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Introduction to Social Accountability

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Course developed by The World Bank Institute
and customized by PRIA

Course developed by The World Bank Institute
and customized by PRIA

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COURSE SUMMARY

This course is part of a World Bank Institute e-learning program on Accountable Governance. The learning program includes courses on social accountability theory, tools, and strategy. Courses drawn from the material contained in this learning program are delivered in partnership with WBI partner institutions, which adapt and modify the material in order to best match local context and learning needs.

This three-module course, Introduction to Social Accountability, will introduce participants to the concept of social accountability and its position within and importance to the broader good governance framework. The course will also introduce some of the most widely used social accountability tools built around the public financial management cycle.

This introductory course is part of a larger flagship learning program on accountable governance being developed by the World Bank Institute and its partners in the developing world. The purpose of this larger program is to bridge the gap between the growing body of knowledge in the field of accountable governance and the current capacity of practitioners, civil society, and governments to effectively apply the concept to policy and program design. As such, the learning program will synthesize in one consolidated program the general elements of social accountability, the required enabling environment, and current social accountability tools and methodologies. It will focus on the practical application of the concept, providing users with the skills necessary to design effective, context-specific social accountability interventions at the local level.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • A unique partnership using the expertise, experiences and materials of both the World Bank Institute and PRIA to develop the course materials
  • Offered in a distance and online mode
  • Detailed steps and clear examples of implementing tools for social accountability, designed to develop practical competencies and skills
  • International experiences and illustrations of approaches and tools for facilitating social accountability, for comparative learning

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Development professionals and practitioners
  • Students and researchers of social accountability, governance and citizen participation
  • Staff of donor agencies

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understanding of the concept of social accountability
  • Understanding the place of social accountability within the broader good governance framework and its relationship with more traditional or "supply-side" accountability initiatives
  • Appreciating the power of public opinion in strengthening social accountability, including the processes involved in transforming public opinion into action, and the role of effective communication strategies
  • Understanding key social accountability tools and approaches as they relate to the public budget management cycle

COURSE FORMAT

  • The course is organized into three modules, each of which uses a blend of learning tools and methods to present the key concepts and provide opportunities to apply and discuss these new concepts.
  • All modules use multimedia presentations and selected readings to deliver the key messages. In addition, the modules use some combination of videos, interactive simulations, research exercises and/or case studies to broaden your understanding of the topics.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Module 1: Introduction and Social Accountability Concepts

  • Introduction
  • What is Social Accountability?
  • Building blocks of social accountability: key factors for success
  • Social accountability and the public financial management cycle

Module 2: The Governance Framework

  • Introduction
  • The governance framework and governance reform
  • Where does social accountability fit in

Module 3: Generating Genuine Demand for Accountability

  • Introduction
  • Public opinion and the public sphere
  • Communication approaches and techniques

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