Citizen Voices, Community Solutions: Designing Better Transparency and Accountability Approaches to Improve Health
The Transparency for Development Team
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CitationThe Transparency for Development Team. "Citizen Voices, Community Solutions: Designing Better Transparency and Accountability Approaches to Improve Health." Ash Center Occasional Papers Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, August 2017.
AbstractThe Transparency for Development (T4D) study was designed to answer the question of whether a community-led transparency and accountability program can improve health outcomes and community empowerment, and, if so, how and in what contexts. To answer this question, researchers and civil society organization partners began by co-designing a program that would activate community participation to address myriad barriers to proper maternal and newborn care, with the ultimate goal of improving maternal and newborn health outcomes. This report presents the design of the program that was then implemented in 200 villages in Tanzania and Indonesia and studied using a mixed methods impact evaluation. In addition to detailing the program, this report outlines how the project team got there—describing a number of principles that informed some distinguishing features of the program, as well as an iterative design process that defined other features through trial and error.
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