Cambodia Linking Citizens and the state
Thursday, 02 July 2009 , Written by « World Bank »   

I. CIVIL SOCIETY CONTRIBUTIONS TO GOOD GOVERNANCE IN CAMBODIA

I.A. Introduction

 i. Governance is recognized as the most critical challenge for development in Cambodia. Good governance requires not just government commitment but active demand from citizens and civil society. The government is currently involved in various initiatives to improve governance from the “inside”. The focus of this study is on the roles (rights and responsibilities) of citizens and civil society organizations (CSOs) in ensuring effective demand for good governance.

ii. Social accountability refers to the broad range of actions and mechanisms (beyond voting) that citizens can use to help the government be more effective and accountable, as well as actions on the part of government, civil society, media and other societal actors that promote or facilitate these efforts. Examples of social accountability practices include citizen/CSO efforts to:

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