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Social Accountability Champion

September 19, 2017

The Management Agency of ESAP2 holds Learning and Documentation Awards

August 25, 2017

The introduction of special needs education to Debre work Primary School and a farmer’s journey from walking barefoot to becoming a well-off farmer in Kuyu

Social Accountability Champion

August 22, 2017

Social Accountability Champion

July 20, 2017

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May 8, 2017

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November 22, 2016

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August 18, 2016

‘SCHOOL FOR THE DESTITUTE’ BECOMES BEST PERFORMER IN TOWN

August 8, 2016

Baseline situation

Kera Hora Primary School is found in Bishoftu Town, and there are about 1,569 students. The school is one of the 4 schools

A kick off meeting for the ESAP2 Bridging Phase was held on 26 May 2016 in Addis Ababa

July 15, 2016

The main purpose of the meeting was to ensure that SAIPs understand the grant agreement and targets of the Bridging Phase as well as the …

Social Accountability Champion

June 3, 2016

Social Accountability Champion

May 11, 2016

Lessons and Results of SA highlighted in National Conference

April 15, 2016

The Management Agency of the Ethiopia Social Accountability Program, Phase 2 (ESAP2) held a National Conference on 31 March and 1 April 2016under the theme,

Social Accountability Champion

February 15, 2016

Education Problems Solved in Rib Gebriel Kebele

February 1, 2016

Baseline situation

Rib Gebriel primary school in Rib Gebriel kebele of Fogera woreda, Amhara region, is one of the service providing institutions that ADA has

Call for External Audit Service

January 26, 2016

VNG is currently looking for an eligible Audit Firm to audit the account of our Social Accountability Implementing Partner (SAIP), Action for Environmental Public Advocacy

Request for Proposal

January 22, 2016

ESAP2 MA is seeking the services of a qualified firm to carry out a final assessment on ESAP2. 

Deadline for submission of the proposal: 15 …

Social Accountability Champion

January 21, 2016

Crossing the River in Anderacha Woreda

January 14, 2016

Baseline situation

Before the inception of the SA project, only 24% of targeted community members were aware of the fact that it was their entitlement …

From the Worst to Best – Jibbisiisadha Gara Dursaa

December 17, 2015

Baseline situation

Serbo high school was among the high schools black listed by the Jimma zone education office because of poor school infrastructure, which results

Full Time, Quality Health Services In Malga Woreda

November 30, 2015

Baseline situation

Malga Woreda is situated about 26 kilometers from Hawassa town of Ethiopia. Before the ESAP2 project started, the health centers faced various service

Development Partners to Support Bridging Phase of ESAP2

November 20, 2015

The European Union, Austria Development Cooperation and Irish Aid are to support an important bridging phase of Ethiopia Social Accountability Program. This was disclosed at

The Management Agency of ESAP2 holds a Communication and Documentation Award for SAIPs

November 6, 2015

The Management Agency of Ethiopia Social Accountability Program, Phase 2, (ESAP2) organized a Communication and Documentation Award for Social Accountability Implementing Partners (SAIPs) at an …

12 Social Accountability Implementing Partners take part in the second round of Advanced PV training

November 6, 2015

The Management Agency of Ethiopia Social Accountability Program 2 (ESAP2) is providing advanced participatory video training to 12 Social Accountability Implementing Partners (SAIPs) from 2nd

A Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) training triggered participants to change their behaviors about equality of men and women.

November 3, 2015

Participants especially men reflected on the need to change themselves after a simple exercise on the topic ‘how men and women spend a typical Saturday’. …

A Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) Implementation

September 18, 2015

The Management Agency of ESAP2 held a workshop on monitoring and evaluation of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) implementation, for 7 GRB implementing SAIPs on September

The Management Agency of ESAP2 is holding a three day Communication training for communication professionals in Durame, SNNPR, from August 31 to September 2, 2015.

September 1, 2015

The training is organized by one of the Management Agency's Social Accountability Implementing Partners, Kembati Menti Gezema Tope (KMG Ethiopia). Community radio journalists from Kembata …

DEADLINE for Documentation & Communication Award Competition

August 13, 2015

We are happy to announce that the deadline for the submission of documents for the SA Communication and Documentation Award has been postponed to 15 August, 2015

Theatre for Social Accountability launched in Debrezeit on August 8, 2015.

