Center for Social Accountability for Addressing Urban and Rural Poverty ( CSAP)

The thematic center will work on the issues of governance of various development programmes to understand the implementation challenges due to inadequate capacities or weak systems and procedures. There is a need to build demand for the programmes by participatory planning and implementation, community monitoring and introduce constitutionally mandated instruments of social accountability like social audit etc.

The institutions of local governance in rural and urban areas are the backbone of grassroots democracy, therefore, the center will work to strengthen capacities of the institutions through evidence generation on the ground and sharing learning with the policy making institutions from the perspective of the poor and marginalized. The center will also work to enhance capacities of development professionals on the social accountability and participatory development.

Key specialization in the center will be the following:

  • Social audits, public hearing, community monitoring and other tools of accountability
  • Participatory planning
  • Public Expenditure Tracking/Budget analysis
  • Institutional strengthening of PRIs and urban local bodies
  • Networking of PRI/ULB elected representatives



Project title



Women+ Water Alliance   June 2019 to January 2022 Water Aid

Rashtriya Kishore Swasth Karyakram

in Mandla District

Aug  2016 to March 2017

National Health


Reducing Chronic Malnutrition and

Anaemia in 15 districts of M.P

Aug 2016-July 2017

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Deepening Accountability and Transparency Mechanisms under Right to Employment Act in the State of MP in India

April 2015-Dec 2017

International Budget Partnership

Promoting community resilience to address hunger, migration, livelihoods and sustainable water management in Panna district of Bundelkhand region

July 2016-June 2017

Indo Global Social Service Society

Enhancing Access of Social Development Benefits to the Poor in Rural Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh- India

April 2016 -March 2018

Charities Aid Foundation India  (CAF INDIA) ORACLE

Promoting Citizens Engagement in Advocacy and Improved Governance: Food and Nutrition Security and Enhanced Resilience among Vulnerable Communities in Two Districts of MP


Feb 2016 to July 2017


Strengthening local governance for multi-dimensional change

Jan 2017 -March 2020

Transform Rural India Foundation

Promoting use of Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) and Zinc as treatment of Childhood Diarrhea amongst Public Health Providers, 2013-2016


May 2013 to Dec 2016

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Survey of Lok Seva  Kendra Established

in m.P- 3 phases

2013, 2014 and 2016

School of Good

Governance and

Policy Analysis,

Govt. of M.P

Technical support for re-vitalizing and re-energizing Ten Clubs in Jhabua and Mandla district of M.P, 2014-2016


May 2014 to December 2016

UNFPA, Bhopal

Deepening Accountability and Transparency Mechanisms under Right to Employment Act in the State of MP in India


June 2014-Sept 2016

International Budget Partnership (IBP)

Toward Health and Dignity”Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Sehore District in Madhya Pradesh


Sept 2013 to March 2016

Water Aid India and MP TAST

Deepening support and services to  migrant workers and creating sustainable and replicable community structures to promote safe migration and pro-poor governance in Madhya Pradesh


April 15-March 2017

Jamshetji Tata Trust, Mumbai

Sustainable city-wide approach to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in  small towns in Madhya Pradesh (Raisen and Sehore)


April 2014- December 2016

Water Aid India

Capacity Development of State Facilitators on Social Audit in District Planning and Programme Implementation” under the GOI-UNDP Project, ‘Strengthening Capacities for Decentralized Planning’

Sept 2014 to December 2015


United Nations Development Programme



Health management of malnourished children of migrant labourers through community participation

April 2016

To June 2016

Care India, Lucknow

Capacity building of Grassroot workers of  NGOs on Community Score Card

April-May 2016

Care India, Lucknow

Evaluation of  Mahila Shiksha Kalyan Evam Prashikshan Parishad (MSKPP)-

Dec 2012-June 2013


Climate Change Adaptability: Capacity Building of  Village Panchayats in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh

Nov-Dec 2013

United  Nations



Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Rural  Planning and  Urban Governance


CBM- Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission, South Asia regional office

Feasibility study to introduce an integrated Educational course for Community Village Leader



Conducting Capacity Building programs for CSOs in MP,UP Jharkhand, & Chhattisgarh in implementation of NREGS, FRA, and Right to Education and health through knowledge and sharing forums

