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Social Accountability In Ethiopia

Social Accountability was introduced inEthiopiain the early 1990s by development agencies and civil society groups. Since then, Social Accountability was used as a mechanism to build the community’s social capital and to inform and educate citizens of their constitutional rights and responsibilities. It was also used as a means to inform citizens about their basic entitlements and service standards and engage communities with public officials and service providers using different social accountability tools.

A total of $ 7.5 million has been spent on social accountability activities to date in Ethiopia. This has been allocated across a range of activities – citizen and government engagement, monitoring, capacity building and analytical work. The results of social accountability initiatives in Ethiopia to date have been quite successful, bringing positive results to woreda service delivery and governance, and to local citizens. Although not all citizen engagements have been developed the same way, there are many consistencies in the approach developed in Ethiopia.

Additional resources

Information on Financial Transparency & Accountability and Social Accountability Tools http://www.mofed.gov.et/English/Resources/Pages/ResourcesByCategory.aspx

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Evaluation and Design of Social Accountability Component of the Protection of Basic Services Project, Ethiopia
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Evaluation and Design of Social Accountability Component of the Protection of Basic Services Program, Ethiopia