|Publish Year :||2002|
|Thematic Area:||Local Governance, Budget Monitoring and Advocacy|
|Region:||Asia and the Pacific|
|Author:||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.