June 2012-March 2013

Poorest Area Civil Society Program (PACS)

Promoting Rights of the Socially and Economically Deprived Migrant Workers and Strengthening Urban Governance for the Poor in Madhya Pradesh

Aug 2011 to Sept 2013

Jamshetji Tata Trust, Mumbai

Capacity Building of BCMs,  BPMs/ BMOs, LHVs, ANMs, MPWs and ASHA Master Trainers in Madhya Pradesh on Vitamin A supplement and other Micronutrients (MNs

April to Sept 2013

Micronutrient Initiative, Bhopal

UNMC-DGG Citizens Monitoring and Tracking (CMT) Initiative

May 2011-March 2012

United Millenium Campaign, Bangkok

Capacity Building of Community Institutions and PRI members on Health


August 2008-March 2009

Department of Health, Govt. of M.P and Academy of Administration

Support to MPRAF to implement agreed utilization of remaining DFID NRLM funds, including monitoring and evaluation of implementation progress

Dec 2012-June 2013

Department for International Development (DFID)

Adolescents and Youth empowered with knowledge and life skills for improve reproductive and sexual health in Sehore distict of Madhya Pradesh


Jan 2008- Dec 2012

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Capacity Building of BCMs,  BPMs/ BMOs, LHVs, ANMs, MPWs and ASHA Master Trainers in Madhya Pradesh on Vitamin A supplement and other Micronutrients (MNs)

May 2013 Sept 14

Micronutrient Initiative (MI

Capacity Building and Strengthening decentralized planning in MPRLP programme in 8 district of M.P

January 2008 to March 2011

Coffey International Development , U.K

And Madhya Pradesh Rural Livelihood Project (MPRLP), Govt. of M.P

Refresher training of district level data managers and statistical offices on the use of data for planning and monitoring of development  programmes (in 5 batches of trainings)

August 2013 March 2014

UNFPA, Bhopal

Planning Monitoring and Evaluation(PME) Support to 5 Interstate Partners of NEG FIRE

August 2011

New Education Group Foundation for Innovation and Research in Education (NEF FIRE) , New Delhi

Capacity building training of five Eduleader partners on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Nov 2012

New Education Group Foundation for Innovation and Research in Education (NEF FIRE) , New Delhi

Study of Roles and Capacities of Panchayati Raj Institutions to Manage the Grass root Health System

Sept 2006 Dec 07

Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi

Promoting Accountability and Transparency Tools to Secure Rights and Entitlements for the Poor in M.P. and Chhattisgarh in India

April 2009 to March 2014

Ford Foundation, Dellhi

Capacity Building of Village Health Committees for selected Districts of Bundelkhand


July 2007 to Sept 2007

UNFPA, Bhopal through MGSIRD, Jabalpur


Deepening Accountability and Transparency Mechanisms under Right to Employment Act in the State of MP in India


International Budget Partnership (IBP)

June 20014- June 2016

Promoting Accountability and Transparency Tools for Monitoring Implementation of NREGS


Sept 2009- March 2011

International Budget Partnership (IBP)

Support to CSOs partners of PACS on Social Audit and participatory planning in MGNREGS in state of Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand


Sept 2014- November 15

Poorest Area Civil Society Program (PACS)

Impact Assessment of MNREGS in Madhya Pradesh

Oct  to Dec 2009

Madhya Pradesh State Planning Commission, Govt. of M.P

Addressing Second Generation challenges of NREGS-Promoting Rights of the Workers for sustainable village development in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

August 2009 March 10


Training of District Health Officials and Front line workers on Vitamin A and other supplements

Sept- Dec 2014

Micronutrient Initiative, Bhopal

Capacity Building of BCMs,  BPMs/ BMOs, LHVs, ANMs, MPWs and ASHA Master Trainers in MadhyaPradesh on Vitamin A supplement and other Micronutrients

Sept to Nov 2013

Micronutrient Initiative, Bhopal

Preparation of five year plan under Backward Regions Grant Fund BRGF for Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh



Zilla Panchayat, M.P

Conducting National Level Field Verification of Panchayats under Panchayat Empowerment & Accountability Incentive Scheme (PEAIS)


2013, 2015 and2016

Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Delhi