Center for Social Accountability for Addressing Urban and Rural Poverty (CSAAP)

Center for Social Accountability for Addressing Urban and Rural Poverty (CSAAP)

The thematic center will work on the issues of governance of various development programmes to understand the implementation challenges due to inadequate capacities or weak systems and procedures. There is a need to build demand for the programmes by participatory planning and implementation, community monitoring and introduce constitutionally mandated instruments of social accountability like social audit etc.
The institutions of local governance in rural and urban areas are the backbone of grassroots democracy, therefore, the center will work to strengthen capacities of the institutions through evidence generation on the ground and sharing learning with the policy making institutions from the perspective of the poor and marginalized. The center will also work to enhance capacities of development professionals on the social accountability and participatory development.

Key specialization in the center will be the following:

  • Social audits, public hearing, community monitoring and other tools of accountability.
  • Participatory planning.
  • Public Expenditure Tracking/Budget analysis.
  • Institutional strengthening of PRIs and urban local bodies.
  • Networking of PRI/ULB elected representatives.

Center for Social Accountability for Addressing urban and rural poverty (CSAAP) - Ongoing Projects

S.No. Project Title Duration Donors
1 Omidyar Network India's Rapid Response Funding Initiative for COVID-19 April to July 2020 Buddha Fellowship Program (BFP), SRIJAN
2 Reducing Gender Based Violence: Response to mitigate COVID-19 Crisis in MP May 2020 to December 2020 UNFPA
3 Leave No One Behind: Response to mitigate COVID-19 Crisis in Rural Areas of MP 14 May - 15 November 2020 UNICEF
4 Addressing the Challenge of Returnee Migrants and Preventive Measures for the COVID-19 in Rural MP and Chhattisgarh April 2020 - April 2021 CAF INDIA
5 Women+ Water Alliance June 2019 to January 2022 Jal Seva Charitable Trust
6 Reducing Chronic Malnutrition and Anaemia in 15 districts of M.P Aug 2016-July 2017 Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
7 Strengthening Gram Panchayats processes under the Mission Antodaya Program in selected 7 blocks of MP September 2018 to August 2021 Transform Rural India Foundation
8 Menstrual Hygiene Management programme for Jhabua and Alirajpur January 2018 - December 2019 Jal Seva Charitable Trust
9 Participatory Learning and Action-PLA programme - National Health Mission
10 Strengthening local governance for multi-dimensional change January 2017 to December 2021 Transform Rural India Foundation
11 Demonstrating Convergence Approach for Improving Access to Information and Services for Young People January 2017 - December 2019 January 2017 - December 2019
12 Anubhav Shiksha Programme January 2017 - December 2022 YUVA
13 Enhancing Access of Social Development Benefits to the Poor in Rural Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh - India April 2017 - March 2021 CAF India
14 Promoting community resilience to address hunger, migration, livelihoods and sustainable water management in Panna district of Bundelkhand region July 2014 to June 2020 IGSSS
15 Deepening and Upscaling Accountability and Transparency Tools to Secure Rights and Entitlements for the Dalits, tribals and the poor in Madhya Pradesh January 2017 to December 2020 National Foundation for India

Center for Social Accountability for Addressing urban and rural poverty (CSAAP) - Completed Projects

