Seen but Not Heard
Despite repeated warnings from Unicef, children are not being involved in policymaking on climate change. How can they be included?
Isn't there a difference between when an NGO protests to save the environment and the tobacco lobby, for instance, negotiating with politicians on behalf of their own interests?
How an investigative report embarrassed Pakistan’s intelligence service – and provided an opportunity to place the powerful agency under civilian control.
The quest for transparency, accountability, and meaningful public participation in governance continues to inspire the development of mechanisms that give life to these values.
Wouldn’t it be true empowerment though if the right of citizens to speak their minds were directly integrated into political and administrative decision-making processes?