Monitoring for Financial Savings (M4FS)

Location
Ghana
Grant Amount
n/a
Start/Finish
Apr 2021 – Mar 2023
Donor
Integrity Action unrestricted funds

One of the key questions that comes up when talking about citizen monitoring and social accountability is “can this save us money”? And it’s a valid one: if one of the intended outcomes is local projects that work as they should for citizens, it is good to know that the resources invested in establishing monitoring can lead to savings as well as tangible local improvements to health and education for communities.

In this initiative, Integrity Action is looking to discover the value that citizen-centred accountability programmes can bring to service providers in northern Ghana by asking: “Does monitoring by citizens save public money?”

Implemented alongside SEND GhanaINTRAC and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, this two-year initiative will support communities to monitor the delivery of health and education infrastructure, comparing what was promised with what is being delivered, and engaging with those responsible to address any issues identified.