Despite economic progress in Africa, inequality is slowing the rate at which growth can deliver better services for poor people. The Mwananchi Programme has spent five years implementing social accountability projects in six African countries to help enable ordinary citizens to hold their governments to account. This report discusses lessons learned from the programme and what they mean for designing and carrying out projects which change the rules of the game in favour of poor people.
We support over 60 innovative projects which work closely with communities to trial new ways of amplifying citizens’ voices, increase access to public services and enable them to interact with the state to further good development outcomes. Read more about our projects>