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South Asia Social Accountability Network (SasaNet) is an initiative taken by the Centre for Good Governance (CGG) and the South Asia Agriculture and Rural Development (SASAR) Group of the World Bank to develop a broader understanding amongst various Government and Civil Society Organization towards the potential use of Social Accountability tools in promoting good governance.

SasaNet aims to develop a cadre of trainers who can support various Governments and other interested organizations in using the social accountability tools and to assist them in piloting and learning crucial lessons in this aspect.

The network will offer a platform for mutual cooperation, exchange of experiences among organizations, associations and informal groups whose activity is related to enhancing accountability in governance.

The SasaNet website is the electronic voice of the South Asia Social Accountability Network and a key tool in capacity building and communication efforts of institutions and individuals interested in social accountability. The website offers a comprehensive knowledge base which includes conceptual information, set of tools, best practices and case studies for facilitating enhanced social accountability in governance
Events
Provides information on events, workshops, meetings, discussions on Social Accountability from across the World and South Asia...
Case Studies
Series of case studies and best practices on People's Planning, Citizen's Report Cards, Expenditure Tracking, Social Audit ...
Tools
Provide information on the methodology and use of Social Accountablity tools like Participatory Budgeting, Community Score Cards, Citizen's Charters, Social Audits...
 
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Lok Pal Bill needs wider consultation: Aruna Roy

Times of India

She was airing her views during a public consultation on the Jan Lok Pal Bill held for members of the National Advisory Council's working group on Transparency, Accountability and Governance, Na tional Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI) ...The Times of India,7 April 2011

Lok ayukta backs fasting Anna Hazare
One of the architects of Jan Lokpal Bill, Lok ayukta justice Santosh N Hegde extended his support to Gandhian Anna Hazare whose fast-unto-death seeking implementation of the bill entered the second day ... Daily News & Analysis

India anti-graft fast gains speed
Indian social activist Anna Hazare's "fast unto death" to pressure the government to act on corruption has entered its third day. The anti-graft campaigner has written a letter to the PM asking him to "show courage" in tackling corruption. ... BBC News -

Over 6000 join campaign, Hazare finds support in city
Even as social activist Anna Hazare's indefinite hunger strike in Delhi demanding enactment of Jan Lokpal Bill (Citizen Ombudsman Bill) continues, around 6000 Puneites have supported his cause by participating in a signature campaign organised by ... Indian Express

Activists plan mass contact programme
MUMBAI: Supporters of Anna Hazare will launch a mass contact programme in the island city on Thursday to garner public support for the veteran social activist who is spearheading a campaign seeking greater public role in the Lokpal Bill. ... Times of India

Lokpal Bill: Govt version vs civil society version
NEW DELHI: Given below is a comparison of the provisions of the Lokpal Bill as proposed by the Union government and civil society organisations. *The Lokpal will not have suo motu power to initiate inquiry or even receive compliments of corruption ...Times of India

17 Lokayuktas reject Lokpal Bill draft
After the civil society, lokayuktas (anti-corruption ombudsmen) of 17 states have now opposed the already embattled government's draft Lokpal Bill, saying the proposed multi-member body will have an adverse effect on the functioning of the institution. ... Hindustan Times

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