The Politics of Accountability and Inclusive Development: Implications for Open Governance

There has been some important work done in recent years on the politics of inclusive development, and much of this has direct implications for those of us working on open governance.  In essence the question is whether open governance is contributing to inclusive development.  The answer may intuitively seem to be a yes, but I will argue that this isn’t necessarily the case.  I’ll then suggest some ways the links between openness and inclusion can be strengthened.