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Citizen feedback mechanisms

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Apr

Social Audits: Speaking up for Home Grown School Feeding

Civic engagement is a powerful mechanism for holding public officials accountable for delivering public services, including state-funded school feeding programmes. As part of the Procurement Governance for Home Grown School Feeding project, SNV piloted Social Audits as a social accountability tools to monitor the performance of school feeding programmes in Ghana, Kenya, and Mali with special emphasis on their links to local food production. The Social Audit tools proposed by SNV were refined locally to assess the results of the …

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31

Mar

Social accountability
A practitioner’s handbook

This handbook has been produced by the Basel Institute on Governance in support of the USAID- funded project „Engaged Citizenry for Responsible Governance”. It is meant to be used in conjunction with the handbook on participatory monitoring, developed by the Basel Institute in support of the same project. The material here contained has been developed as a tool to support implementers who wish to engage citizens in anti-corruption activities.1 It is based on the findings of extensive research on the …

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3

Mar

Accountability in WASH

This introduction of accountability in WASH provides water practitioners with a toolbox of concepts to help identify which accountability factors affect the sustainability of water and sanitation service delivery and match this diagnosis to different solutions and options for action.

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3

Mar

Improving Governance the participatory way

Public Affairs Centre undertook a unique Citizen Report Card survey of maternity homes, India Population Project (IPP) Centres and Urban Family Welfare Centres (UFWC) in partnership with five city based NGOs in 2000. A total of 500 patients and 77 staff of these facilities were interviewed. The purpose of the survey was to get corroborative evidence on the poor quality of services provided, and the widespread corruption in the maternity homes to strengthen the advocacy work of Civil Society Organisation …

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17

Feb

Uganda: Aligning Local and National Concern for Maternal Health

Pregnancy should be a time of great joy. But for women in Uganda, who risk death or serious disability due to low-quality health services, it can also be a time of great peril. According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, 438 Ugandan women die for every 100,000 live births in the country. This figure compares to 140 per 100,000 in South Africa and just four in Norway. The White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) Uganda has spent years working to …

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How Can I Contribute to the Knowledge Platform

You may contribute to the Knowledge Platform in many different ways: you can send and disseminate your social accountability materials (toolkits, reports, videos, etc.) in the knowledge repository; you can contact, interact and collaborate with other peers and join a global community of social accountability practitioners; you can participate in the different learning and knowledge exchange activities of the GPSA KP such as online courses, thematic forums, webinars and blogs; and you can develop a partnership with the GPSA KP to implement collaborative knowledge activities.

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