Social accountability in the delivery of social protection: enabling environment
This was a three-part webinar series focused on social accountability in the delivery of social protection. 'Social accountability' is a citizen-centered approach to accountability in government services and schemes. It plays an important role in reducing error, fraud and corruption; ensuring that cash is delivered to recipients regularly, reliably and accessibly; improving policy design; and strengthening state-society relations. Social accountability refers to the steps that governments can take to improve the participation of recipients and broader civil society in accountability initiatives, and the steps that recipients and broader civil society can take to hold governments to account for the delivery of social protection.
The final webinar in the series considered some aspects of the enabling environment for social accountability in social protection. Specifically, the discussion focused on legal and policy dimensions, and the role of technology.
Isobel Frye, Director, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, South Africa
Tabitha Hrynick, Research Officer, Health and Nutrition Cluster, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Linda Waldman, Research Fellow, Health and Nutrition Cluster, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Alice Livingstone, Social Protection Adviser at HelpAge International
This webinar was the third of the Social Accountability Series, which was organized by IPC-IG and HelpAge International. Please join the Social accountability in the delivery of social protection online community if you are interested in following the most recent discussions on the topic.