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A community-based approach to reshaping health services

By Wahidullah Azizi & Saida Azimi, Integrity Watch Afghanistan
Dec 19, 2018

Integrity Watch Afghanistan's pilot programme seeking to increase the efficacy of the public health system with the active engagement and oversight of citizens has yielded positive results, underscoring the critical role of civic engagement in ensuring the effectiveness of public service delivery. Read more...

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Who are ‘the people’? – Making citizen participation models work for poor and marginalised groups

By Rebecca Haines, Senior Governance Advisor – Asia and MENA, CARE International UK
Sep 19, 2018

This blog is the second in a 3-part series reflecting on key themes from a recent LOGIN study tour hosted by CARE Bangladesh on mainstreaming social accountability.
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Beyond the tools: Participatory power analysis as the missing ingredient in local governance programming

By Rebecca Haines, Senior Governance Advisor – Asia and MENA, CARE International UK
Aug 02, 2018

CARE Bangladesh hosted a week-long study tour for 25 participants from 10 countries in Asia in July 2018, in partnership with LOGIN. This blog explores some of the key things that participants learned from CARE Bangladesh’s approach, in its World Bank-funded JATRA project, to empowering the poorest and most marginalised to participate in, and meaningfully influence, local government decision-making processes.

This blog is the first in a 3-part series, reflecting on key themes from the recent LOGIN study tour hosted by CARE Bangladesh. It originally appeared on the CARE Insights website and was republished with permission. Link to original blog Read more...

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'Sushasan na panthe, Panchayato na Prayaso' - Efforts of Gram Panchayats of Kutch towards good local governance

By Srestha Roy , Lead - Learning Lab for Local Governance, SETU Abhiyan
Kutch, Gujarat, India, Jul 04, 2018

The Learning Lab for Local Governance (SETU-LL), SETU Abhiyan, a LOGIN member, is an incubator of ideas and initiatives to strengthen the value of local governance in the public domain. It undertakes and facilitates documentation, research and learning events in partnership with local governance institutions, civil society organizations and academia.

With the aim of showcasing Gram Panchayat practices that promote good governance, SETU-LL ideated a platform for peer learning and sharing which would set up opportunities for inculcation of such practices by Gram Panchayats. The District Panchayat, Kutch Mitra-the local newspaper and Akashvani-Bhuj and KMVS came forward to partner this initiative.

This initiative became a learning event for the Gram Panchayat members with respect to good local governance. Read more...

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Cambodia’s Experience: Increase Citizen Access to Information and Engagement for Responsive Decisions and Services

By Jan Sophal Chhorr, Decentralisation and Governance Director, Pact Cambodia
Mar 29, 2018

The National Academy of Governance (NAOG), Mongolia in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, World Bank and LOGIN Asia organised an international academic conference on Social Accountability in South and East Asia: Experiences, Lessons and Challenges in September, 2017.
LOGIN members from India, Cambodia, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh shared their practical experience and practices about good governance and social accountability at the conference. The presentations made at the conference have since been reproduced as a set of papers by NAOG.
This blog features the paper presented by Jan Sophal Chorr, LOGIN member, on measures taken to improve citizen engagement and social accountability in Cambodia.

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