01. August 2013

Assessment of social accountability projects through an ethnographic perspective (Basel Institute and UNDP)

The Basel Institute and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are partnering in a research project on the potential of community-based participatory approaches for strengthening anti-corruption efforts.

The initiative involves conducting a baseline assessment of context sensitive indicators in the communities targeted by ongoing social accountability initiatives supported by UNDP in the Philippines, Serbia, Ghana and Papua New Guinea.

The collaboration is intended to generate recommendations to improve the effectiveness of these projects by incorporating detailed information on local context. A second evaluation will be undertaken in three years' time in order to assess impact.