Learnings from COPASAH's approach to Capacity Building – ESA region « General « Downloads
|Date posted||January 8, 2016|
Social accountability is a growing movement in various countries in the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) region with varying levels of progress registered. In Uganda, health budget advocates have consistently argued for a budget increase to meet the 15% Abuja commitment which has always been challenged by the executive on the fact that while the health budget has exponentially increased over the years, outputs have not increased commensurately to the expected levels “they need more results from the more money”. In effect they raise the question of efficient spending of allocated resources. Both government and advocates agree on social accountability it terms of allocative efficiency and efficient spending. Additionally, there are concerns on low demand and a weak citizen voice and complacence. This generally obtains in the ESA region.