Is that grant working? Citizen monitoring in Nepal

Jasmina Haynes

March 20, 2019, 10:45 a.m.
Room CC9, Level -1 (Conference Centre)

How do we check that well-meaning grants are doing everything they were intended to?

Sindhupalcheck was an intervention that engaged citizens to monitor a house reconstruction programme in Sindupalchowk, Nepal.

An NGO was offering financial grants and visits from an engineer to support homeowners rebuilding their own homes. Sindhupalcheck, a real-time mobile app, allowed volunteer monitors to report progress on the houses; the information was uploaded in real-time to a public website which was also accessible to the NGO.

Through the app, volunteer monitors highlighted problems that were hindering the reconstruction effort — problems that otherwise would have been unknown.

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Is that grant working? Citizen monitoring in Nepal (Jasmina Haynes, Integrity Action, UK) from mysociety