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Social Audit in 20 Steps: Lessons Learned from Fighting Corruption in Guatemala, Peru and Ghana

Publisher:Transparency International

Social audit is a powerful social accountability tool. It has led to the conviction of public officials for violating the right to information law in Guatemala, a 50 per cent reduction in the costs of public construction works in Peru, and cancelling an illegal education fee in Ghana. Social audit scrutinises public officials’ decisions and/or actions, looking for administrative or financial irregularities. It seeks to uncover discrepancies by comparing public documents, processes or services with how they should be. It ...

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HOW DOES SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY HELP RESOLVE THE LEARNING CRISIS?

Publisher:GPSA

In the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, countries committed to ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning. Three years later, the 2018 World Development Report warns that education globally is in a crisis. Learning outcomes remain poor, schools are failing learners, and systems are failing­ schools.­ The­ WDR ­identifes­ policy ­actions to turn around the learning crisis. The 2017-18 Global Education Monitoring Report calls for broad based engagement of stakeholders to increase accountability in education policy and service. This­ document ­aims ­to­ briefly­ present­ pathways that can ...

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SEND-Ghana: experiences from giving Ghana’s government a place in the driver’s seat of our social accountability project

Publisher:GPSA

In the past two or more decades in Ghana, the perception among citizens that government was insensitive to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), particularly Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), in opening up spaces for engagement in governance was strong and continue to persist. On the other hand, CSOs/NGOs were seen as antagonistic in their approach to dealing with government and, even if they did engage, they were often oblivious of government processes and when and how to engage to make the expected impact. In this note, SEND-Ghana, an NGO with over a decade ...

ToolkitUSAID

Facilitating pause & reflect

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Pausing and reflecting on a regular basis helps us to identify what’s working and what needs adapting and it allows us to consider the impact of changes in the operating environment or context. This toolkit from USAID provides some approaches for facilitating pause and reflection.

ChildrenOfIndia

Public Affairs Index 2018 – Governance in the States of India – Children of India

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Public Affairs Index (PAI) is a data driven platform to rank the 30 States of India from the lens of governance. While it is a complex task to rank the Indian states which are economically, culturally and socially so diverse, Public Affairs Centre (PAC) has developed PAI as a unique statistical tool to evaluate the performance of governance in the States. PAI is largely based on secondary data and has been extracted from Union Government Ministries and Departments. PAI 2016 ...

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