S.No. Project Title Duration Donors
1 Conducting National Level Field Verification of Panchayats under Panchayat Empowerment & Accountability Incentive Scheme (PEAIS) 2013, 2015 and 2016 Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Delhi
2 Preparation of five year plan under Backward Regions Grant Fund BRGF for Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh 2015-15 Zilla Panchayat, M.P
3 Capacity Building of BCMs, BPMs/ BMOs, LHVs, ANMs, MPWs and ASHA Master Trainers in MadhyaPradesh on Vitamin A supplement and other Micronutrients Sept to Nov 2013 Micronutrient Initiative, Bhopal
4 Training of District Health Officials and Front line workers on Vitamin A and other supplements Sept- Dec 2014 Micronutrient Initiative, Bhopal
5 Addressing Second Generation challenges of NREGS-Promoting Rights of the Workers for sustainable village development in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh August 2009 March 10 NDP
6 Impact Assessment of MNREGS in Madhya Pradesh Oct to Dec 2009 Madhya Pradesh State Planning Commission, Govt. of M.P
7 Support to CSOs partners of PACS on Social Audit and participatory planning in MGNREGS in state of Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand Sept 2014 - November 15 Poorest Area Civil Society Program (PACS)
8 Promoting Accountability and Transparency Tools for Monitoring Implementation of NREGS Sept 2009 - March 2011 International Budget Partnership (IBP)
9 Deepening Accountability and Transparency Mechanisms under Right to Employment Act in the State of MP in India June 2014 - June 2016 International Budget Partnership (IBP)
10 Capacity Building of Village Health Committees for selected Districts of Bundelkhand July 2007 to Sept 2007 UNFPA, Bhopal through MGSIRD, Jabalpur
11 Promoting Accountability and Transparency Tools to Secure Rights and Entitlements for the Poor in M.P. and Chhattisgarh in India April 2009 to March 2014 Ford Foundation, Dellhi
12 Study of Roles and Capacities of Panchayati Raj Institutions to Manage the Grass root Health System Sept 2006 Dec 07 Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi
13 Capacity building training of five Eduleader partners on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Nov 2012 New Education Group Foundation for Innovation and Research in Education (NEF FIRE) , New Delhi
14 Planning Monitoring and Evaluation(PME) Support to 5 Interstate Partners of NEG FIRE August 2011 New Education Group Foundation for Innovation and Research in Education (NEF FIRE) , New Delhi
15 Refresher training of district level data managers and statistical offices on the use of data for planning and monitoring of development programmes (in 5 batches of trainings) August 2013 March 2014 UNFPA, Bhopal
16 Capacity Building and Strengthening decentralized planning in MPRLP programme in 8 district of M.P January 2008 to March 2011 Coffey International Development, U.K And Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihood Project (MPRLP), Govt. of M.P
17 Capacity Building of BCMs, BPMs/ BMOs, LHVs, ANMs, MPWs and ASHA Master Trainers in Madhya Pradesh on Vitamin A supplement and other Micronutrients (MNs) May 2013 Sept 14 Micronutrient Initiative (MI)
18 Adolescents and Youth empowered with knowledge and life skills for improve reproductive and sexual health in Sehore distict of Madhya Pradesh Jan 2008- Dec 2012 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
19 Support to MPRAF to implement agreed utilization of remaining DFID NRLM funds, including monitoring and evaluation of implementation progress Dec 2012-June 2013 Department for International Development (DFID)
20 Capacity Building of Community Institutions and PRI members on Health August 2008 - March 2009 Department of Health, Govt. of M.P and Academy of Administration
21 UNMC-DGG Citizens Monitoring and Tracking (CMT) Initiative May 2011-March 2012 United Millenium Campaign, Bangkok
22 Capacity Building of BCMs, BPMs/ BMOs, LHVs, ANMs, MPWs and ASHA Master Trainers in Madhya Pradesh on Vitamin A supplement and other Micronutrients (MNs) April to Sept 2013 Micronutrient Initiative, Bhopal
23 Promoting Rights of the Socially and Economically Deprived Migrant Workers and Strengthening Urban Governance for the Poor in Madhya Pradesh Aug 2011 to Sept 2013 Jamshetji Tata Trust, Mumbai
24 Conducting Capacity Building programs for CSOs in MP,UP Jharkhand, & Chhattisgarh in implementation of NREGS, FRA, and Right to Education and health through knowledge and sharing forums June 2012-March 2013 Poorest Area Civil Society Program (PACS)
25 Feasibility study to introduce an integrated Educational course for Community Village Leader 2013 FHI 360- MP TAST
26 Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Rural Planning and Urban Governance 2013 CBM- Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission, South Asia regional office
27 Climate Change Adaptability: Capacity Building of Village Panchayats in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh Nov-Dec 2013 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
28 Evaluation of Mahila Shiksha Kalyan Evam Prashikshan Parishad (MSKPP) Dec 2012 - June 2013 SWISS AID India
29 Capacity building of Grassroot workers of NGOs on Community Score Card April - May 2016 Care India, Lucknow
30 Health management of malnourished children of migrant labourers through community participation April 2016 To June 2016 Care India, Lucknow
31 Capacity Development of State Facilitators on Social Audit in District Planning and Programme Implementation” under the GOI-UNDP Project, ‘Strengthening Capacities for Decentralized Planning’ Sept 2014 to December 2015 United Nations Development Programme
32 Sustainable city-wide approach to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in small towns in Madhya Pradesh (Raisen and Sehore) April 2014 - December 2016 Water Aid India
33 Deepening support and services to migrant workers and creating sustainable and replicable community structures to promote safe migration and pro-poor governance in Madhya Pradesh April 15 - March 2017 Jamshetji Tata Trust, Mumbai
34 Toward Health and Dignity”Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Sehore District in Madhya Pradesh Sept 2013 to March 2016 Water Aid India and MP TAST
35 Deepening Accountability and Transparency Mechanisms under Right to Employment Act in the State of MP in India June 2014 - Sept 2016 International Budget Partnership (IBP)
36 Technical support for re-vitalizing and re-energizing Ten Clubs in Jhabua and Mandla district of M.P, 2014-2016 May 2014 to December 2016 UNFPA, Bhopal
37 Survey of Lok Seva Kendra Established in m.P- 3 phases 2013, 2014 and 2016 School of Good Governance and Policy Analysis, Govt. of M.P
38 Promoting use of Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) and Zinc as treatment of Childhood Diarrhea amongst Public Health Providers 2013-2016, May 2013 to Dec 2016 Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
39 Strengthening local governance for multi-dimensional change Jan 2017 -March 2020 Transform Rural India Foundation
40 Promoting Citizens Engagement in Advocacy and Improved Governance: Food and Nutrition Security and Enhanced Resilience among Vulnerable Communities in Two Districts of MP Feb 2016 to July 2017 Welthungerhilfe
41 Enhancing Access of Social Development Benefits to the Poor in Rural Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh - India April 2016 - March 2018 Charities Aid Foundation India (CAF INDIA) ORACLE
42 Promoting community resilience to address hunger, migration, livelihoods and sustainable water management in Panna district of Bundelkhand region July 2016-June 2017 Indo Global Social Service Society
43 Deepening Accountability and Transparency Mechanisms under Right to Employment Act in the State of MP in India April 2015-Dec 2017 International Budget Partnership
44 Rashtriya Kishore Swasth Karyakram in Mandla District Aug 2016 to June 2019 Aug 2016 to June 2019