News and Events
November 2014

CRC Training Workshop for CSOs, NGOs, Media, and Government - Amman, Jordan - Nov 2014 - CARE ANSA-AW

PAF was invited by CARE International in Egypt to conduct, for Trainers of ANSA - Arab World (ANSA-AW) member countries, a five-day regional Capacity Building Training Workshop on how to carry out Citizen Report Card (CRC) studies and make grant proposals.

Thirty key officials representing civil society / non-government organisations (CSOs / NGOs), media, and government attended this workshop held in Amman, Jordan in November 2014. Participants were from ANSA-AW's seven member countries in the Middle-East and North Africa: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, West Bank & Gaza, and Yemen.

Monday,


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Workshop for CSOs and CBOs in Uganda on CSCs [2013] - R4D/PAF

Results for Development [R4D] conducted their "Transparency and Advocacy Programme: Peer Learning Workshop" in June 2013, in Kampala, Uganda, the third in a series (earlier two held in 2012) for their 14 CSO and CBO partners in Africa. On behalf of Public Affairs Foundation [PAF], Dr Sita Sekhar, an independent consultant, chaired and moderated sessions on peer reviews of Community Score Cards (CSCs) carried out by the partners, and participated in a panel discussion on "Effective Advocacy - challenges, opportunities, and stories of success".

Sunday,


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February 2013:

Socio-economic impact assessment study of 24/7 water supply in four cities of Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum and Gulbarga - final report submitted to the World Bank

Evaluation of Community Based Conditional Cash Transfer program in Tanzania with specific focus on health and education sector - final report submitted to the Tanzania Social Action Fund [TASAF]


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January 2013

January 2013: Draft CRC report on Bihar finalised


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December 2012: Dr.Sita Sekhar presented Community Score Card second round findings at a Stakeholder meeting organized by TASAF, Tanzania. Comparative analysis of the two score cards and draft final report were also submitted.

Public release of the Bihar CRC findings : Dr.Sita Sekhar and TS Prasad were in Patna for the release of CRC findings. Dr Sita presented the key findings from the CRC to representatives from media, and local NGOs. Mr. Sam Sharpe Head DFID, India released the summary findings to the gathering and spoke about why the CRC was done in Bihar.

Sunday,

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November 2012: PAF conducted a five day extensive workshop in Bangalore on Utility of social accountability tools for service delivery improvements. Senior government officials from Tanzania and Malawi were the participants for this workshop. Resource persons included senior officials from across India who have used the CRC approach to their advantage and experts on NREGA.


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October 2012: Bihar CRC: Data collection completed. Data is being analysed.

Community Score Card in Tanzania: Data collection completed, data analysis and report writing is underway.

Madhya Pradesh Urban Local Bodies Citizen Report Card Workshop : Dr. Sita Sekhar and T. S Prasad conducted a workshop to orient officials from various departments on the Citizen Report Card methodology, discuss services to be covered and questionnaires for the Citizen Report Card.


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September 2012: Senegal Workshop: Dr. Sita Sekhar carried out a three day workshop on Community Score Card approach for the African grantees of the Results for Development at Dakar, Senegal.

Madhya Pradesh CRC: Mr.Prasad and Mr. Lokesh went for a scoping mission in Bhopal and Dewas Municipal Corporations to understand the service delivery and service level benchmarks. Inception report will soon be shared with DFID.

TS Prasad and Lokesh Gujjarappa went on a scoping mission to Bhopal and Dewas districts of Madhya pradesh to understand the public service delivery mechanism in the state. The foundation is scheduled to conduct CRCs across 14 ULBs in the state of Madhya Pradesh under the aegis of DFID.


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August 2012: Discussions on with Women and Child Welfare Department, Government of Karnataka on supporting their need assessment project


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July 2012: Bihar CRC: Data collection and field monitoring in the final stages, T.S.Prasad visited districts in Bihar to oversee data collection process UNICEF Interns submitted the final report on Police Child Interface and best Practices Community score card study in Tanzania - Dr. Sita Sekhar and Mr. T. S. Prasad conducted capacity building training for enumerators in Tanzania on community score card process (30 June to 11 July 2012). Data collection has been completed. World Bank supported 24 by 7 Water Supply Benefit Assessment study: Draft report submitted


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Citizen Report Card on Public Services in Bihar
Pilot survey is complete, questionnaire finalisation is underway, also software for PDA assisted data collection process is being developed. PAF team is currently providing technical support to the survey agency.

Sunday,October 2011

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World Bank, KUIDFC and KUWSDB - Karnataka Urban Water Sector Improvement Project
PAF was selected by World Bank to conduct a Citizen Report Card on the service usage of 24/7 water supply in three districts of Hubli-Dharwad, Belgaum and Gulbarga in Karnataka. The study objective is to understand and measure the social and economic implications of 24/7 water supply on the users. The PAF team is currently on a scoping mission to these districts.

Sunday,October 2011

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Socio-Economic Survey of Devraj Urs Market in Mysore
PAF recently submitted a study report to the Commissioner, Mysore City Corporation. The study was conducted with an objective to understand the shop keepers preparedness for the renovation of the market under UNESCO heritage site development program.

