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citizen oversight mechanisms

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Jun

Learning Cases on Social Audits and School Feeding

Published by: SNV Date: 2015 Turning Challenges into Change: How Social Audits are Improving School Feeding in Sissala East By Alimata Abu and Wilhelmina Quaye With an estimated market size of USD 640,000 annually, the school feeding programme in Ghana’s Sissala East District represents a reliable market for local smallholder farmers. However, SNV’s baseline study revealed that traders, caterers, and farmer organisations in the district lacked information about the food procurement and proposal process, district coordination meetings, and crop requirements. …

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13

Mar

Civic Activism Toolkit

Published by: Building Change Trust The Civic Activism Toolkit was launched by the Building Change Trust. The toolkit supports the sector to advocate for a more open, participatory and accountable model of governance. It contains three main sections: 1) Top Tips: collected wisdom from experienced local practitioners on what works and what doesn’t, 2) Some Local Insipration: four case studies of innovative civic activism initiatives in Northern Ireland, 3) Tools Directory: a compilation of 29 tools and approaches from around …

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5

Jun

Control and Accountability in Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Topics and Areas for Further Improvement

Authors: Lucy Bassett and Gaston Blanco Published by: World Bank Date: 2011 This brief presents some of the key oversight and accountability topics and trends in CCT programmes in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The main aim of the publication is to provide CCT practitioners with concrete examples of tools and good practices from a variety of countries in the region, so they can strengthen the accountability systems of their programmes. It highlights key factors to be considered …

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1

Apr

Check My School. A Case Study on Citizens’ Monitoring of the Education Sector in the Philippines

This case study sheds light on the design and implementation features of the first pilot cycle of Check My School (CMS) in public schools across the Philippines. The case study discusses the general political background and operating environment of the CMS project. It also provides a step-by-step analysis of the first CMS project cycle in 2011, examining its accomplishments and challenges, and provides lessons from the first pilot year of the project’s operation. The case study concludes with recommendations for projects that aim to follow the footsteps of CMS.

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1

Apr

Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say?

This presentation discusses social accountability impacts and the lessons learned that the evidence offers on social accountability approaches. It makes a review of what works in terms of social accountability initiatives and why. It also describes the “next generation” challenges and the next steps for pro-accountability governance and reform.

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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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