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Introduction to the series on think tanks and context

This post was originally published on On Think Tanks.

An early look at what’s in the Social Accountability Atlas

Even for social accountability (SAc) practitioners and experts, answering common questions about how SAc can improve service delivery is hard. Doing so without the benefit of knowing what different efforts are under way is almost impossible, and this information gap hampers learning and exchange. This gap also makes it difficult to reach out to other development practitioners, donors, and experts facing governance challenges in their day-to-day work.

Social Accountability and Family Planning: Scaling Up or the Boring Route?

If some of the suggestions in earlier posts are taken up, and mixed-method evaluations and problem-driven, iterative adaptation of social accountability for family planning produce new evidence confirming that social accountability approaches can strengthen family planning services and outcomes, will the field be ready to scale up effective models?

Family Planning and Social Accountability: Are We Starting from Scratch?

In our last blog, we discussed potential ways to answer important questions about social accountability’s role for family planning in a relatively short timeframe. Today we shift our attention to the following question - what social accountability models should we test with these approaches? Do promising models exist, or are we starting from scratch?

Existing social accountability models

Family Planning and Social Accountability: Fail (and Learn) Fast

This is the second in a series of posts about the intersection of family planning issues and social accountability. For the first, please click here.

Family Planning and Social Accountability – in the Eye of the Beholder?

One of the most exciting changes in the evolving social accountability field is that people and organizations from other fields – people who until recently never thought about social accountability - are starting to talk about it. And not just talk: they are beginning to see its potential value in improving health and education - goals that for decades have not been seen as “governance issues.”