Mainstreaming Social Accountability for Improved Transparency and Participation in Mongolia (MASAM II Phase) Project Started

The Mainstreaming Social Accountability for Improved Transparency and Participation in Mongolia or MASAM II project, has started in Mongolia. The main goal of the project is to mainstream social accountability across Mongolia, contributing to better service delivery and investments through effective use of public funds in health sector. The new phase of the project will aim to strengthen both civil society and public sector agencies’ capacities to generate information/data as well as to monitor the policy-making and implementation processes, with an emphasis on the links between, first, policy planning and implementation, including front-line health service delivery and, second, budget planning and execution including public investments.

The project, which will run from 2020 to 2023, is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Global Partnership for Social Responsibility (GPSA) and implemented by the World Bank in Mongolia. In addition to our Globe International Center, the project will be implemented by World Vision Mongolia and Save the Children Japan in Mongolia.

Not only citizens of 21 provinces and 9 districts of Ulaanbaatar, national and local civil society organizations, technology leading outlets, but also central and local government, public service providers, and media and research organizations will benefit from the project.

Globe International Center will lead the project’s implementation in Khuvsgul, Arkhangai, Tuv, Darkhan-Uul, Selenge, Orkhon and Bulgan provinces, as well as Songinokhairkhan, Baganuur and Nalaikh districts of Ulaanbaatar city. 

Social accountability is the extent and capability of citizens to hold the state “accountable” and make it “responsive” to their needs. Basically, this means the ability of citizens to engage with public institutions - or the private sector- and to participate in the decision making processes that affect their lives in order to achieve better outcomes.