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Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP)
Affiliated Network for Social Accountability South Asia Region (ANSA-SAR)
GOXI - sharing in governance of extractive industries
IMAGE network - Independent Media for Accountability, Governance and Empowerment
ANSA-Africa is a project of the Economic Governance Programme, IDASA
About ANSA-Africa > Funders
The World Bank is providing funding for the establishment of ANSA-Africa in terms of its DGF programme over 3 years.

There are several reasons why the World Bank has a distinct comparative advantage in being associated with this programme. First, the Bank, through its work on governance, social accountability and civil society in WBIEN, AFTS, SDV and PREM is at the forefront of research and application on demand side governance and social accountability methodologies. It is uniquely situated and equipped to encourage and guide the development of a regional Alliance of this type. Second, social accountability is still very much a new area of governance and development. Third, social accountability initiatives can really only be run effectively in a country if the national government provides the "space" for this to be done. The Bank's long-term, and strong, relationships with African governments mean that initiatives backed by the Bank are likely to enjoy government clearance and support.

Other funders need to be brought on board to ensure the longer term sustainability of ANSA-Africa. A number of other donors have also shown considerable interest in social accountability.

ANSA-Africa Thematic Areas
Power to the principals
14 January 2011
The Witness

Food prices can't just be swept under the table
14 January 2011
The Guardian

Corruption fight dealt a blow
14 January 2011
The Nation

Rape is horrifyingly widespread in conflicts all around the world
14 January 2011
The Economist

The other side of the NMG's leaders' scorecard
14 January 2011
The New Times

Delivering good aid?
14 January 2011
Development Policy Blog

Ongeri, national school quotas is the wrong fix
13 January 2011
Daily Nation

Boost for Zimbabwe's education sector results in texts
13 January 2011

Don't chase pupils over fees
13 January 2011
Lusaka Times

Private schools: Demand outstrips supply
13 January 2011
The Citizen

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