Doing Accountability Differently in India

Public service delivery is complex. The solution? We need to start doing accountability differently. But what does this look like in practice? Two recent IBP case studies documenting the work of Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives (SATHI) and Samarthan in India provide some insights.
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Case Study: Combating Corruption Disguised as Charity in Ukraine

When charitable contributions are made to seem like a requirement to receive healthcare services, there is cause for suspicion. This case study describes how health advocates in the city of Poltava created the Institute of Analysis and Advocacy (IAA) to take on entrenched corruption in the provision of local healthcare.
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Accountants With Opinions: How Can Government Audits Drive Accountability?

Supreme audit institutions (SAIs) are essential to accountable governance. Yet SAIs face serious limitations in many countries. Audit reports are withheld from the public, hearings on audit findings take place behind closed doors, and findings are not acted upon. IBP recently convened a group of leading experts and practitioners from the field of government auditing to discuss how to make audits more impactful. The group came up with some bold new ideas for how auditors can better fulfill their crucial function of holding the powerful to account.
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