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  Social accountability refers to a broad range of actions and mechanisms that citizens, communities, independent media, and civil society organizations use to hold public officials and public servants accountable. Social accountability tools include participatory budgeting, public expenditure tracking, citizen report cards, community score cards, social audits, citizen charters, people’s estimates, and so forth. These mechanisms are being increasingly recognized world-wide as a means of enhancing democratic governance, improving service delivery, and empowering the poor.  (Read more) ...

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?

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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?

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Responses

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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 ?