The following are the main sources that have been used in the compilation of this toolkit and would be well worth further exploration for those interested in delving deeper:

logo_GPSA.jpgGlobal Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Knowledge Platform

The GPSA is a World Bank initiative that “supports civil society and governments to work together to solve critical governance challenges in developing countries”.  The Knowledge Platform is “a space to connect, collaborate, exchange and learn about the latest debates and practice on Social Accountability”.


logo_localGovtGuide.jpgOpen Government Guide

The Open Government Guide is a resource developed through the international Open Government Partnership which seeks to secure government commitments to transparency, participation and accountability. The guide “highlights practical, measurable, specific and actionable steps that governments can, and are taking across a range of cross-cutting and focused areas.”


logo_pCompass.jpgParticipation Compass

Participation Compass is a platform jointly presented by Involve and the Bertelsmann Foundation which aims to help “people in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors who need to involve a wider group of people in their work. The site and app provides you with information, advice, case studies and opportunities to share experiences with others to help you make your public participation activities as effective as possible”.



Participedia is an international academic partnership that aims to provide “a low-cost, easy way for hundreds of researchers and practitioners from across the globe to catalogue and compare the performance of participatory political processes”.


logo_PGExchange.jpgParticipatory Governance Exchange

An initiative of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, PG Exchange is a “global online platform for knowledge development, sharing and learning on participatory governance (PG). Participatory governance is about empowering citizens to participate in processes of public decision-making that affect their lives.”