With Policy Bridge’s latest Duke Today story, we’re continuing to highlight policy-relevant research driven by faculty and researchers around campus. Thursday’s article explores the work of public policy professor, Manoj Mohanan, who collaborates with the government of Uttar Pradesh (India) and the World Bank to understand how communities can create something known as social accountability (SA).
SA aims to foster accountability by providing information about entitled benefits under publicly funded programs and bringing community members together in regular meetings to learn about resources and engage with healthcare providers and local officials to redress grievances. Since the project’s official start in May 2016, about 2,000 meetings are taking place every month in targeted communities. Keep an eye out for updates, the project is scheduled to be reviewed in May 2019!
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