Examining social accountability tools in the water sector: a case study from Nepal

Enhancing accountability has become an important objective of the governance reforms over the past two decades. This has resulted in the promotion of social accountability tools, which aim to enhance citizens’ voices, reduce corruption and improve service delivery in the development sector. While several studies have analyzed the effectiveness of these tools, such as participatory budgeting, in broad governance contexts, only a few studies have explored their use in the water sector in particular. This report aims to contribute to filling this gap as part of a multi-country study on the linkages between social accountability and corruption in the water sector.