ICTs allow some international financial institutions to enable stakeholders to participate in numerous decisional and non-decisional processes. The examples cited here illustrate how marginalized actors gained additional capacity to participate in such processes. However, these financial institutions did not digitalize all processes.

Transparency is often considered a prerequisite for democratic accountability, and can be conceptualized as the extent to which individuals affected by a decision have the capacity to learn about the decision-making process. This post will analyze the impact of ICTs on access to information and capacity building offered by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to its members.