Citizens Monitoring of Public Services

Local Government Budget Accountability in Kenya

Evidence from Vihiga Municipal Council in western Kenya indicates gross abuse of local authority resources e.g. up to the tune of over Ksh. 30 million between 2008/09 and 2009/10 financial years. It is this abuse that led CLARION to intervene, with the aim of contributing to improved accountability and management…...

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Conditional Cash Transfer Program Watch in the Philippines

The Conditional Cash Transfer Program (CCTP) or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) has become the largest and core social assistance program in the Philippines.  The program is one of the responses of the Philippine government to the challenge of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ......

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Capacity-building, Social Auditing and Advocacy for a Stronger Educational System in Honduras

This project was aimed at improving teacher hiring and assignments. To do this, it would train parents and other volunteers to audit teacher assignments, monitor the number of school days each year, follow up on the teacher hiring process, and check teachers’ payroll, as well as take corrective action as…...

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Improving School Resource Management in Cameroon

To increase education outcomes and improve on service delivery, Action Group for Democracy and Good Governance collaborated with the school principal of Government Bilingual High School Limbe to monitor service delivery and introduce in-house measures designed to counter corruption and improve on the resource management of PTA and SMB funded…...

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Increased Relief Accountability in Cyclone Affected Areas in Ganjam, Odisha

The Phailin Cyclone had left indelible mark on lives and livelihoods of the coastal communities in Ganjam district in general and Behrampur in particular. Youth for Social Development (YSD) undertook rescue and relief activities during and after the Cyclone. However, it was observed from earlier post-disaster experiences that one of…...

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Monitoring Procurement, Delivery, and Dispatch of Medicines in the Philippines

The National Citizen’s Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL), a local CSO in the Philippines, carried out the “Medicine Monitoring Project” (MMP) in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH). The project first started in 2004 and received funding from PTF in two phases during 2008/2009 and 2010/2011. The first phase…...

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Improving Education and Curbing Corruption by Monitoring Textbook Deliveries in the Philippines

Government Watch (G-Watch), a social accountability program connected to the Ateneo School of Government, has established a cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Civil Society Organizations nationwide to implement the “Textbook Count” project. The project was started in 2003 and has continued over the years. It is geared…...

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Monitoring the Use and Management of Government Vehicles in the Philippines

Abuse of government vehicles (all of which carry red license plates) is rampant in the Philippines. The Bantay Red Plate Project demonstrates how this problem has been tackled at the local level through a CSO-led community effort and how the once small project is currently being scaled up to a…...

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Monitoring Road Construction in Abra, Philippines

Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government (CCAGG), a local CSO, set out to strengthen and enhance the transparency and ethical standards within the agencies involved in the water and irrigation systems sector in the Abra province. Key objectives of the “Abra Water and Irrigation Systems (AWIS) Watch Project” included…...

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