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Social Accountability in the Health Sector Programme (SAHS)
Applied Political Economy Analysis (Baseline)


As part of a core set of analytical products to be developed for DFID and its implementers for the Social Accountability in the Health Sector (SAHS) programme, Pact conducted an Applied Political Economy Analysis (APEA) to examine a cross-section of institutional factors and underlying incentives that affect prospects for promoting SA within the health sector. The APEA is the foundational activity of SAHS’s implementation period and follows a baseline Situation Analysis conducted during the inception phase. The Situation Analysis provided ...


Enhancing return on social investment

Publisher:Public Affairs Foundation and Business India Magazine

India has a rich history of corporate spending on the social sector as a part of social responsibility. The 2013 Companies Act formalised and mandated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spends based on specific criteria. Enough has been written since then about CSR activities in various sectors. One of the emerging areas of discussion is the need for organisations to focus on assessment and measurement – what is their CSR strategy/programme accomplishing and, how can it be measured? The goal of ...


Distract, Divide, Detach: Using Transparency and Accountability to Justify Regulation of CSOs

Publisher:Transparency and Accountability Initiative

TAI members seek to strengthen civil society resilience against undue government pressure. In its latest report, TAI takes a deep dive on how governments weaponize transparency to further close down civic space and puts forward recommendations on how the transparency community can respond.


With Publication Comes Responsibility: Using open data for accountability in Benin and Tanzania – A discussion paper

Publisher:Publish what you fund

This paper combines primary research from Benin and Tanzania with secondary research on the use of open data for accountability to explore what happens at country-level once it is published: who is interested in using it, how and what for? If the data is not being used, what are the obstacles and how can they be overcome? The first part makes a contribution to a new framework around using data for accountability in partner countries. It recommends firstly that country-level ...


Advocacy Action Guide: A ToolKit for Strategic Policy Advocacy Campaigns

Publisher:Bloomberg Advocacy Incubator (BAI) at Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, BAI at Consumers International

Changing public health policy is one of the most effective ways to improve public health on a population-wide scale. Moving a public health issue onto the policy agenda and through the policy making process requires a well-planned strategic advocacy campaign. The components of an advocacy campaign are the same regardless of the advocacy goals. This guide is designed to help civil society organizations plan and conduct effective advocacy campaigns that will result in the adoption and implementation of strong effective ...

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