From Social Accountability to a New Social Contract?
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Social protection and social accountability initiatives are increasingly promoted as mechanisms for securing a new social contract between states and citizens in developing countries. Evidence from Uganda suggests that social protection programmes with built-in accountability arrangements led by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can enable states and citizens, in this case people living with HIV and AIDS, to ‘see’ each other in different and more positive ways, and as such can provide clues as to how such interventions can help build a social contract at the local level. This finding helps counter critical concerns that NGOs tend to depoliticise state–society relations and undermine accountability.
- Social Sciences