This week’s profiled resource is titled " How Can Evidence Bolster Citizen Action? Learning and Adapting for Accountable Public Health in Guatemala" and is by @WalterFlores. This publication from the Center for the Study of Equity and Governance in Health Systems (CEGSS) and the Accountability Research Center (ARC) summarizes 10 years of experience in Guatemala attempting to involve rural indigenous communities in accountability demands and evidence gathering methods that have successfully increased government authorities’ responsiveness to these demands.
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Most theories of change in the field of transparency and accountability assume that scientifically rigorous evidence increases the possibility of influencing officials and decision-makers. Generating this evidence has been the work of academic experts. Over the last decade, the Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y la Gobernanza de los Sistemas de Salud (the Center for the Study of Equity and Governance in Health Systems, or CEGSS) has considered the question of how to use evidence to influence authorities and promote participation by users of public services in rural indigenous municipalities of Guatemala.
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