Action For Transparency
The project is aimed at empowering citizens to monitor the usage of public resources in the health sector and to report any misappropriation through ICT platforms including a mobile application and website.
A baseline survey conducted in Embakasi, a sub-county in Nairobi County, showed apparent gaps in the capacities of health facility management committees to manage and monitor budgets. Meanwhile, an analysis of the Auditor General reports shows resources that should be spent on improving public services are currently wasted.
The project works with stakeholders in the health sector including, but not limited to, Health Facility Management Committees (HFMCs),facilities in charge, citizens, CSOs, and government agencies.
- Baseline studyRisk assessment, vulnerability map & baseline study
- Development of ICT platforms including mobile application, journalists knowledge base, website and a flash survey System development
- Training and sensitization Awareness raisingStrategic working groups & Collaboration
- Journalists and media engagementMedia campaign
- Policy briefs development, review and publication of materialsAdvocacyPolicy briefing
- Health facilities displaying financial data on the A4T mobile application has enhanced transparency and participation in budgeting processes.
- Journalists supported with a grant and mentorship programme investigated and reported on corruption in the management of public funds in the health sector and poor service delivery.
- Health facility management committees submitted a memorandum to the county health officials highlighting the challenges and funding gaps identified from the PET process.
- Received anonymous reports on the A4T mobile application from members of the public on poor service delivery and mismanagement of public funds in the health facilities. Some of the reports were taken up and highlighted by the trained/mentored journalists