Governance and accountability improved


Jessica Scranton/FHI 360

In Senegal, FHI 360’s work has helped to increase the capacity of 12 municipalities and communes to deliver services and improve local revenue collection. Our partner communities identified a priority sector, such as health, education, water sanitation or conflict management, and then jointly with stakeholders, evaluated governance performance as a first step toward preparing service provision improvement plans. Using the Good Governance Barometer, an evaluation tool built on the five governance criteria of accountability, effectiveness, rule of law, participation and equity, participants evaluated service quality before and after implementation. The results indicate that governance improved by as much as 34 percent, and local revenues almost tripled in some locations, in 2014.