Building a Responsive Governance Ecosystem

Social Accountability has been a much-discussed aspect of governance in India. This report by ANSA-SAR (Affiliated Network for Social Accountability – South Asia Region) discusses various social accountability approaches in the country and how they can aid in better governance practices.

The OneWorld Foundation India team visited the work done by organizations that throws up a host of practical ideas for engineering change, tried and tested out in real time with real people and in real contexts. The objective of this research oriented study was to understand the social accountability approaches and outcomes, and develop knowledge resources to be harnessed in mainstreaming governance accountability of public institutions of India. The reports underline the need to think out of the box and yet advocate for entitlements even under harsh circumstances. In doing so, it demonstrates the need for agencies to be flexible to be able to successfully intervene in social welfare programs.

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