Social audits for local development projects: A field guide

This guide is a working document that walks through a description of the main steps to performing a social audit. It focuses primarily on physical development infrastructure projects, although social audits can be used for other things.


Developed based on CARE’s experiences with social audits, and following a social audit workshop with CARE Afghanistan and three key civil society partners in Kabul in 2016, the guide includes:

  • Seven steps to performing a social audit.
  • Cycle of review and follow up.
  • Essential ingredients for successful social audits and key potential challenges.
  • Countries: Afghanistan
  • Published: January 2017

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