Friday, April 17, 2015
2:00p – 3:30p
World Bank – I Building
1850 I St NW
Room: I 2 – 210
Washington, DC 20431
Donors are increasingly recognizing the benefits of citizen engagement, social accountability and independent beneficiary monitoring as a means to improve implementation of government projects and programs and fight against corruption. This PTF-sponsored session at the 2015 World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum will focus on strategies for participatory third party monitoring and direct and independent beneficiary feedback to help improve project outcomes.
The presentation will be based on the experience of the Citizen Action for Results, Transparency and Accountability (CARTA) Program. The recently completed program supported CSOs’ use of independent third party monitoring and other social accountability tools to help improve the results of World Bank-financed projects in Bangladesh and Nepal. The session will show that civil society engagement in development programs helps achieve better development results and develop inclusive, accountable and responsive public institutions.
Chair: Vinay Bhargava, Chief Technical Officer, Partnership for Transparency Fund
- Badri P. Manandhar, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Nepal
- Shahin Kauser, Manusher Jonno Foundation
- Jeffrey Guttman, Senior Fellow of Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution
- Fred Temple, Project Advisor, Partnership for Transparency Fund
- Tjaarda Storm van Leeuwen, CARTA Program Manager, Partnership for Transparency Fund