Institutionalizing Social Accountability: Considerations for Policy

Social accountability mechanisms can contribute to improved governance, increased development effectiveness through better service delivery, and citizen empowerment. However, critical to the success of Social Accountability initiatives is civil society and state capacities, and the synergy between the two.  Ultimately, the effectiveness and sustainability of social accountability mechanisms is improved when they are “institutionalized”.

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Interactive Voice Response System: Closing Feedback Loops and Enhancing Accountability in the Mid-Day Meal Scheme

The Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) offers a technology-driven solution to strengthen the monitoring framework and information flows of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS). It is being implemented in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar since 2010 and 2012, respectively.

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Who is a Public Authority under the Right to Information Act, 2005?

The definition of 'public authorities' under the Right to Information Act, 2005 ("RTI Act") has been an extremely contenious issue since the RTI came into force. This brief examines the definition of public authorities and controversies arising from its interpretation.

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