About CoPSA


Accountability Solutions is a web-based portal of community of practice on social accountability working with the objectives of

- Enhancing visibility of social accountability work & approaches
- Creating a depository of knowledge, methods, stories, cases, tools, documents, digital stories etc.
- Strengthening of network among the organizations inclined towards using the approach of social accountability.
- Enhancing capacity of those inclined towards using social accountability approaches and sensitizing new organizations.
- Crafting the market for social accountability approaches.

How does it work ?

    Accountability Solutions works in multiple ways. There are three categories of members: Core Group, Inner Circle and Outer  The Core Group includes country anchors and core members along with facilitators and experts identified in the countries of south Asia and entrusted with the core responsibilities of convening and processing the activities of Accountability Solutions. The regional anchor or facilitator acts as secretariat and coordinates with the country anchors and core members. Inner Circle is a group of active members and active contributors whereas Outer Circle is a group of interested members, readers etc. Anyone can join the community and be a part of core group, inner circle or outer circle based on their expertise, responsiveness etc.

There are features like discussion forum, ask questions, blogs where members contribute and read regularly. The publication of any content on the website is allowed after moderation by a or a group of senior domain specialist. There is depository of resources which is also utilised by the visitors and members. The members are also a part of a moderated mail group system. When members face any challenge may ask questions, seek suggestions etc. using various features of Accountability Solutions. The response would be delivered with a fixed period of time by various members/experts. Once the query closes the discussion and the resources recommended are synthesized into a Consolidated Reply that is circulated to Community members.

What You Say

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    Do you feel stringent laws to prevent corruption and rights (such as access to information) given to common people can lead towards policy paralyses?

    Yes No Can't say

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    Do you feel most of the people in India have no taste of good governance and hence it remains a marginal issue for elections in India?

    Yes No Can't say


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    Governments in South Asian countries are gradually becoming more afraid of the activities of Civil Society Organizations and thus taking steps to restrain CSOs. Do you feel there would be serious impact on the role played by CSOs in the overall governance and development?

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    Companies in India are evidently absent from a four-year-old United Nations-led global initiative against corruption. Do you agree that private companies are in tune with corruption?

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    In the current scenario, where information is attached with lot of strings, do you feel dissemination of information is crucial for enhancing accountability ?

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    Social networking sites are effective tool for lobbying and bringing pro-poor changes ?

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    Do you feel social accountability tools are cost effective way of enhancing effectivness of development efforts ?

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    Even though the common man suffers corruption at the very low levels of bureaucracy, it is the big players who indulge in high level corruption ?