Social Accountability and Water Integrity: Learning from Experiences with Participatory and Transparent Budgeting in Ethiopia and Nepal

Birke Otto, Floriane Clement, Binayak Das, Hari Dhungana, Lotte Feuerstein, Girma Senbeta, Jasmina Van Driel

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    Abstract

    Experiences with social accountability measures in water management schemes in Nepal and Ethiopia offer useful lessons for practitioners. Participation and transparency in budgeting measures open up new spaces for deliberation, raise awareness of rights, and encourage calling service providers to account. Donors should recognise and appreciate this development of deliberative capacities and trust building as a worthwhile goal in itself. It is also an important precondition for strengthening the links between transparency, accountability, participation, and anti-corruption.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBergen
    PublisherChr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)
    Number of pages60
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    SeriesU4 Issue
    Number2019:11

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