• Service: Advisory
  • Type: KPMG information
  • Date: 3/12/2013

Rethinking social accountability in Africa: lessons from the Mwananchi Programme 

Despite economic progress in Africa, inequality is slowing the rate at which growth can deliver better services for poor people. This report discusses lessons learned from the programme and what they mean for designing and carrying out projects which change the rules of the game in favour of poor people.

Phenomenal economic growth is emerging in many African countries. At the same time, a substantial number of African countries have had several rounds of multi-party elections, which we could assume represents a deepening of democracy. Yet inequality is also increasing,threatening to undermine that economic growth and to erode the achievements already made in delivering the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.