News IconCitizen action can help improve social protection programmes, finds review

30th November 2017: Social accountability initiatives, such as spending audits that involve citizens, can help tackle corruption and improve social protection programmes, a review of the evidence has found. The...

blog iconTackling exclusion, pensions progress, citizen action: a year in review

2017 has been a busy year for Development Pathways. We have redoubled our efforts to share the experience and knowledge we have gained working on building the strategies and systems needed to ensure evidence-led, inclusive programmes that realise human rights. Our most-read resources reflect the evidence we have provided on the...

blog iconWhen and how citizen engagement can improve social protection programme delivery

Social protection schemes are often implemented in contexts characterised by weak accountability of government officials to citizens. Strengthening accountability is important to ensure the quality delivery of social protection and to build better relations between citizens and the state. One way of strengthening accountability is through increased involvement of citizens in social...

blog iconHow to support citizens with raising grievances and claiming entitlements

How can social protection practitioners become better at enabling citizens to raise grievances and hold government officials to account? Development Pathways, DFID, Age International and HelpAge International last week brought together a group of experts to discuss recent research by Development Pathways on social accountability initiatives in social protection, writes Rasmus...

Our Work IconRecommending social accountability improvements for social protection programmes

How can citizens better hold social protection officials to account and understand their entitlements? We carried out research to fill the knowledge gaps.

Publication IconSocial Accountability in the Delivery of Social Protection Literature Review

A review of the global literature the impact of social accountability mechanisms on the delivery of social protection services and on state-society relations as part of a Development Pathway policy research project for the UK's Department for International Development.

Publication IconSocial Accountability in the Delivery of Social Protection Nepal Case Study

This report presents the findings of a case study on social accountability in Nepal’s social protection programmes

Publication IconSocial Accountability in the Delivery of Social Protection Ethiopia Case Study

Social accountability initiatives in two local areas in Ethiopia contributed to improvements in the service delivery of a social protection programme and state-society relations. But the social accountability mechanisms benefited the most marginalised citizens less.

Publication IconSocial Accountability in the Delivery of Social Protection Final Report

The final report of a research project for DFID that aimed to better understand the effect of social accountability mechanisms on the delivery of social protection programmes and systems, and on precipitating state-society relational change. The report pulls together a review of the global literature with findings from four country case studies to assess the effects of social accountability mechanisms.

Publication IconSocial Accountability in the Delivery of Social Protection – Technical Guidance Note

This note offers guidance to social protection practitioners on how to strengthen social accountability in the delivery of social protection.