Research reports and studies
This report (and policy brief) explores the experience of CARE International in implementing community score card programmes in four countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Rwanda – and aims to address the significant research gap around cross-country comparative analysis of social accountability programmes.
The key findings of the research are that:
- CARE’s Community Score Card programmes have contributed to strengthening service provision and community-state relations in each of these countries, in different ways.
- Often this requires high levels of engagement with, and working through, different levels of the state apparatus. For support based on the idea of civic engagement, this is a counter-intuitive finding.
- Impacts are often ‘stuck’ at the local level and have only translated into national level impacts where they have plugged into existing reform processes.