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dc.contributor.authorUnom, Samen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-01T14:47:36Z
dc.date.available2016-02-01T14:47:36Z
dc.date.issued01/01/2000en
dc.identifier.citationUnom, S. (2000) Whose Accountability?: Participation and Partnership in a Disabling Environment. IDS Bulletin 31(1): 78-87en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/8814
dc.description.abstractSummary The article reviews the development of community participation and accountability under the auspices of a donor?funded basic health services project in Benue state, Nigeria. The three?year work of the Benue Health Fund Project in a challenging policy and institutional environment is presented from the standpoint that community involvement in health and indeed in other sectors is fundamentally compromised without an enabling environment. The article highlights a number of environmental constraints faced by the project. These include an unstable and often unsupportive policy regime; a bureaucratic system not given to devolution and decentralisation; the limited capacity of managers to support a process of accountability through participation; and the breakdown in relations between the people and the state. While the article emphasises that modelling was not an option in such a context, the specific mechanisms evolved to strengthen participation might still offer some lessons for practice elsewhere.en
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dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 31 Nos. 1en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleWhose Accountability?: Participation and Partnership in a Disabling Environmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 2000 Institue of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1759-5436.2000.mp31001013.xen


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