ANSA SAR has provided strategic support through small to medium sized grants to 22 CSOs in South Asia region, for experimenting and scaling up micro-level social accountability initiatives by existing and emerging actors seeking to develop new tools and methods to enhance social accountability practices across a range of thematic focus areas: basic rights and entitlements, participation in local governance, citizens’ monitoring of public procurement and programme execution, and environmental governance –using social accountability as a mechanism to counteract damaging environmental practices.

This pool of 22 grantees and their works offer a unique source of grassroots experience and is the bedrock of both the ANSA network and its knowledge on how social accountability can effectively be used on the ground. The knowledge development effort has been deepened through methodical study to capture the experiential knowledge from the ANSA supported social accountability innovations – to learn from these grassroots interventions and synthesize these learning to extract new knowledge and insights on social accountability in South Asia.

To download the documented case-studies of India, Bangladesh and Sri-Lanka click HERE.

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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    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 ?