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Empowerment and Accountability Annual Technical Report 2016: What Works for Social Accountability

Jeremy Holland and Florian Schatz, with Barbara Befani and Claire Hughes

The Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned Itad, through the e-Pact consortium, to undertake a macro evaluation of its Empowerment and Accountability (E&A) policy frame. The main purpose of the macro evaluation was to generate learning about what works, for whom, in what contexts and why in order to inform policy and practice in DFID and other development organisations.

This report presents the findings from the second round of analysis, which focuses on social accountability (SAcc) approaches to E&A. The analysis has been conducted in the period July 2015 to February 2016.

It is supported by two sets of annexes:

Volume one provides five framing documents, including the detailed methodology and a technical note describing our approach to ensuring a robust methodology.

Volume two contains 13 detailed project case studies selected for narrative analysis.

Find out more about the macro evaluations.