Promoting Accountability Through Independent Third Party Monitoring: Results and Lessons from South Asia

2015 World Bank Spring Meetings: Civil Society Policy Forum 

Friday, April 17, 2015
2:00p – 3:30p

World Bank – I Building
1850 I St NW
Room: I 2 – 210
Washington, DC 20431

Donors are increasingly recognizing the benefits of citizen engagement, social accountability and independent beneficiary monitoring as a means to improve implementation of government projects and programs and fight against corruption. This PTF-sponsored session at the 2015 World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum will focus on strategies for participatory third party monitoring and direct and independent beneficiary feedback to help improve project outcomes.

The presentation will be based on the experience of the Citizen Action for Results, Transparency and Accountability (CARTA) Program. The recently completed program supported CSOs’ use of independent third party monitoring and other social accountability tools to help improve the results of World Bank-financed projects in Bangladesh and Nepal. The session will show that civil society engagement in development programs helps achieve better development results and develop inclusive, accountable and responsive public institutions.

Chair: Vinay Bhargava, Chief Technical Officer, Partnership for Transparency Fund