Civil society, public action and accountability in Africa

Abstract: This paper examines the potential role of civil society action in increasing state accountability for development in Sub-Saharan Africa. A key question is how to improve the incentives of higher-level leadership to hold within-state agencies or frontline providers accountable.

Author(s): Devarajan, Shantayanan; Khemani, Stuti; Walton, Michael

Source(s): , Policy research working paper; WPS 5733Faculty research working paper series; RWP11-036 [70] p., ill., graphs, tabs Policy research working paperFaculty research working paper series WPS 5733RWP11-036

Published: 2011 World bank, Washington, DC (English

ISBN/ISSN: [1813-9450]/

Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1596/1813-9450-5733

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