Transparency and Accountability Program

TAP's mission is to increase the capacity of civil society organizations to reduce corruption and better hold government accountable for efficiency in social sector public spending

Resources

  • A presentation of basic sampling strategies that can be used by CSOs to develop statistically-valid samples for PETS and Absenteeism studies.  Developed for the TAP January 2008 Grants Workshop.

  • An overview of Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys and how to develop new instruments or modifiy existing instruments for CSOs conducting PETS.  Developed for the January 2008 TAP Grants Workshop.

  • This exercise was designed as part of the Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability program (a joint program of the Global Development Network and the Results for Development Institute).  The objective of the exercise is to provide practitioners with an opportunitty to work with real data in preparation for program budgeting studies in education and other social sectors.  The components of this exercise include instructions, background information, budget and donor data, and facilitator notes (to serve as one possible answer).

  • This exercise was designed as part of the Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability program (a joint program of the Global Development Network and the Results for Development Institute).  The objective of the exercise is to provide practitioners with an opportunitty to work with real data in preparation for program budgeting studies in health and other social sectors.  The components of this exercise include instructions, background information, budget data, and facilitator notes (to serve as one possible answer).

  • This exercise was designed as part of the Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability program (a joint program of the Global Development Network and the Results for Development Institute).  The objective of the exercise is to provide practitioners with an opportunitty to work with real data in preparation for benefit incidence analyses in education and other social sectors.  The components of this exercise include instructions, household data, dataset codebook, and facilitator notes (to serve as one possible answer).

  • This exercise was designed as part of the Strengthening Institutions to Improve Public Expenditure Accountability program (a joint program of the Global Development Network and the Results for Development Institute).  The objective of the exercise is to provide practitioners with an opportunitty to work with real data in preparation for benefit incidence analyses in health and other social sectors.  The components of this exercise include instructions, household data, dataset codebook, and facilitator notes (to serve as one possible answer).

  • This presentation, given by Charles Griffin for the May 2009 launch workshop of the Strengthening Insititutions program (a joint program of the Global Development Network and Results for Development Insitute), provides an overview of the program budgeting, benefit incidence, and cost effectiveness analysis methodolgies for the social sector. 

  • This presentation, given by Dominique van de Walle for the May 2009 launch workshop of the Strengthening Institutions program (a joint program of the Global Development Network and Results for Development Insitute), provides an overview of the methodology for benefit incidence analysis, examples of studies, limitations to this type of analysis, and other methods that can be utilized to measure equity in social services.

  • This exercise was designed for the July 2009 launch workshop for TAP grantees. The objective of the exercise is to provide practitioners with an opportunity to develop a sampling strategy for PETS in education and other social sectors. The components of this exercise include instructions, background information, and facilitator notes (to serve as one possible answer).

  • This exercise was designed for the July 2009 launch workshop for TAP grantees. The objective of the exercise is to provide practitioners with an opportunity to design a survey instrument for PETS in education and other social sectors. The components of this exercise include instructions, background information, sample survey, and facilitator notes (to serve as one possible answer).

  • This exercise was designed for the July 2009 launch workshop for TAP grantees. The objective of the exercise is to provide practitioners with an opportunity to analyze expenditure data for PETS in education and other social sectors to estimate leakage and other inefficiencies. The components of this exercise include instructions, background information, data, and facilitator notes (to serve as one possible answer).

  • This exercise was designed for the July 2009 launch workshop for TAP grantees. The objective of the exercise is to provide practitioners with an opportunity to develop a sampling strategy for an absenteeism study in health and other social sectors. The components of this exercise include instructions, background information, and facilitator notes (to serve as one possible answer).

  • This exercise was designed for the July 2009 launch workshop for TAP grantees. The objective of the exercise is to provide practitioners with an opportunity to design a project methodology, including research questions, for an absenteeism study in health and other social sectors. The components of this exercise include instructions, background information, and facilitator notes (to serve as one possible answer).
     

  • This exercise was designed for the July 2009 launch workshop for TAP grantees. The objective of the exercise is to provide practitioners with an opportunity to analyze and use data to answer research questions for an absenteeism study in health and other social sectors. The components of this exercise include instructions, background information, data, and facilitator notes (to serve as one possible answer).

  • In 2009, TAP contracted the National Opinion Research Center of the University of Chicago to conduct a formal evaluation of the second phase of the Transparency and Accountability Program.  Two major components of this reflexive design evaluation are the organization/grantee survey and the policy community survey.  The first survey is given to TAP grantees at the start of the grant round and again several months after the grant round ends.  The second is given to a set of people in the policy community in grantee countries, selected by the grantees as individuals th

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