Date: Tuesday, March, 11 2014 Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET (19:15 – 20:30 GMT or convert time) Location: World Bank Headquarters (MC12-700) and Online
How can social accountability make development interventions more effective and strengthen the performance of public institutions?
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Sri Mulyani Indrawati, World Bank Group Managing Director, and members of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Steering Committee discussed key issues and opportunities for engagement around social accountability, knowledge and solutions for development challenges.
They explored how and to what extent social accountability, including citizen feedback mechanisms, can help to make development interventions more effective, solve fundamental problems in service delivery and strengthen the performance of public institutions in World Bank client countries.
We can talk about Social accountability, as much as we can, but "Who is to be held responsible(?)" for bad road conditions, non-working of the government machinery in some cases, insurance companies like Aviva Life Insurance threaten to collect premium from its customers, electricity is not there but bills are there every month, telephone doesn't function well but bills are there every month, many road and other infrastructure projects are left without completion, if common man goes to court/ legal the judge seems to be got manipulated by reach individuals or companies,...etc. It's not happening only in India but we've seen elsewhere too. What could be the solution? Who has to be held responsible? What will be the role of World Bank to correct this system in so many countries? How UNO, WB can fix this accountability problem? Will it continue for-ever till the end of our civilization, or will there be accountability and law and order restored all over the world again?
why are you looking at social accountability as a means of effective development improvement while in you programme in Kenya your staff are slagish in engaging social Audit teams in monitoring western project your are funding in collaboration GOK while their is a lot of misuse of fund and equipments bought by your funds in Siaya kenya.