Civic Action for Accountability project

BACKGROUND

Civic Action for Accountability is a four-year, $2 million project that supports collective action to increase government accountability and decrease corruption. The project supports citizen-driven activities to grow and strengthen a country-wide network of civil society organizations, grassroots organizations, activists, and journalists who advocate for effective anti-corruption measures and greater government accountability.

ACTIVITIES

  • Introduces a online platform which supports network members and maintains, exchanges, and promotes local success stories and resources
  • Organizes an annual forum for citizen-driven innovation in government accountability
  • Develops analyses on anti-corruption and accountability issues identified in local communities to highlight the local impact of corruption challenges and approaches to fight it
  • Provides support to local anti-corruption and accountability initiatives through rapid response and grant support
  • Organizes public campaigns and public events in local communities to promote local successes in enhancing accountability

RESULTS

  • Supported local accountability initiatives through legal, technical, and outreach support
  • Provided technical support to fourteen local initiatives and contributed to their capacities to gather citizens support around targeted accountability breaches
  • Worked with project partners and investigated local success stories and analyzed five case studies which provided a road map to engage local communities and local authorities in addressing accountability issues
  • Visited 23 towns across Serbia and engaged with more than 200 activists, citizens, and journalists dealing with corruption and accountability issues
  • Succeeded in sparking public interest in accountability and corruption topics through public events, forums, thematic debates, video production, and online outreach. Several hundred citizens participanted at local events, more than 20,000 views of live broadcast of local forums, nearly 160,000 user views of video stories of local initiatives, and numerous local and national level media outlets covered local initiatives and issues

Project funded by:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/Serbia)

Project implemented by:

Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA) in collaboration with Belgrade Center for Security Policy, National Coalition for Decentralization and Partners for Democratic Change

Key counterparts:

Citizen activists, CSOs, FOI Commissioner, Anti-Corruption Agency, Anti-corruption Council and Ombudsperson

Where we work:

Nationwide

Total amount:

$2,000,000

Project duration:

From April 2018 to April 2022

Contact:

CRTA

Topolska 22 Belgrade, Serbia

Tel: 011 24 00 062

Email: office@crta.rs

Web: www.crta.rs

 

Last updated: October 22, 2019

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