Equipping communities to monitor and advocate for improved health services is an effective strategy to increase the accountability of decision-makers in national governments, health service agencies, and global health funders. In too many contexts, people living with and affected by HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria are low in the priority of decision-makers. By using high-quality data, communities can more effectively bring local knowledge and insights to improve the services they need.
This project supports civil society organizations and communities worldwide in creating and implementing structures for community-led monitoring (CLM). We deliver technical assistance and targeted support to CLM programs in countries, including South Africa, Malawi, Haiti, and Mozambique. In partnership with the Community-Led Accountability Working Group (CLAW), we advocate to donors and governments for impactful models of implementation that protect the independence and community leadership of CLM programs, drawing upon a growing empirical evidence base of best practices.