Social Accountability is getting more and more innovative these days. A recent event organized by Justice for the Poor (J4P) showcased a pilot program in Sierra Leone where a group of development practitioners are exploring new ideas on social accountability and how legal empowerment tools, such as community paralegals can play a complementary role by helping communities navigate the murky waters of administrative accountability and hold the government and the healthcare service providers accountable.
access to justice
In my previous post, I narrated Sanumaya’s tale in the context of how development that looks good from the above can be problematic when viewed at the local level, particularly for socially and economically marginalized populations. The village was building a road that connected to the highway. Everyone was excited at the prospect of economic prosperity. Except, it came at the cost of dislodging the poor and vulnerable, like Sanumaya, whose poverty, illiteracy and social status became her entrapment.
- Social Development
- Public Sector and Governance
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Culture and Development
- Communities and Human Settlements
- Vulnerable Communities
- Road Project
- Resettlement and Rehabilitation from Infrastructure Project
- Legal Aid to the Poor
- Gender Equality and Socia Inclusion
- Communicatiing with the Poor
- access to justice
- Access to Information