This series comprises six discussions around the theme of ‘Demanding accountability from the bottom-up: examining what works, what does not work, and why'. The series reflects on the four years of implementing Governance and Transparency Fund (GTF) programmes such as Mwananchi in various parts of the world.
The idea is to examine some of the evidence collected so far to derive lessons that might help deepen learning from GTF projects before the funding stream comes to an end in 2013. This will build on the KPMG-led learning process (including GTF learning workshops, meetings, summaries of annual reports, and mid-term evaluation reports), where GTF holders have shared experiences and case studies. The public meeting series seeks to build on these learning processes by focusing on the big ideas that work, ideas that could help to address some of the questions being asked around social accountability initiatives, and which might identify gaps or challenges ahead. The meetings will create a shared space for various stakeholders to come together and discuss issues informed by the GTF and other experiences