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Samajik Samikhya: a social audit process in a panchayat in Orissa (PLA 43)
In this paper the concept of social audits, where communities are allowed access to all information relating to a development project, both financial and non-financial, is introduced, and the process by which a social audit was implemented in Eastern India is explained, with the associated strengths and weaknesses.
This article was published in PLA 43: Advocacy and Citizen Participation. Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics, students and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org
This article was published in PLA 43: Advocacy and Citizen Participation (February 2002).
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