SABI Learning Review

As the SABI programme is ending, Christian Aid has commissioned this review to ascertain key learnings in relation to what has worked and what has not to inform strategic thinking for uptake by Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) sister programmes and the wider sector.

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Overall, the programme demonstrated that 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.

SABI is a multi-year citizen-led government accountability programme funded by UK Aid and led by Christian Aid designed to improve government services. Since 2016, the SABI programme has been working in all 16 districts of Sierra Leone to strengthen community-led accountability.

It contributes to creating a more informed and empowered citizenry, and increases awareness of, and demand for, improved service delivery.

The programme has been implemented by a consortium led by Christian Aid, including Restless Development (RD), Social Development Direct (SDDirect), and Humentum from the United Kingdom, and Local Implementing Partners FOCUS 1000, Rehabilitation and Development Agency (RADA), Social Enterprise Development (SEND), and Sierra Leone Social Aid Volunteers (SLSAV).