The monitoring of public policy is an essential part of empowering people living in poverty to make claims and hold the state accountable.
Often government policies and programmes promise people specific entitlements, but these are undermined in practice because of low awareness, poor targeting, inadequate budget allocation or misappropriation of resources. By monitoring public policy and budgets, people can build their own evidence base, strengthen their understanding of the role of the state, enhance their capacity for effective rights-based action and lay the basis for campaigning to bring about structural change.
Accountability requires the government to:
Here you can download some useful resources.