Less than one percent of the budget of any scheme, if invested in accountability mechanism, can do wonder said Parmesh Shah, Lead Rural development Specialist, The World Bank and George Cheriyan, Director, CUTS International, principal organizers of the workshop.
On the concluding day of the workshop, Om Prakash Arya (Project Coordinator, CUTS) and George Cheriyan (Director, CUTS) presented the learning of the implementation of its social accountability intervention in NREGS in Sirohi district of Rajasthan.
The challenge institutionalizing the Social accountability mechanism in the system, however there are enabling environment for good governance in the country, said George Cheriyan, Director, CUTS in his introductory remarks.
To deliberate on possible strategies for Institutionalization, Scale-up and Replication of social accountability approaches based on the learning from social accountability pilot interventions and their impacts and outcomes , The World Bank
and Consumer Unity & Trust Society
(CUTS International) jointly organized the two day Workshop on 'Social Accountability in India in Country Inn Suites, Jaipur.
About 70 participants including senior policy makers and high level authorities from various government departments related to development, academia and prominent civil society organizations from various states are participating in the workshop.
For more information, please contact:
, Director, (98292 85930)