Training on SAc Tools, Kathmandu Sept 2012

    To contribute towards the development goal of inclusive growth of millions of poor people in south Asia through improving their lives by ensuring accountability and transparency, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), an Indian origin organization was organized a Social Accountability training workshop under COPSA in partnership with Affiliated Network on Social Accountability – South Asia Region (ANSA-SAR) based in Dhaka, Bangladesh supported by the World Bank Institute. This training was held in Hotel Grand in Kathmandu, Nepal during September 18-20, 2012.

    Community of Practice on Social Accountability (COPSA) is a step ahead in utilizing the full potential of social accountability approaches by spreading the learning through sharing, innovating, building capacity and institutionalizing them in development programme for improved public expenditure outcomes. This is especially useful for decreasing learning curve of new comers, enabling professional development, reducing rework, permitting faster solving of problems and preventing reinvention of wheel.

    Social Accountability is derived as a mechanism for empowering people for demanding accountability from the people in power. This mechanism consists of several efficient tools related to performance monitoring by community, participatory financial management and development effectiveness like Citizen Report Card, Community Score Card, Participatory Expenditure Tracking Survey, Public hearing etc which will be described in detail among the participants. This mechanism has proved to be most effective and economical way for inclusive growth.

    The officials of CSOs and Government from the five countries of south Asia namely Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India was participated in the training workshop. The Training woas witness the presence of Mr. George Cheriyan, Director, CUTS International, Mr. Kedar Khadka, Member, Management Committee Pro Public, Ms. Nuzhat Jabin, Programme Manager, ANSA SAR, Mr. Richard Holloway, Program Coordinator, Program for Accountability in Nepal (PRAN), Ms. Carolina Vaira, Social Accountability Unit, The World Bank Institute (WBISG), Washington DC, The World Bank and Ms. Tahseen Sayed, Country Manager for Nepal from the World Bank.

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What You Say

  • 1 of 2

    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

  • 2 of 2

    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

Responses

  • 1 of 6

    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?


  • 2 of 6

    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?


  • 3 of 6

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


  • 4 of 6

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


  • 5 of 6

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


  • 6 of 6

    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 ?