Citizens Monitoring of Public Services

Policy Dialogue and Civic Engagement using Right To Information Laws in Rajasthan, India

Corruption and a lack of transparency in government administered service delivery schemes have led a local CSO, the CUTS Centre for Consumer Action, Research & Training (CUTS CART), to mobilize and educate citizens and citizen organizations to engage in coalition-building and hold the government to a higher standard of accountability.…...

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Reducing Corruption in Local Revenue Collection in Upper West Region, Ghana

Internally Generated Funds (IGFs) refer to any resources mobilized locally to meet local development objectives and improve the quality of life for citizens in Ghana. The funds derive from different sources, among them, rates, lands, fees and licenses. The collection and management falls within the political responsibility of district assemblies…...

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Improving Governance Through Participatory Budgeting and Community Monitoring in Cameroon

Decentralization works best when there is a robust legal framework, political will, clearly delineated responsibilities, accountability mechanisms and – most importantly – a shared vision of all actors involved as to how decentralization will contribute to achieving better governance results, improving the lives of ordinary citizens. Corruption impedes or completely…...

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Controlling Corruption to Improve Health Services for the Poor in Odisha State, India

Corruption and a lack of transparency in government administered health services has led a local CSO, Ayauskam, to mobilize and educate citizens and citizen organizations to engage in coalition-building and hold health service providers to a higher standard of accountability across 10 Panchayats of Khariar block in Nuapada district, Odisha.…...

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Organizing the Community to Provide Corruption-Free Delivery of Safety Net Entitlements in Karnataka State, India

Citizens’ and communities’ inadequate knowledge about entitlements guaranteed through the government administered National Rural Employment Guarantee Act have prompted a local CBO, the Nava Jeevana Mahila Okkoota (NJMO), to engage with affected communities, raise awareness, provide education and help capacitate and organize the communities to form sustainable labor groups. The…...

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Measuring Results Reducing Corruption in the the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Odisha, India

Corruption in India is rampant and especially harmful where the effects of embezzlement, extortion and bribery affect the poorest. Following a report that 75% of the funds budgeted for the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) had been shifted into officials’ pockets, VICALP, a local CSO, set out to affect…...

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Empowering Citizens to Demand Corruption-Free Access to Livelihood Entitlements in Karnataka, India

Paraspara Trust (PT), a local CSO in Karnataka, India, has successfully implemented the project: “Addressing Corruption in the Public Distribution System (PDS) by Citizen Groups – a pilot project in Bangalore”. The project empowered citizens to ensure corruption-free service delivery of social safety net entitlements as set forth by the…...

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Preventing Leakage of Anti Malaria Medicines in Uganda’s Health Sector: A Case of Selected Health Centres in Lira District

This project was implemented by Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) in partnership with Uganda Law Society (ULS) with the support of Northern Uganda Anti Corruption Coalition (NUACC). The purpose was to reduce leakage of free malaria medicines by monitoring of the supply chain from the National Medical Stores (NMS) to…...

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Improving Municipal Governance and Service Delivery Through Transparency in Kotor, Montenegro

Improving governance at the local level through increased transparency, voice and better service delivery was the objective of a joint project between the Centre for Democratic Transition (CDT), a national NGO based in Podgorica, Montenegro, and the Kotor municipality, Montenegro....

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Government Watch

Budget for basic education is at an all time high of P207.27 billion this year, growing by 18.46% (P32 billion) from the 2010 basic education budget of P175 billion, with the Department of Education (DepEd) once again receiving the highest budget appropriation among all government agencies. In order to ensure…...

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