BRIEFING FOR DONORS AND INTERNATIONAL NGOs: SABI Learning Review

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The learning review of the SABI Programme found that overall, citizen demand for improved services can result in better education, health care, and social protection when citizens are accompanied by an integrated programme of support.

The SABI programme moved citizens through a process of survey, situation analysis, prioritization of needs, understanding of how to get the changes they seek, and accompaniment through ward, district, and even national levels. The hundreds of concrete results that citizens achieved occurred thanks to this well thought out and well managed process.

This success was based on the trust built among citizens and local authorities and service providers, which has been in short supply in recent years, most notably during the Ebola crisis. There was broad consensus among participants and outside observers that District Councils, Ward Development Committees, and front-line service providers are responding more effectively to citizens