Africa’s Voices deployed the Common Social Accountability Platform to support the World Bank’s Performance and Learning Review (PLR) conducted to update its two-year Somalia strategy. CSAP will enable the voices of Somalia’s citizens to be heard and taken into consideration in the process.
Consulting citizens in this juncture of Somalia’s history is critical if the country is to develop the kind of citizen-authority relations that can underpin a strong, stable and productive social contract, while challenging the opacity around how domestic elites along with foreign actors channel, access, organise and distribute resources.
Currently ongoing, the project capitalises on this momentum to support AAP efforts in the Somali aid landscape, and will be a resource to inform World Bank planning for investment priorities in Somalia in the coming year.
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The Common Social Accountability Platform approach is a kind of ‘think outside the box.’ The forums brought together displacement affected communities, local authorities and humanitarian partners. I believe if such dialogue continued, it will help the decision makers to think long term solutions for IDPs living in a city like Baidoa.