Citizen monitoring yields positive development outcome: survey

The engagement of civil society organisations and communities in monitoring development projects increases citizen awareness and participation in taxpayer-funded programmes, a new report found.

Third party monitoring reduces the propensity of corruption and increases overall citizen engagement, according to the report that compiled the monitoring results of five development projects funded by the World Bank in the last four years.

The Partnership for Transparency Fund, a Washington-based organisation set up to help citizens fight corruption and meet citizen demand for good governance, ran the Citizen Action for Results, Transparency and Accountability (CARTA) programme. It was run in association with Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) in Bangladesh and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation in Nepal

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