Civic Engagement Impact Stories 2015-2018

This is a report documenting impact stories registered from various districts where the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) with support from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), Governance, Accountability and Participation Program under USAID, and Hewlett Foundation has been promoting civic competence under the Local Government Councils Scorecard Initiative (LGCSCI). Civic Engagement is one of the components of the Local Government Councils Scorecard Initiative (LGCSCI) a social accountability initiative that seeks to deepen local governance by strengthening political accountability of elected local leaders and citizens’ demand for better delivery of public services by their local governments. The overall goal of the LGCSCI is to deepen the demand side of democracy through three major outcomes: (i) Effectiveness of citizens to demand political accountability and effective service delivery; (ii) Enhanced capacity of civil society organizations (CSO) partners to act as mediators between citizens and Local Government councils to improve service delivery; (iii) Enhanced capacity of government to respond to citizens demands at local and central government levels. Therefore, citizen engagement is meant to contribute to the achievement of the above objectives.