Comprobando la hipótesis del proyecto Raíces Resilientes (Resilient Roots)

Llegando al final del proyecto, comenzamos a trabajar con Triskuel Consulting para diseñar y poner en marcha una metodología que permita poner a prueba la hipótesis central de Raíces Resilientes (Resilient Roots) que consiste en que las organizaciones de la sociedad civil que son más transparentes con sus principales constituyentes son más resistentes a las amenazas relacionadas con el espacio civil. Descubrimos que, si bien no podemos decir con seguridad que una mayor rendición de cuentas de los principales constituyentes siempre conlleva una mayor capacidad de recuperación, podemos decir que ambas están conectadas.

Aquí pueden consultar el resumen de nuestra metodología, los resultados y nuestras recomendaciones. 

Dos estudios de casos nos han servido también para ilustrar la relación entre la rendición de cuentas y la capacidad de recuperación en el mundo real para dos de las asociaciones nacionales de Raíces Resilientes:

Case Study 1   Case Study 2
Estudio de caso 1       

Estudio de caso 2


El análisis estadístico exhaustivo utilizado para lograr estos resultados se puede consultar en este informe completo.


In conversation with Resilient Roots partners

The Resilient Roots team has been trying to understand how primary constituent accountability has impacted the policies and practices of our 14 national partner organisations. Watch the interviews below to hear first-hand what Resilient Roots has learned about the value, resourcing and relevance of primary constituent accountability in today’s context!



WATCH: Resilient Roots: Closing the feedback loop


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Constituent Accountability Mechanisms in Practice

To illustrate what primary constituent accountability mechanisms actually look like in practice, we have produced a series of infographics outlining some of the real-life examples that our Resilient Roots national partners have developed. Each infographic provides some key context about the organisation, before explaining their specific constituent-related needs, the process by which the mechanism works, and the impact it has had so far.

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Measuring Changes in Accountability

FemPlatzThe aim of the Resilient Roots initiative is to test whether organisations who are more accountable and responsive to their roots - namely, their primary constituents - are more resilient to external threats from governmental and non-governmental sources. We believe that if civil society is accountable to and engaged with its constituency, it will be able to rely more upon them to come to its defence, bridge resourcing gaps, and safeguard its long-term sustainability when it is under political or structural attack. Our approach involves prioritising innovation, taking calculated risks, embracing failure, and most importantly sharing what we learn from our pilot partners with a broader community of interested stakeholders. The initiative consists of three main components; (1) providing support to fifteen pilot partners in diverse geographies and civil society contexts around the globe, (2) improving civil society accountability and determining its relationship with resilience, and (3) fostering an environment of peer-learning and wider uptake.

This article focuses on the second component and in particular, the approach the Resilient Roots team is taking to measure changes in accountability over the course of the initiative among the pilot partners. In it you will find an overview of our methodology and some recommendations of things to consider when setting up your own mechanisms for measuring accountability. We are still working to improve our methodology and invite you to use it yourself, share your experiences with us and provide feedback on our approach. Please also share any similar approaches that you are aware of, or that you have used in your organisation with Resilient Roots ().

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