The social accountability framework aims to empower citizens, strengthen partnerships between sub-national administrations (SNAs) and citizens, and leverage enhanced accountability of SNAs to improve local service delivery. The program was introduced as a platform for coordinated action by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGoC) and Civil Society Organizations’ to operationalize the Strategic Plan on Social Accountability for Sub-National Democratic Development adopted on July 2013. The Strategic Plan and ISAF are important elements of the RGoC’s broader democratic development agenda, as implemented through the second (2015-2017) and third (2018-2020) 3-Year Implementation Plans (IP3). The ISAF Phase II Implementation Plan (2019 to 2023) has been prepared through a consultative process with government and civil society. The goal of ISAF Phase II is to establish permanent systems, within both government and civil society, to ensure that this annual cycle of social accountability activities can be sustained in the long term.
CARE, in partnership with API and In STEDD, has received a grant from the European Union the contribute to the Implementation of Social Accountability Framework Phase II: “Supporting meaningful civic engagement for improved accountability by leveraging digital technologies”.