Supporting Social Accountability For Better Results - Liveblog & webcast
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Supporting Social Accountability For Better Results - Liveblog & webcast

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A year ago, citizen movements from across the globe demonstrated powerfully that citizens want accountability from their governments. Greater access to modern information technology such as mobile phones and social media is also multiplying opportunities for citizens to provide feedback on government performance.

The Bank understands that greater civic engagement and voice is crucial for development results.

In his Peterson Institute speech on April 6, 2011, World Bank President Robert Zoellick spoke of the need for a new social contract to "democratize development." Social accountability efforts can improve domestic accountability and constructive engagement between citizens and their governments, leading to improved development effectiveness.  

Whether through, an interactive map of basic public education information in the Philippines to support citizen oversight of the education sector, or the use of community scorecards to help reduce child mortality in Uganda, or government and municipalities publically disclosing budgets in the Democratic Republic of Congo so citizens can see where their money is going, public participation in how governments operate is increasing. 

A crucial question now is how to support to civil society and governments in sustaining these efforts moving forward. This session will explore these and other questions around the Social Accountability agenda.

Replay the discussion moderated by Caroline Anstey, Managing Director of the World Bank, to look at these and other perspectives.

- Robert Zoellick | President, The World Bank
- Maya Harris | Vice President, Democracy, Rights and Justice Program, Ford Foundation
- Laila Iskandar Kamel | Managing Director, Community and Institutional Development Group, Egypt
- Corazon “Dinky” Juliano Soliman | Secretary, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippines
- Sam Worthington | President and CEO, InterAction

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Read what others are asking
Juma Yusuf Haineni
What could be done to build capacity on the upcoming generation in Africa for eventual take over of leadership from the older generation.
Muhammad Nawaz
Is capacity building of public organizations possible and/or viable without political support on the top? Without high level committment, bureaucracy tends to maintain status que o which does not need capacity building at all.
Noemi Y. Pimentel
what are specific strategies to check corruption in local government units and how to stop them.
It's important to train our leaders in Africa to allow them to adress development issues, so Can we plan to build their capacities in leadership and governance? and do the follow up? What is the role of Afican Union in the areas of capacity building in governance for our leaders?
I appreciate the world Bank effort for global development. Is there a special assistance that you can support for disabled and also for marginalized women in ETHIOPIA? we are an NGO named OGAA that work on the specified area. AMARE.
Fletcher Tembo
It should not be assumed that all governments are embracing this new wave constructively. 'How can governments be supported to create listening and response mechanisms that can best provide avenues for constructive dialogue with all citizens?'
Gabriele M. Quinti
SA is not only the use of community scorecards in social services or the participatory budget practices. SA is mainly the strong involvement of citizens in the monitoring of the implementation of policies and specific projects. In which way the WB is promoting SA in the M&E of its funded projects?
Alfredo Horoch
What is the importance of mobile resources for Social Accountability results and how World Bank promote mobile resources to included WB open data?.