Publish Year : 2002
Thematic Area: Local Governance, Budget Monitoring and Advocacy
Language: English
Countries: India
Region of Relevance: Asia and the Pacific
Resource type:
Author(s): Anne-Marie Goetz|Rob Jenkins


This article from the World Bank Institute's Development Outreach Journal discusses the importance of citizen's efforts to audit directly the activities of development programs. The piece, which emphasizes that local accountability to the poor can be served in the form of gender-sensitive participatory planning, budgeting and auditing, provides examples from the Indian context.