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Social Audits in Remote Nepal

Nepali-German Health Sector Support Programme (HSSP) January, 2014


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Approach: Social Audit


5-day process facilitated by independent expert Inclusion of voices of marginalized groups Participatory discussion of community, local (health) authorities & health workers on performance of health facility Results in proposals and commitments

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Results
Increased local ownership Increased local governments investment in health Improved quality of health services Improved motivation and commitment of health workers and health management committees Promoted participation, transparency and mutualaccountability

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Political Relevance
Efficient and needs-based use of scarce resources Inclusion of disadvantaged groups into decision-making Improved participation, transparency and accountability as an aspect of good governance in health services

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