Goal: To empower citizens to demand transparency and accountability from traditional, local government structures and health institutions as well as actively participate in decision making at the local level.
- Improve the performance of decentralised sub-structures in communities (Town and Area Councils, Unit Communities) through the active participation of ordinary citizens
- Improve the performance of community institutions and structures
- To ensure that marginalized and people living in rural areas such as poor men and women, youth and persons with disability participate actively in decision making and are demanding efficient resource management and accountability at the local level
Our governance programme will continue to focus on enhancing local governance and social accountability through active participation of citizens in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of public policies and programmes. To this end, CALID will sensitize and educate citizens on government pro- poor policies and to promote the active involvement of citizens in the local government planning and budgeting processes. We will also strengthen the capacity of our community level structures to hold government institutions and service providers accountable to them as citizens.
Under the governance thematic area, promoting accountability and effective health care delivery will be a major component of the programme as a contribution towards ensuring good governance in resourcing and managing of the health service centres, National Health Insurance Scheme as well as the general health service delivery in Northern Region. In the first three years, we will focus on initiating Community Action on Resource allocation and management of small health centres, now referred to as CHPs Compounds, so as to ensure effective resource management and access to health services at the door steps of rural community members; especially women and children.