August 12, 2015

The Management Agency’s Theater for Social Accountability (TSA) made its debut in the town of Debrezeit on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

The theatre titled “Kemeteyek…” …

SAcc resources produced at ESAP2 are a great source of inspiration for practitioners from various regions: Lucia Nass

July 23, 2015

Lucia Nass works as Social Accountability (SAcc) expert with the Ethiopia Social Accountability Program 2 (ESAP2). She leads the capacity development and training team, which …

A High Level EU Delegation Visits PBS-Social Accountability (SA) Project

July 20, 2015

An EU Delegation paid a visit to ESAP2 site -Semen Health Center, in Arada Sub-city woreda 4 on July 17, 2015.

The delegation led by …

Media and Communication Experts Impressed with SA-FTA Initiatives and Results

June 30, 2015

Addis Ababa Women Association (AAWA) organized training on Social Accountability and Financial Transparency and Accountability for media and communication experts on June 26-27, 2015 in Adama, Oromia …

EU Delegation Commends Results of SA at Meshualekia Health Center in Addis Ababa

June 27, 2015

A member of a European Union Delegation representing the headquarters in Brussels visited an SA project site, Kirkos Sub city health office, Meshualekia health center …

The Management Agency holds communication day workshop for 100 participants from SAIPs

June 18, 2015

The Management Agency of ESAP2 conducted a day long training for Social Accountability Implementing Partners focused on different aspects of communication on 18 June 2015 …

The MA Signed MoU with Selected SAIPs to Test Theatre for Social Accountability

May 22, 2015

The Management Agency of ESAP2 has signed a memorandum of understanding with three Social Accountability (SA) implementing partners on May 21, 2015 on a newly

Invitation for ESAP2 Documentation and Communication Award 2015

May 8, 2015

ESAP2 Management Agency is awarding SAIPs in three categories for their determinations in documenting and promoting the social accountability process. Prizes will be given for

ESAP2’s Implementation progress and the future of Social Accountability discussed at JRIS and JBAR meeting

April 30, 2015

The 12thpromoting basic services (PBS) Joint Review & Implementation Support (JRIS) Mission and Joint Budget and Aid Review (JBAR) Mission meetingwas held from …

EU Delegation Impressed with the SA Results in Bishoftu Town

April 17, 2015

Members of an European Union Delegation representing headquarters in Brussels paid a visit to an SA project site in Ethiopia, more in particular the Hora …

ESAP2’s advanced participatory video production training kicks off

March 19, 2015

A 3 day advanced participatory video training workshop is being held at Washington Hotel in Addis Ababa from 18th – 20th March, 2015. The three …

The Learning Benchmark which brought together over 500 participants concluded today in Adama, Oromia.

March 6, 2015

The Learning Benchmark which brought together over 500 participants concluded today in Adama, Oromia. 
Participants said the LB was helpful in many ways.

Sintayehu Demeke, …

The third round of the third Learning Benchmark kicked off today in Adama.

March 5, 2015

The third round of the third Learning Benchmark kicked off today in Adama. Speaking at the opening of the LB different stakeholders made remarks.

“We …

The second round of the third Learning Benchmark kicks off

February 27, 2015

Opening the second round LB, Deputy Head of BoFED-SNNPR, Tesfaye Tafese said, "Promoting Basic Services (PBS) has helped us witness improved service delivery. This was …

Remarkable results of Social Accountability presented at ESAP2’s third LB workshop

February 24, 2015

The ESAP2 third learning benchmark (LB) is stimulating the Social Accountability  movement  deliberating on results ESAP2 has registered so far.

In his welcoming speech at

Remarkable Results and Achievements of ESAP2 to be Shared

February 23, 2015

The Third Round Learning Benchmark under ESAP2 kicks off today in Adama, Oromia with the objective of Stimulating the Social Accountability Movement.
At the learning

World Bank Team Impressed with SA Initiative

February 17, 2015

High level officials from the World Bank ( Head of the Global Practice, Social Protection and Labor Department and the Senior Advisor to the Deputy

Interview with Alex Kamurase the World Bank’s Senior Social Protection Specialist, Task Team Leader for PBS – ESAP2

January 21, 2015

ESAP2:  What is the Role of the World Bank (WB) in ESAP2?

