Social Accountability

Mainstreaming Social Accountability


"The School takes the lead in promoting and mainstreaming social accountability as an approach
towards achieving a path of good governance. Social accountability (SAc) refers to actions initiated by citizen
groups to hold public officials accountable for their conduct and performance ingovernment office.
Founded upon the principles of constructive engagement, SAc fosters a community of citizens and
government working together to monitor the government's use of publicresources.

Through the adoption and practice of effective social accountability mechanisms,
the School seeks to achieve its vision of strengtheninggood governance
by promoting an enhanced understanding of socialaccountability and assisting
civil society organizations in building their capacities as SAc practitioners.

Working on an array of projects in the field of Social Accountability,
the School has since transitioned from local projects to include
regional projects in East Asia. Along with this transition, the social
accountability cluster has expanded its work from handling projects in
the education and public works sector to other sectors such as water
and sanitation. "