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The ‘Community of Practice on Social Accountability (CoPSA)’, popularly known as ‘Accountability Solutions’ in the South Asia Region, is a strategic endeavour to establish a ‘Community of Practice’ based on the tools of Social Accountability (SAc). This Community aims not only to create linkages between different level of actors and practitioners of SAc tools for knowledge exchange but also to mobilise and support new ideas and innovations of using the existing knowledge and creating new as well as advancing the practices and action on the ground. This initiative also aims to strengthen and deepen the synergy between different actors and institutions that are defining and redefining the theories and concepts of social accountability at the grassroots in the region.

 

To sensitise donor and government agencies on social accountability approaches, a sensitisation workshop, ‘Social Accountability in South Asia: Improving Development Outcomes’, was organised under CoPSA on Dec. 18, 2012 at Deputy Chairman Hall, Constitution Club of India, New Delhi, organised by CUTS International in collaboration with the Affiliated Network on Social Accountability South Asia Region (ANSA SAR).

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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 ?