It is often assumed that civil society advocacy, citizen activism and social accountability mechanisms are necessary for holding local government to account, and for driving improvements in public service delivery. But to what extent is this the case? Recent evidence suggests that many such initiatives are donor-driven, insufficiently strategic and inappropriate in relation to how change happens in the local context.
This event explores the latest debates, evidence and practice on social accountability, civil society advocacy and local government service delivery. It considers how current policy and assumptions could be revised to more effectively address critical blockages in public service delivery.
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