Browse by Theme: Social Accountability

Bangladesh has been quite successful in working towards the Millennium Development Goals, even receiving a Millennium Development Goal Award in 2010 for its notable progress toward reducing child mortality (MDG 4). But how far did this progress reach? Does the way we measure progress fail to account for the experience of millions of the country’s poorest people?

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When it comes to monitoring impact, the SDGs have got it wrong. National Statistics Offices have a central role, but official data in developing countries is often incomplete, inadequate and unreliable. It cannot tell the full story, especially in countries where paper-based systems struggle to reach the very people the SDGs are meant to help.

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the first time a global compact on overcoming poverty has been created in the digital age. Harnessing the promise of technology will be key to transforming poverty and power in the next 15 years, but we must make sure the most marginalised are not left behind.

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This paper (Learning and Policy Series No. 6) presents learning from CARE’s experience of citizen monitoring of health services in the Peruvian highlands. The model developed by CARE allows citizens to voice their concerns, hold service providers to account, and promote dialogue between them to constructively improve the quality of services.

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Guide générique pour la mise en oeuvre de la CCP de CARE pour améliorer la qualité des services

French version of The Community Score Card (CSC): A generic guide for implementing CARE’s CSC process to improve quality of services

En 2002, CARE Malawi a élaboré la carte communautaire de performances (CCP) dans le cadre d’un projet qui visait à développer des modèles innovants et durables pour améliorer les services de santé. Depuis lors, la CCP est devenue une approche de gouvernance participative reconnue internationalement pour son amélioration de la mise en oeuvre de services de qualité. Ainsi, le modèle s’est diffusé au sein et au-delà de CARE. CARE a maintenant plus d’une décennie d’expérience de mise en oeuvre de la CCP dans une large gamme de contextes et secteurs.

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This paper presents CARE International's proposal for incorporating participatory monitoring into the SDG process, with the aim of ensuring that the SDGs result in concrete action at local community level and better development outcomes for people in developing countries.

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This synthesis report gives detailed information and findings from research into the experience of CARE International in implementing Community Score Card programmes in four countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Rwanda. The report aims to address the significant research gap around cross-country comparative analysis of social accountability programmes.

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