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Social accountability tools guide

How to integrate advocacy into the CCT process using social accountability tools

2023 Available in English

Standing on a patch of grass, three people, two men and one woman, in brightly coloured clothes point at and discuss a piece of paper titled ‘Community Scorecard template’ held by a fourth woman. She holds a pen ready to fill in the template.

A group work together to fill in a community scorecard in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Joseph Limo/Tearfund

Advocacy is integrated into Church and Community Transformation (CCT) processes to strengthen its outcomes. This practical and easy-to-understand guide is an introduction and ‘one-stop’ resource on social accountability tools that can be used to integrate advocacy. 

It shares:

  • what social accountability is
  • tools you can use to achieve it 
  • how to put what you have learnt into practice in CCT processes and beyond 

Facilitators, church leaders and advocates involved in church and community transformation can apply these tools to bring about better governance and transparency, and more responsive service delivery, by governing bodies.

In each section you will find information on:

  • using and adapting each tool
  • case studies 
  • links to further guidance  
  • templates to use in your context  

We are convinced that integrating advocacy into CCT strengthens the outcomes and ultimately contributes to the vision of ‘whole-life’ change. This approach uses advocacy strategies and actions that lead to ‘good governance and responsive and transparent service delivery by governments’.

Church and community transformation advocacy integrates this advocacy into CCT using social accountability tools.

This social accountability tools guide is intended to be a ‘one-stop’ resource explaining useful social accountability tools, to be used primarily by CCT advocacy facilitators (Tearfund staff, church leaders, CCT advocacy champions, trainers/facilitators) to integrate advocacy into their CCT work. It is also available for wider use by all advocacy colleagues seeking to build the capacity of communities to lead their own advocacy work at a local level.

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