[Featured Resource] Legal Empowerment and Social Accountability - Complementary Strategies Toward Rights-based Development in Health?

This week’s profiled resource is titled “Legal Empowerment and Social Accountability: Complementary Strategies Toward Rights-based Development in Health?,” by Anuradha Joshi and was published by the Institute of Development Studies located at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. This paper seeks to answer one piece of the puzzle of understanding multi-pronged approaches—by a close examination of the combination of two specific ‘‘prongs” that can work across levels—the combination of social accountability (SA) and legal empowerment (LE) approaches.

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Citizen-based accountability strategies to improve the lives of the poor and marginalized groups are increasingly being used in efforts to improve basic public services. The latest thinking suggests that broader, multi-pronged, multi-level, strategic approaches that may overcome the limitations of narrow, localized successes, hold more promise. This paper examines the challenges and opportunities, in theory and practice, posed by the integration of two such citizen based accountability strategies—social accountability and legal empowerment.

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