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Title Social accountability in Africa : practitioners' experiences and lessons / edited by Mario Claasen and Carmen Alpín-Lardiés
Published [Cape Town, South Africa] : Idasa, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (226 pages) : illustrations
Contents Section 1. Civil society-led accountability -- section 2. Government-led accountability -- section 3. Working in partnership
Summary "Social Accountability in Africa: Practitioners Experiences and Lessons is a collection of case studies from Africa on social accountability. This collection attempts to build a consolidated body of knowledge on social accountability efforts across the continent. The case studies are diverse and present unique approaches to how social accountability strategies and interventions are implemented within different countries. The book is written by practitioners, for practitioners, providing first hand experience of designing and implementing social accountability initiatives and the challenges, methods and successes each one presents. While most research focuses on the role of citizens and civil society organisations in promoting accountability, this book places a greater emphasis on joint state-civil society initiatives. While social accountability initiatives are known mostly only in their own countries, and few African campaigns are documented, this book fills this gap by covering different approaches within a wide array of African countries."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Economic development -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Public administration -- Africa -- Citizen participation.
Public administration -- Africa.
Africa -- Economic policy -- Citizen participation.
Africa -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
Author Alpín-Lardiés, Carmen.
Claasen, Mario.
Institute for Democracy in South Africa.
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