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Community Based Monitors Guide

The problems of undeveloped communities, mismanagement of resources and the lack or inefficient provision and delivery of basic services such as roads, schools and health facilities in communities are a result of bad governance and leadership. However, the burden of achieving good governance rests not only with the government but with the governed as well. Through active citizenship, communities and individuals play a vital role in ensuring that governance is transparent, accountable and responsive to their needs. This is why the Voice to the People (V2P) project supported active citizenship as one of its core mandates. It is essential that communities know their rights as citizens of the state and take action to make the government accountable to them. 

This guide breaks down the role of a community based monitoring and how they act as active citizens to ensure government works for the people.