All posts by Marine

18

Nov'19

Social Accountability Approaches: Supporting CSOs to realise better UHC health outcomes

Societal consensus on the goals of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)provides communities ‘left behind’ with a potential space to have representation at all levels, and advocate for better health and well-being. Conceptually, this advocacy is not restricted to a single program or dimension of health. Current Global Health Initiatives (GHIs), however, are often program or disease specific, and correspondingly promote Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)’s work in these areas, to the detriment of issues that cut across the health system. Program and …

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14

Oct'19

[Spanish] Evaluación Formativa Proyecto Prácticas de Buen Gobierno en República Dominicana (Proyecto Vigilantes)

Fundación Intermón Oxfam, a non-governmental organization focusing on poverty and human rights, received a GPSA grant to strengthen the transparency and accountability of government services in the Dominican Republic. The grant intended to help CSOs and citizens participate in the national budget process, and in the budgets and services of water, sanitation, education, and agriculture. This grant supported three components aiming to: 1) establish a macro-level “observatory” permitting CSOs and citizens to analyze, monitor, and provide feedback on the national …

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09

Oct'19

Aligning Actors for Learning: The Evolution of Social Accountability in the Dominican Republic’s Education Sector

The practice of social accountability has evolved since the 1990s. This note illustrates this evolution looking at work targeted to the Dominican Republic’s education sector. It argues that what may have started as a tool-based transparency and social accountability interventions isolated from policymaking has evolved towards collaborative, problem-solving social accountability approaches. Later approaches are integrated into the education policy arena by design. Lessons and contextual changes in initial stages of social accountability practice, informed further iterations of the work, including …

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07

Oct'19

How Social Accountability Strengthens Cross-Sector Initiatives to Deliver Quality Health Services?

Citizens have a role to play in supporting access, quality and equality of health delivery. This note provides an overview of lessons from the evidence about how collaborative social accountability processes can strengthen cross-sector programs to delivery health. The note distinguishes different pathways to add value via collaborative social accountability: producing information, campaigning for accountability and programmatic problem-solving. The note underscores the potential of the latter approach to consider the full range of value additions of collaborative social accountability processes. …

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07

Oct'19

Integrating adaptive learning in grant-making: the case of the GPSA

This note takes stock of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability’s (GPSA) ongoing integration of ‘adaptive learning’ in its strategy, programming and operations to date. It is a ‘live’ document prepared to feed into the GPSA’s current strategy review, as well as to inform and build bridges with other efforts within the GGP to address the issue of adaptive learning in the development field. The note (i) explains why and how the concept was integrated into the GPSA’s theory of …

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25

Sep'19

Transparency International Rwanda launches a Social Accountability Symposium

Transparency International Rwanda launches the Social Accountability Symposium with the support of the Decentralization and Good Governance Program of the German Development Cooperation. The symposium will take place in Ubumwe Hotel, Kigali on 26 – 27 September 2019. This two-day symposium is organized to discuss impactful social accountability tools, frameworks and strategies in Rwanda, the region but also integrating global experiences. The aim of the symposium is to foster peer-to-peer networks and cooperation among stakeholders. In Rwanda, where digital transformation …

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24

Sep'19

Ask citizens what they want, and other lessons from I Am Aware’s Ghana program

This blog was originally published in Hewlett.org. In Ghana, the Center for Democratic Development’s I Am Aware program provides information to citizens about the quality of health, education, water and sanitation, roads, security and governance in 216 districts. We’re privileged to support the program with a grant from our Transparency, Participation, and Accountability strategy that focuses on service-delivery monitoring, and recently had a chance to learn with the program’s leaders from an independent evaluation about their work. Among the findings: …

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