Social Accountability

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Key terms in social accountability and PFM Social Accountability: An approach that involves citizens and civil society directly or indirectly exacting accountability from governments and institutions. Social accountability can be understood as having two sides. One is the process of public and...
IDP camp in Kachin State
Duncan Green, Oxfam’s Senior Strategic Advisor reflects on power and politics from an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp in Myitkyina, the Kachin state capital...
Participants in the Social Accountability Programming in Conflict settings workshop
'Long-running contestation over the right to govern territory or exercise decision-making lies at the heart of many of the conflicts in Myanmar’s ethnic areas. Myanmar has a diverse governance landscape with ethnic armed groups providing service delivery and administrative systems or...
CSO respresentative is discussing his concern during the public hearing forum. Photo by: Oxfam in Myanmar
Author: Thiha Ko Ko, Programme Manager Local Governance, Oxfam in Myanmar Confiscated land is returned to farmers when Minister acknowledges their rights at public forum In Myanmar, land is a defining issue, especially for the 70% of the population who live and work in rural areas. For small-scale...
States have a responsibility to the public to be accountable, transparent and deliver basic services. This means that deepening accountability of decision makers, and holding Government and other duty bearers to account for how they spend budgets is key for democracy. Oxfam and local partners...
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