Building trust between citizens and the government is not always easy. Social audits offer a space in which citizens can provide critical information to improve public services and build trust with government authorities. Learning how to monitor the use of public funds can have a direct impact in the lives of vulnerable populations all over the world. These webinars will examine how social audits improved the quality of hospitals in Maharashtra, India and the conditions of toilets in public settlements in South Africa. In this two-part series, experts from Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives (SATHI), India and the Social Justice Coalition in South Africa will discuss:
- How the findings of social audits can lead to impact.
- The key ingredients to implement a successful social audit.
- The tactics and actions that can strengthen your social audit findings.
Part 2: Social Audit of Public Toilets in Cape Town, South Africa
The second part in the social audits webinar series has been cancelled but will be rescheduled. The webinar will examine how social audits improved sanitation in public settlements in South Africa. Axolile Notywala from the Social Justice Coalition and Jonathan Timm, a citizen-based monitoring specialist, will discuss effective tactics and actions to engage with governments who are skeptical of civil society collaboration and how to strengthen the findings of social audits.
Part 1: Participatory Audit Process Improves Hospitals in Maharashtra
The first part in the social audits webinar series was held on 4 June 2015. This webinar looked at the implementation of an audit process to improve hospitals and some of the challenges that campaign faced. Watch the recording of Part 1: Participatory Audit Process Improves Hospitals in Maharashtra, and download the presentation.