AlexESAP2 is part of the citizens engagement component of the …

State Minister of MoFED impressed with Social Accountability progress

December 19, 2014

State Minister of Finance and Economic Development, His Excellency Dr. Abraham Tekeste, together with the Director of the World Bank and other development partners paid a visit

Initial thoughts on options continuity and sustainability of SA in Ethiopia after ESAP2

November 24, 2014

Senior Social Protection Specialist Alex Kamurase presented initial thoughts on options continuity and sustainability of social accountability in Ethiopia after ESAP2.

He said that "A …

Ethiopia has experienced significant growth in the past decade…We appreciate government’s attention to the Social Accountability program and activities

November 18, 2014

“Ethiopia has experienced significant growth in the past decade….PBS through its pro-poor approach has helped the country distribute the benefits of this growth to the

Promoting Basic Services (PBS) III-11th Joint Review and Implementation Support (JRIS) and Joint Budget and Aid Review (JBAR) Mission is being held from November 10-13, 2014.

November 12, 2014

State Minister of Finance and Economic Development Dr. Abraham Tekeste said, “the mid -term review process of PBS II program is expected to confirm

We congratulate two of our social accountability implementing partners Dr. Bogalech Gebre from KMG and Tirhas Mezgebe from Mujejegwa Loka/NEWA on their AWiB’s Women of Excellence Award

November 4, 2014

AWiB Women of Excellence Gala Dinner 2014,  It is not always common as Ethiopian women to celebrate each other’s journey towards becoming Women of Excellence …

ESAP2 steering committee held a study tour to Indonesia

October 24, 2014

The ESAP2 steering committee held a study tour to Indonesia from October 5 to 12 2014. H.E Dr. Abrahm Tekeste, State Minister of Finance and …

The MA Held M&E Day to Help SAIPS Improve the Quality of Reporting

October 6, 2014

The MA held a Monitoring and Evaluation Day on October 2, 2014 to improve the Monitoring & Evaluation activities as well as reporting of SAIPs.

The MA organised refresher training on finance and grant for finance team of all SAIPs

October 1, 2014

NGO funding and financial management go hand in hand but achieving both successfully is not always easy.

Focusing on finance and grant management, the Management …

We are proud to celebrate the 1st anniversary of ESAP2 Newsletter!

October 1, 2014

We hope that this 5th issue will provide you with interesting news, experiences and stories from the field on Social Accountability developments. Please click on

Rapid Analysis on Social Accountability about identifying good practices

September 30, 2014

“If you don’t know there is a x-ray service in your clinic, you will not ask for it and you will never know that you …

The Management Agency completed the third round of Participatory Video training: Participants highly appreciate the new skills they acquired

September 8, 2014

ESAP2 completed third round of participatory video training attended by over 20 participants from 10 SAIPs. The training which was organized in Hawassa, SNNP region …

ESAP2’s Third Round of Participatory Video Training Takes Place

September 3, 2014

ESAP2’s third round of participatory video training is taking place in Hawassa with the attendance of about 20 participants from 10 SAIPs. The training that

One of the components of Protection of Basic Services ESAP2 announces Participatory Video Oscar Winner

August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014, Addis Ababa-The Management agency honors Participatory Video makers for documenting social accountability (SA) activities and engaging citizens in SA through participatory video.  …

ESAP2 Participatory Video Oscar winner to be announced on Friday, August 29, 2014.

August 27, 2014

WHAT ARE THE PARTICIPATORY VIDEO OSCAR AWARDS?

The Participatory Video Oscar Awards is a 3-day meeting of the SAIPs who have been producing videos for …

MoFED and the WB appreciate the active involvement of the MA in strengthening the relations between FTA and SA in the field.

August 27, 2014

The MA participated in the annual FTA meeting that was held on 25 and 26 Augustus in Adama.
All 9 regions and 2 city administrations

The Management Agency of ESAP2 holds a learning benchmark for all SAIPs, attended by over 600 people

August 23, 2014

The Management Agency (MA) of ESAP2 organized a two day learning benchmark workshops for all SAIPs in Adama, Shashemene, Hawasa, Dire Dawa, Bahirdar, and Mekele,

From getting water once a week to getting water every day — changes through SA

August 19, 2014

The MA completed the Learning Benchmark training in Adama, Hawasa and Shashemene successfully. Currently, the training is being conducted in Bahir Dar, Dire Dawa

The Management Agency provides training on GRB

August 11, 2014

The Management Agency has provided training on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) to selected SAIPs and Wereda Coordinators on August 7, 2014. 
A country’s budget allocation …

HIDA, COFFEE and GOOD DISCUSSIONS!

