Voice and Accountability: Community Empowerment for Improved Local Service Delivery in Zambia
The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen community awareness and participation with school management and local authorities for accountable primary and secondary education services in the nine selected districts in Zambia. The project is organized according to three components:
Component 1: Increasing Community Awareness of the Delivery of Education Services
Component 2: Enhancing Community Engagement and Participation in the Delivery of Education Services
Component 3: Project Management and Administration, M&E and Knowledge Dissemination
- Development of Training Materials and Social Accountability Tools: PTF will assist with the creation of training materials to be shared with project beneficiaries, designed to teach them the principles of social accountability as well as the tools needed to promote transparency and accountability among duty bearers.
- Capacity Development for Community Members: Forming community groups such as PTAs and WDCs and providing capacity development for community representative and members of the wider community.
- Awareness Building for School Management and Local Authorities: Facilitate training activities for school management and local authorities, and interface meetings with communities
- Strengthening Communities’ Capacities to Monitor Local Education Services: Community monitoring of local education services: safe school plan implementation, school construction and renovation, school budgets and resource use, textbook delivery, and teachers and pupil absenteeism.
Effective Community Engagement with School Management and Local Authorities: Participatory consultations with communities, primary and secondary school management, local authorities, and other stakeholders.
- Exchanges in Community Knowledge and Experience in Social Accountability: Community reporting and awards, peer-to-peer learning, and capacity building of local CSOs.
Project Manager, CSPR
Finance and Operations Director, CSPR
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, CSPR
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, CSPR
Communications and Advocacy Director, CSPR
Procurement Officer, CSPR
About Our Partners:
The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) is a civil society network that has been building the voice for poor in the fight against poverty. It was established in 2000, primarily to ensure that civil society effectively and meaningfully participates in the design, formulation and implementation of the National Development Plans (NDP) and further monitor the NDPs to ensure government provides a means by which Zambia can effectively strategize on reducing the escalating levels of poverty.
The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) in Zambia signed a grant agreement on September 21, 2021 with the World Bank to begin implementation of Voice and Accountability: Community Empowerment for Improved Local Service Delivery in Zambia. The project will be implemented in partnership with PTF.