Tech Driven Social Accountability for Results Project
Social Accountability, the mechanism that citizens, communities, and the media can use to demand accountability in the public sphere has become an attractive approach for demanding improved governance and effective public service delivery. Over the years, the government has implemented a number of social interventions aimed at reducing poverty. However, though, there are a number of mechanisms for ensuring citizens are empowered to participate in the delivery of efficient public services, there is a distinct lack of state mechanisms and citizens’ capacity, while other interventions fail to provide timely feedback for improved local development. In view of this problem, Penplusbytes is rolling out “Tech Driven Social Accountability for Results” project intended to empower citizens on the use of new digital tools in order to hold government to account. The overall objective of the project is to create a culture where citizens are equipped to actively engage in policy implementation and demand accountability.