Genuine Demand with Social Accountability

George Cheriyan, Director, CUTS Centre for Consumer Action, Research & Training (CUTS CART) attended a two-day workshop on ‘Generating Genuine Demand with Social Accountability Mechanisms’, organised by the Communication for Governance & Accountability Program (CommGAP) of the World Bank in Paris, during November 01-02, 2007. He presented a paper on ‘Analysing the Public Sphere/Political Context: Learning from India’.

The workshop drew lessons from the experiences of practitioners, researchers, government officials and policymakers from around the world in using various Social accountability tools. Practitioners from around the world using various SAc tools in their countries; leading scholars and researchers in the fields of communication, political science, social development, social marketing, media development, and governance; and representatives from developing country governments and donor organisations participated in the workshop.