The Partnership for Social Accountability (PSA) Alliance is led by ActionAid together with the Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM), the Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF) and SAfAIDS, and supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The project seeks to improve public resource management in agriculture (food security), and health (HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health and rights) by strengthening the oversight and social accountability roles of five target groups in the SADC region: Selected parliamentary committees; Relevant government departments; Issue-based civil society organisations (CSOs); Smallholder farmer organisations; and the Media.
In the first three years (2016 – 2019), the project will focus on Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. In each of the target countries, the partners will provide training on public resource management, support for critical social accountability monitoring, and platforms for collaboration and learning.
For more information on the project ‘Strengthening Social Accountability and Oversight in Health and Agriculture in Southern Africa’, contact Julie Middleton, Consortium Project Manager, ActionAid International, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Accountability in Southern Africa: A Review of Policy and Practice in Public Resource Management in SADC, including Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Tanzania
The Baseline Report was commissioned by the PSA Alliance to document the state of play of social accountability across health and agriculture sectors at the regional SADC level and national levels in the four target countries, including political and economic considerations. The baseline study, conducted in November and December 2015, has informed the definition of the project’s target outcomes, indicators and the monitoring and evaluation of results.
This summary report provides an analysis of key issues at national and regional level, and provides a preliminary overview of the capacity issues affecting both supply and demand side actors.