Agenda

Day 1

0915 Log on
0930 Chair and Delegate's Introductions

Chair's look ahead to the week
Delegates' introductions, objectives and organisational challenges
1000 Different types of Governance

Public and private compared
Governance at different levels and multi-level governance
OECD governance best practice principles
UK Financial Reporting Council Corporate Governance best practice
UK Civil Service Governance
1100 Morning Break
1115 International and National Frameworks

UN-Post 2015 – making accountability a priority
National ownership – ‘vertical alignment'
Legal frameworks
Human rights
Coherence, consistency, flexibility, targets and indicators
1215 Lunch
1315 Accountability

Vertical (principal-agent relation e.g. elections)
Horizontal (checks and balances in the exercise of state power and oversight institutions)
Social (civil society organisations and media)
1415 Afternoon Break
1430 Accountability continued

Political vs legal accountability
Limitations of international accountability
Importance of strengthening local accountability
Answerability obligation to inform, explain and justify decisions/actions
1530 Afternoon Break
1545 Examples of Organisational Governance and Accountability Frameworks
1615 End of Day Wrap Up
1630 Close

Day 2

0915 Log on
0930 Chair's Introduction and Delegates' Recap
0945 Strengthening Systems

Strengthening local government
Local development and accountability
Strengthening electoral, legislative, justice and anti-corruption systems
1045 Morning Break
1100 Empowerment

Participation of individuals and civil society
Social inclusion and its role in accountability
Access to justice and justice administration
Access to information
1200 Break
1215 Youth participation in holding Governments to account
245 Lunch
1345 Gender and Rights

Gender responsive and rights-based governance systems
Women's participation in politics and decision making
Gender - responsive budgeting
Frameworks to allow for human rights and accountability
Supporting more legitimate, inclusive and effective governments
1445 Afternoon Break
1500 Coordination and Cooperation

The importance to effective accountability
Development cooperation
1600 End of Day Wrap Up
1615 Close

Day 3

0915 Log on
0930 Transparency and Anti-Corruption

The negative impacts of corruption and poor transparency?
UN framework to tackle corruption – impacts
The importance of strong institutions
Anti-corruption mechanisms
1030 Morning Break
1045 Transparency and Anti-Corruption continued

Citizen engagement
Transparency International
Case study DFID's strengthening national audit offices
1145 Break
1200 Whistleblowing

Exposing wrongdoing and threats to public welfare
Enabling structures for whistleblowers
1245 Lunch
1345 Relationships between Public and Non-State Actors

Private organisations
Third sector
Aligning principles and standards with wider goals
Non-state actor accountability
1445 Afternoon Break
1500 Delivery Chains
The importance, risk and governance of delivery chains
1600 End of Day Wrap-Up and Questions
1615 Close

Day 4

0915 Log on
0930 Monitoring Frameworks

Current frameworks
What are meaningful indicators to measure and evaluate progress?
What are the enabling tools and mechanisms necessary?
Policy direction
“Even-handed” to balance intrinsic power asymmetries
What are the gaps and pitfalls to watch out for?
1030 Morning Break
1045 Role of regulation

Current regulatory mechanisms for Government accountability
OECD Governance of Regulation Best Practice'
Are these mechanisms effective?
The future of accountability regulation in the public sector
1145 Enforcement

Non-binding, voluntary agreements
The missing link – credible incentives?
1230 Lunch
1330 The Role of Technology in Governance and Accountability

The role of data in governance and accountability
E-governance – citizen centric?
Social media and its evolving role
1430 Afternoon Break
1445 Finance, Accountability and Governance
1545 Afternoon Break
1600 End of Event Wrap-Up

Questions
Developing Action Plans
Signposting
Next Steps
1630 Close