Social Accountability in Africa: Practitioners' Experiences and Lessons
Mario Claasen, Carmen Alpín-Lardiés
African Books Collective, 2010 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
Social Accountability in Africa: Practitioners' Experiences and Lessons is a collection of case studies from Africa on social accountability. This collection attempts to build a consolidated body of knowledge on social accountability efforts across the continent. The case studies are diverse and present unique approaches to how social accountability strategies and interventions are implemented within different countries.
The book is written by practitioners, for practitioners, providing firsthand experience of designing and implementing social accountability initiatives and the challenges, methods and successes each one presents.
To overcome language and cultural barriers that have prevented practitioners in the African sub-regions from learning from each other, this book will be translated into French and disseminated widely in Francophone Africa.
The Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in Africa (ANSA-Africa) supports the engagement of citizens and civil society in building more effective states through social accountability approaches.
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Section 1 CIVIL SOCIETYLED ACCOUNTABILITY
Section 2 GovernmentLed Accountability
Section 3 Working in Partnership
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