Lessons Learned from Implementation of Citizen Engagement in South Asia

Event Program

Opening remarks – David Warren, Social Development Practice Manager, South Asia Region
Lessons learned from Citizen Engagement implementation SAR – based on the various stock takes in SAR
Country context – Bhuvan Bhatnagar
Lessons learned from CARTA – Tjaarda Storm van Leeuwen, PTF
Experience of Transport projects in Nepal – Farhad Ahmed, TTL
Global experience with implementation – discussant Nicolas Perrin (CE Secretariat)

The Citizen Action for Results, Transparency and Accountability (CARTA) program was a unique monitoring model that aimed to provide donors and development agencies with more specific and real-time information on the impact of their projects. By building the capacity of local CSOs to conduct donor project monitoring, CARTA aimed to strengthen ownership of outcomes, reduce the propensity of corruption and increase overall citizen engagement. This event discussed CARTA’s lasting impact and ways to use the lessons learned in the future.