KAMPALA PRINCIPLE: TUs_SUBP 4.B
KAMPALA PRINCIPLE 4 - TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Why is it important?
Disseminating results lets stakeholders and the local community know whether a project is delivering on its development outcomes or not. Being transparent about the results, whether they show success, challenges or failures, helps open an inclusive dialogue on how to improve the project and builds trust and accountability. Trade unions have an important watchdog role, calling out PSE projects that are not transparent and implementing transparency and rights-based campaigns when needed. They can also help disseminate results through their own networks and ensure it is done in a meaningful way for lessons to be learnt from the results.
- Is enough information on the PSE project readily available?
- Can you make use of the information collected?
- Do you support the dissemination of results that display good (and bad) practices in terms of social and climate justice?
- Make use of information to ensure rights are respected and social dialogue is established.
- Demand the publication of results and data to help your own analysis of the results.
- Demand the publication of results at the intermediary stage of the PSE project to help influence any course corrections needed.
- Accept poor quality information or analysis of the quality of a PSE project.
- Forget to demand a complaints mechanism and remediation process at the project level and ensure it is communicated extensively with the project affected people.
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