Edmund Malesky presents on inclusive accountability for independent and government institutions
The DCID director was a panelist during the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening Annual Learning Forum.
Edmund Malesky, director of the Duke Center for International Development (DCID), joined academics and practitioners for a discussion on institutional accountability and good governance at the inaugural Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) Annual Learning Forum.
Malesky served as a panelist for the "Inclusive Accountability through Checks, Balances, and Oversight across Independent and Government Institutions" session on May 23.
The panelists offered perspectives on encouraging parliaments to improve transparency and good governance, safeguarding the institutional integrity of Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) from politically motivated attacks, and efforts to coordinate national and sub-national levels of government for resilience in the face of crises.
The Annual Learning Forum followed a Democratic Elections and Political Processes (DEPP) Learning Agenda, leveraging the expertise and global footprint of seven international nongovernmental organizations to address five thematic areas: Citizen Participation in Electoral and Political Processes; Engaged Civil Society and Independent Media; Multi-Party Systems of Representation; Checks, Balances, and Oversight Across Institutions; and Transnational Bodies and Coalitions.
The program drew more than 250 participants and was supported through the DEPP cooperative agreement with the United State Agency for International Development (USAID) Center for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance.