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Monitoring water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services as well as monitoring budgets / financial flows are important for evidence-based advocacy.

TitleAccountability : an advocacy perspective
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBlesgraaf, R
Pagination8 slides
Date Published07/2016
Place PublishedHaarlem, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish

This presentation introduces policy influencing principles (policy influencing continuum and CLASP principles) and different levels of accountability in the context of the Watershed - empowering citizens programme. A distinction is made between social, financial and political accountability. Within the Watershed programme, there are three levels of accountability: local/national, international and The Netherlands. Budget tracking in Bangladesh and the Sanitation & Water for All (SWA) multi-stakeholder platform are examples of the first accountability two levels. In the Netherlands, Dutch civil society organisations (CSOs) are tracking the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) aid commitments of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A key message is that both monitoring services and monitoring budgets / financial flows are important for evidence-based advocacy.

Presented on 6 July 2016 at the IRC event: "Accountability tools to improve WASH service delivery" in The Hague, The Netherlands.




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