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Social accountability monitoring as an approach to promoting active citizenship in Tanzania (2020)


Nguyahambi, Ajali M.; Chang’a, Haji H. (2020). Social accountability monitoring as an approach to promoting active citizenship in Tanzania. In Holma, Katariina; Kontinen, Tiina (Eds.) Practices of Citizenship in East Africa : Perspectives from Philosophical Pragmatism, Routledge Explorations in Development Studies. Abingdon: Routledge, 209-226. DOI: 10.4324/9780429279171-14


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Nguyahambi, Ajali M.; Chang’a, Haji H.

Parent publication: Practices of Citizenship in East Africa : Perspectives from Philosophical Pragmatism

Parent publication editors: Holma, Katariina; Kontinen, Tiina

ISBN: 978-0-367-23296-2

eISBN: 978-0-429-27917-1

Journal or series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 209-226

Number of pages in the book: 258

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: Abingdon

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780429279171-14

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72153


Abstract

Social accountability monitoring (SAM) is an approach widely employed by many civil society organizations to promote active participation of people in governance processes, especially in the context where government traditionally is dominant governance actor. This chapter scrutinizes certain attempts to promote change in current citizenship habits obtained through different forms of participation. It discusses how implementation of SAM initiatives encounters multiple context-based factors that affect the expected outcomes. The discussions draw illustrative experiences from local NGO working in Kondoa district to promote change of state-citizens relations in order to improve service delivery in the health sector. The chapter analyses the ways in which the implementation of SAM both promotes and hinders citizens’ active participation focusing on the balance between ideal model and reality during its implementation in Tanzania.


Keywords: citizenship; civic society; administration (systems of a society); social inclusion; social responsibility; non-governmental organisations

Free keywords: Tanzania


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 3


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