

 

Nitin Jadhav

India

Dr. Nitin Jadhav is a Homeopath with completed Masters’ in medical and Psychiatry Social Work. For the past 13 years, he has worked as a Community Health Practitioner focusing on developing and implementing various innovative community-based accountability processes for ensuring communitization and democratization of Public Health Systems and policies in India. In profession, he was associated with NGO i.e. SATHI- Support for Advocacy and Training to health Initiatives based in Maharashtra state of India and currently working in the organization, SAMA- Resource team for Women and Health based in New Delhi, India. Dr. Nitin is also active in various state and nation wide networks and campaigns India and state of Maharashtra such as People’s Health Movement (PHM) i.e. Jan Swasthya Abhiyan; also associated with a state-wide network called Mahila Kisan Adikar Manch (MAKAAM) i.e. Forum For Women Farmers’ Rights.

 

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Odeh Friday

Nigeria

Odeh Friday has a background in Mathematics and is currently studying for an M.Sc. in Psychology. Currently, Odeh works closely with communities and stakeholders to make governance work for citizens in his work with the Accountability Lab (AL) Nigeria. 

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Rajika Seth

India

Rajika is the Learning and Development Officer at Accountability Initiative (AI), Centre for Policy Research. The key focus of her role is to catalyze change by creating structured learning opportunities- courses, workshops and experiential programs that enable citizens, government and institutions to participate in and monitor social programs. She is currently involved with developing and managing AI’s flagship capacity building program, ‘PAISA Course’ for internal and external audiences. She also overlooks Communications at AI. Rajika was previously working with Teach for India, as part of their Alumni Impact team designing and developing programs to enable current Fellows and Alumni to remain engaged and committed to the education movement in India. She has a Masters in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK and a Bachelors in English Literature from Gargi College, Delhi University.

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Suchi Pande

India

Suchi Pande, a researcher and activist, is scholar-in-residence at the Accountability Research Center, Washington DC

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Yifei Li

China

Yifei Li is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at NYU Shanghai and Global Network Assistant Professor at NYU.

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