Srengthening Local Health Governance
The idea to try out the Social Audit (SA) as tool to look at the state of local health sector governance was agreed among the participants in the training series workshops. This was justified as easier to test and conduct within the varying community set ups. Furthermore, in comparison to the other tools of social accountability, the CSOs agreed that SA was more effective and less technical, providing a more appropriate learning tool. While there would be mistakes in the first exercise(s), it was generally agreed that this step would lay the foundation for more engagements through SA by the local organizations. The process of generating evidence using SA was said to be less complicated yet convincing. Furthermore, the low-cost implication of conducting SA was said to be manageable compared to other tools.