August 4, 2014

HIDA has recognized the importance of coffee ceremonies as a vital platform to discuss the concept and process of Social Accountability as well as letting …

ESAP2 Newsletter is released!

July 1, 2014

The fourth edition of the ESAP2 Newsletter is released. Find out the latest on Social Accountability in Ethiopia.

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Social Network Analysis report

June 10, 2014

ESAP2 conducted a Social Network Analysis in order to develop an understanding of the existing network among Social Accountability Implementing Partners (SAIPs). A strong network among …

State-Minister visits SA projects in Adama

June 7, 2014

Dr Abraham Tekeste, State Minister of Finance and Economic Development personally spoke with citizens and service providers during his visit of Social Accountability projects in …

Initial Results of Social Accountability Commended at JRIS/JBAR

May 15, 2014

The Management Agency (MA) presented a report on the progress of Social Accountability (SA) at the 10th Joint Review and Implementation Support (JRIS) and

ESAP2 Social Accountability Implementation Manual

April 6, 2014

Public Expenditure Tracking Survey is the most recent addition to the SA Tools in the SA Guide. The tool is used to assess if allocated …

Successful First Executive Directors Day

April 1, 2014

105 Executive Directors from all our 49 Social Accountability Implementing Partners (SAIPs) and 61 sub–partners came together for the First Executive Directors Day in Addis …

ESAP NEWSFLASH ISSUE 3

March 27, 2014
ESAP2 proudly presents to you the third ESAP NEWSFLASH to meet your distinct information needs. This quarterly news update of ESAP2 provides you with news,…

Gender Audit Report

March 24, 2014
ESAP2 promotes gender mainstreaming. The program is now well underway, so it became necessary to assess how we are addressing issues related to gender. Thus,…

Learning Benchmarking Workshop officially started in Adama Town

February 19, 2014

February, 17, – A one-week Learning Benchmarking Workshop officially started in Adama Town Monday morning. The Learning Benchmark Workshop is to facilitate learning between the …

Participatory Video Training – MIDWEEK UPDATE

February 19, 2014

Ten representatives of five different SAIPs are in Addis Ababa this week for their first Participatory Video Training

 

What is the participatory video training?

Addis Development Vision

December 24, 2013

“Nurturing protection of basic services among citizens.”

Addis Development Vision (ADV) is working towards a society where every citizen enjoys all forms of better life …

ESAP NEWSFLASH ISSUE 2

December 23, 2013
Hereby we present to you our second ESAP NEWSFLASH to meet your distinct information needs. This quarterly news update of ESAP2 provides you with news,…

Participatory Video Training Concluded by 5 SAIPs

December 21, 2013

Five SAIPs concluded a weeklong training on Participatory Video in Addis Ababa on Friday by showing their videos on Social Accountability to the community.

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9th Joint Review and Implementation Support (JRIS) and Joint Budget and Aid Review (JBAR) Session 9 (11-15 November 2013)

November 25, 2013

On behalf of MoFED and the Promotion of Basic Services (PBS) Development Partners, the 9th JRIS/JBAR was organized between 11-15 November. The session took place …

Social Accountability as a way of life

November 20, 2013

This discussion paper on the institutionalization of Social Accountability was developed with SA experts in Ethiopia. The paper poses 6 strategic questions for wider discussion. …

ESAP2 Baseline Survey

November 20, 2013

 

 

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DFID staff visiting Addis impressed with social accountability in action

November 19, 2013

The Department for International Development (DFID) staff, including social development, governance and conflict advisors came to Addis Ababa from across Africa and the UK to …

ESAP Newsflash Issue 1

October 4, 2013

We are excited to publish our first ESAP NEWSFLASH to meet your distinct information needs. In the past weeks and months we received a multitude …

Happy Ethiopian New Year!

September 10, 2013

Dear Partners,
We are on a continuous journey to improve ourselves and the lives of others. We look forward to new opportunities and greater success …

New ESAP2 Team-Leader

August 13, 2013

As newly appointed team-leader on the ESAP2 program, Mr. Rolf Hunink has started his activities in Addis as of early August.

