Building Accountable and Accessible Health Systems for Better Pandemic Response

Building Accountable and Accessible Health Systems for Better Pandemic Response On October 20th, we sat down to talk with three civil society experts involved in the COVID-19 Transparency and Accountability Project (CTAP) about their experiences implementing innovative approaches in to strengthen health systems in African countries: Nancy Saiboh the Program Lead at Actions for Development…

CTAP vs. COVID-19: Changing Community Mindsets in Innovative Ways

CTAP vs. COVID-19: Changing Community Mindsets in Innovative Ways Fireside Chat Event Recap & Reflection What do social media, soccer, and dance have in common? These collaborative activities have been reimagined as innovative methods of combating misinformation associated with the pandemic. Our COVID-19 Transparency and Accountability Project (CTAP) partners in Kenya, Malawi, and Ghana have…

CTAP Event at Open Gov Week 2022: Health-focused OGP Commitments Matter

Author: Izabela Chmielewska   OVERVIEW During Open Gov Week in May 2022, Global Integrity and our COVID-19 Transparency and Accountability Project (CTAP) partners in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and Cameroon gathered for a conversation about advancing primary health in Africa through the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and its multi-stakeholder processes.  The event gave firsthand insights from…

How are civil society organizations in Africa tracking service delivery?

The disparity of the government response to COVID-19 and the lack of disaggregated data on expenditures directed towards recovery has made it hard to track the effectiveness of service delivery.  To close this gap, the CTAP project looks at the allocation of emergency resources by seven African governments (Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Liberia, Nigeria, and…

Taking stock of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in Africa

The third Account4COVID webinar and final for 2020 sought to shed light on the socio-economic urgency imposed by COVID-19 surrounding vulnerable groups. Participants explored the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on African economies and vulnerable groups and how civic actors are informing governments’ response and recovery efforts to ensure effective dissemination of relief to beneficiaries…