Sunday,October 2011

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Citizen Report Card on Public Services in Tanzania
PAF submitted the final report to the Tanzania Social Action Fund [TASAF]

Sunday,September 2011

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Technical support to VSO for disability specific CRC in Jharkhand and Orissa
VSO (an International NGO with a vision to alleviate poverty and exclusion) sought PAF support for conducting disability specific CRC in two states of Jharkhand and Orissa. The CRC was focussed on the services of Education and NREGA in selected districts of the two states. PAF’s role was to orient and train the VSO partners in Citizen Report Card methodology, provide technical support in preparation of data collection tool, data analysis and report writing.

Sunday,September 2011

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Citizen Report Card on Public Services in Mysore City
PAF submitted the CRC report to the Commissioner. A presentation of the findings was made to a gathering of MCC officials as well as elected representatives.

Sunday,September 2011

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Community Score Card on the services of Education and Health in Tanzania
PAF submitted the final report on the Community Score Card project conducted across 20 Villages in Tanzania to TASAF. A second round of the Community Score cards will be carried out once reforms are put in place to address the issues brought out by the first round.

Sunday,August 2011

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Citizen Report Card on Public Services in Tanzania
Dr. Sita Sekhar and TS Prasad presented the CRC findings at a workshop conducted by the Regional Administration and Local Government Department of the Prime Minister’s Office in Dar-Es-Salaam. The findings were well accepted. PAF team was honoured for bringing out a technically sound and impartial report. (please see the news clippings in photo gallery section).

Sunday,August 2011

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UNICEF study on “Assessment of Early Childhood Care and Development programs in Karnataka”.

PAF submitted the final report to UNICEF.

Sunday,May - July 2011


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Training workshop on Implementing Social Accountability Programs: Strategies, Approaches & Methodologies organised by Affiliated Network for Social Accountability, Bangladesh.

Sunday,Oct 2010
 

Dr. Sita Sekhar conducted a training workshop on Citizen Report Card and Community Score Card for representatives from 17 organizations of the First Grant Program of ANSA SAR & GPF. Read more at http://www.ansa-sar.org/web/node/57

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A unique Citizen Report Card on Corruption in Raichur

Sunday,Sep 2010
 

The survey teams are currently in the field collecting data.

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A CRC for Mysore Urban Development Authority and Mysore City Corporation

Sunday,Sep 2010
 

PAF staff conducted a scoping visit to the offices of MUDA and MCC in August 2010. The data collection instruments are ready and the survey will commence soon.

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Community Score Card to enhance accountability and process monitoring of community based conditional cash transfer programs (CBCCT) in Tanzania

Sunday,Sep 2010
 

Dr. Sita Sekhar (Executive director) and Mr. T. S. Prasad (Director, Operations) conducted a five day thorough training programme for enumerators in Tanzania. Focus group discussions will commence soon.

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A Citizen Report Card on the public services of water, road, health and education in Tanzania

Sunday, Sep 2010
 

Mr. T. S. Prasad (Director, Operations) and Mr. G. Lokesh (Research Manager) conducted a thorough five day training programme for the enumerators in Tanzania. The survey will be commencing soon.

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Dr. Sita Sekhar conducted training programme on CRC for International Budget Partnership (IBP) partners in Arusha, Tanzania.

Sunday,Sep 2010
 

Dr. Sita Sekhar was invited as an expert in Citizen Report Card methodology to conduct a training programme for International Budget Partnership partners on using Citizen Report Card methodology to monitor budget implementation.

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Dr Sita Sekhar visited National Roma Centrum in Kumanovo, Macedonia at the invitation of Open society Foundation.

Sunday,Sep 2010
 

Dr Sita Sekhar visited NRC in Kumanovo to assess their capability to conduct a CRC on health services for Roma people and to assist them in developing a proposal for the same.

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PAF bags two projects in Africa (Tanzania)

Sunday, 6-20 July 2010
 

1) A Citizen Report Card on the public services of water, road, health and education for Tanzania Social Action Fund and,

2) Community Score Card to enhance accountability and process monitoring of community based conditional cash transfer programs (CBCCT) for the World Bank

Dr. Sita Sekhar, TS Prasad and Mr. Vivekananda paid preliminary visits in this regard to Tanzania and Zanzibar in July 2010.

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UNICEF Internship – A Case study on Success of Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in Bangalore Rural District

Sunday, Jun - Jul 2010
 

A four member team of UNICEF interns are documenting a case study on the success of Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in Bangalore Rural District. The study objective is to determine effect of household behaviour determinants and the patterns in the successful implementation of the TSC campaign. The team has finished the field work and is currently writing the report.

PAF is co-ordinating the field work and advising interns on research aspects of the case study.

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A unique Citizen Report Card on Corruption in Raichur

Sunday, 6 July 2010
 
Navajeevan Mahila Okkuta, a Raichur based NGO has sought technical support from PAF to conduct a unique Citizen Report Card on corruption in public services in Raichur.

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PAF received Planning Commission approval to conduct a CRC in Sikkim

Sunday, 4 July 2010
 
PAF received the Planning commission’s approval to conduct a Citizen Report Card on select public services in the state of Sikkim. The CRC will be conducted for Namchi town in the South District of Sikkim.

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PAF conducting a CRC for MUDA and Mysore City Corporation

Sunday, 1 July 2010
 
The Mysore City Corporation (MCC) and Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) have called upon PAF to conduct a Citizen Report Card for the range of public services provided by MCC and MUDA.

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Training workshop on Citizen Report Card in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh

Sunday, 28-30 May 2010
 
Dr. Sita conducted a training workshop on Citizen Report Card and Community Score card for the field staff of an NGO Jan Sahas at Dewas, Madhya Pradesh.

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