Mr. Hunink started his …

Implementation Manual

July 18, 2013

The Implementation Manual is a guiding framework to help the SAIPs in their understanding of the rolling out of training and the application of the …

Disbursement and Settlement Update

July 11, 2013

The Management Agency has transferred the second quarter advance for a total of 27 SAIPs until July 10, 2013. The MA has disbursed 24% of …

ESAP2 conducts comprehensive refresher

May 27, 2013

ESAP2 conducts comprehensive refresher on May 21-22, 2013 for its Social Accountability Implementing Partners (SAIPS) on Social Accountability, Finance and Grants, Monitoring and Evaluation and …

ESAP presentation for JRIS

May 10, 2013

ESAP2 made a presentation on May 9, 2013 at the Joint Review and Implementation Support (JRIS) meeting in Addis Ababa and receives positive feedback. The …

DSS update

April 17, 2013

In the first quarter of 2013 the Management Agency disbursed almost 16% (approx. USD 1.13 million) of the agreed project grant (approx. USD 8.5 million) …

ESAP2 Launch Information Note for Social Accountability Implementing Partners

April 15, 2013

Social Accountability Implementing Partners (SAIPs) are launching their Social Accountability projects in all regions of Ethiopia in April 2013 as part of the Ethiopian Social …

MoFED letter to BoFED’s

April 8, 2013

Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Ethiopia (MoFED) sent information letter to regional Bureaus of Finance and Economic Development (BoFED) in order to sensitize …

SAIPs’ Disbursement Summary Sheet / Update

April 7, 2013

Updated overview from April 4, 2013 with details of when and how much money our grantees request, how much money we approve and when we …

SAIPs’ Disbursement Summary Sheet

April 2, 2013

We very much like to share with you as much as possible key information of disbursements we make. Here is the first overview with details …

ESAP2 Visual Guidelines online

March 26, 2013

The Management Agency's major task is to ensure that the funds for Social Accountability of the Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) are spent wisely, quickly …

VECOD launched the first Social Accountability program in Gambella Regional State

March 20, 2013

Vision Ethiopian Congress for Democracy (VECOD) is launching the first Social Accountability program and workshop in the Gambella Regional State on 21 March 2013 starting …

The World Bank Voices blog

March 20, 2013

On ESAP2 website you can now follow the link to The World Bank Voices blog, a space for ideas, insights and events that are shaping development …

First NGO launching ESAP2 program

March 20, 2013

Vision Ethiopian Congress for Democracy (VECOD) is the first NGO launching their ESAP2 program on 21 March in the Gambella National Regional State. The launching …

ESAP2 organizes seminar on Social Accountability & Social Inclusion

March 18, 2013

On the 14th of March the Tracking Trends in Ethiopia’s Civil Society (TECS) team invited several civil society, donor, UN and Government offices to attend …

Giving the voice!

February 12, 2013

How would you describe Social Accountability in SHORT, CLEAR and POWERFUL way?

We are inviting you to propose a slogan for ESAP2 Program.
The award for …

Ethiopia embraces social accountability

February 6, 2013

Unique program aims to improve delivery of basic services

(Addis Ababa, 1 February 2013) The first round of training for Ethiopian Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), …

Ethiopia Civil Society Signs Social Accountability Contracts

January 15, 2013

Historic Event in Nation’s Capital

Another 17 Ethiopian Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) signed grantees contracts on Monday with the Management Agency of the Ethiopian Social …

Ethiopian NGOs Sign Country’s First Large Scale Social Accountability Grants

December 22, 2012

Thirteen NGOs wrote history by signing Ethiopia’s first social accountability grants on Friday in the heart of Addis Ababa. The signing inaugurates the start of …

Asked Questions and clarifications for Baseline Survey Applicants

November 21, 2012

The Management Agency handled a number of requests for clarifications from applicants and firms with regards the Baseline Survey. Please see the consolidation of …

Management Agency announces shortlisted CSOs

November 14, 2012

The Management Agency of the Ethiopian Social Accountability Program 2 has shortlisted 52 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in all over the country for grant negotiations. …

Social Accountability Guide Online!

November 13, 2012

As our flagship publication, the first in the world, the Social Accountability Guide is an introductory learning material aimed at promoting appreciation and understanding of …

Management Agency reviews draft Social Accountability Guide

September 27, 2012

The review of the draft Social Accountability Guide for ESAP2 began this month, paving the way for the first ever written document, which will assist …

Social Accountability Staff on Air

June 23, 2012

ESAP2 representatives, Yinebeb Girma, Grants Manager and Abeje Teferra, Regional Coordinator, were interviewed for Addis Abeba radio station Sheger FM 102.1.

The topic of discussion was …