Around the world we are witnessing a boom of citizen-led social accountability initiatives to increase transparency, responsiveness and accountability in public service delivery. Cardinal to this approach being successful is a symbiotic relation between citizens and their government.
Corruption in Palestine
Mr. Ezzatollah and Mr. Nangialeh are two local monitors who received training in Community Integrity Building (CIB) from Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA). Between 2014 – 2016, they monitored the construction of Mohammadi Sahebzadeh School for boys in Behsud District, Nangarhar province. According to UNICEF in 2016, 40 percent of children in Afghanistan were not enrolled in school.
This case study written by Claudia Baez Camargo, Head of Governance Research at the Basel Institute on Governance pertains to an assessment conducted by the Basel Institute on Governance, in collaboration with UNDP’s Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN), of a social accountability monitoring project in the municipality of San Miguel, Bohol in the Philippines.
This case study describes how the National Taxpayers Association, Integrity Action’s partner in Kenya, was able to engage in a constructive and solution focused way with county government officials in Homa Bay, Nyanza and successfully advocate for an additional fund disbursement enabling the completion of an underfunded classroom construction project at Ochuoga Primary school, a remotely situated school in Karachuonyo constituency.
This case study details how a second grant from Integrity Action to the National Taxpayers Association is being used to train monitors in Community Integrity Building. Monitors employing the approach in Nandi in the Rift Valley region have begun building their evidence base around stalled projects across the province, many of which have been at a standstill for years. This case study outlines two current examples of this kind of project in Matema and Chumundu.