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Social Accountability Guidebook for CSOs, 2nd Edition


The Social Accountability Guidebook for CSOs is a learning resource that is intended to support the building of a community of practice of social accountability practitioners, advocates, and champions in West Africa. This guidebook is an updated version of the first edition which was published in 2018. The Guidebook presents 17 case studies of social accountability initiatives from eight countries in West Africa. It also contains definitions of terminologies related to the concept of social accountability.
The Guidebook is intended to deepen understanding and foster appreciation of:
• The concept of social accountability
• Its potential for strengthening accountability in the region, and
• The challenges that may be encountered in implementing social accountability initiatives in the West African Context.
It is hoped that the Guidebook will serve as a catalyst for the further development and tailoring of the concept of social accountability in West Africa, by CSOs, development practitioners, local and central government agencies, the donor community, and all others who are interested in advancing
accountability in West Africa.
The publisher, WACSI, is a member of the Change the Game Academy Alliance.

Review by Wilde Ganzen

This is a highly recommended guidebook on social accountability, especially because it is not only theory. It contains seventeen relevant case studies on very diverse situations. Very useful also for CSO workers outside West Africa.


Social accountability

Author: WACSI

Publisher/source/organization: West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)

Place and year of issue: Accra, Ghana 2020

Type: Book

Country/region: Africa

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