Forum Syd’s Tanzania office is launching a three year social accountability program in one district of the Kagera region and two districts of the Mwanza. The Program is expected to start 2010 and be completed 2013. In order to make an informed decision on which social accountability interventions to apply, how they should be prioritised and to measure and evaluate the impact of these interventions, Forum Syd has commissioned a baseline study of the selected districts.
The objectives of the baseline study was to:
Provide information for planning the program, including local concerns and priorities; Clearly identify relevant sectors for focus of implementation of the social accountability
Provide information which can be used to monitor the program in the course of
Identify benchmarks and indicators that can be used as a point of reference for
monitoring and evaluating the social accountability program; and
Develop suitable monitoring and evaluation tools with clear indicators for the social
accountability program and to review the Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) including baseline and targets.
The report recommends that the Program focus on strengthening the capacities of communities enabling them to understand how to actively participate in the social accountability process and what their rights and responsibilities are as community members. CSOs, Private Sector Organisations and LGAs should be made aware of their roles with regards to mainstreaming social accountability within their areas of work and internally in their organisations/institutions. Finally, the Program should create avenues for collaboration making sure that the stakeholders are co-ordinating their efforts.