Gender transformative social accountability

This research explores the contribution of social accountability to inclusive WASH, with a focus on improving water service levels in rural Bangladesh.

The research contributes to World Vision Bangladesh’s implementation of Citizen Voice and Action, an approach which mobilises and equips citizens to monitor and advocate for the improvement of government services. 

The research provides learning in adaptive and iterative practice and assessment of outcomes of gender transformative social accountability, linked to the implementation of Citizen Voice and Action.

Concepts of gender equality, social inclusion and gender transformation, together with institutional frameworks for WASH governance are explored in the context of Bangladesh rural water supply. 

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Jamalpur District

Partnered with World Vision Bangladesh Water for Women Project.

Gaibandha District

Partnered with World Vision Bangladesh Water for Women Project.

Satkhira District

Partnered with World Vision Bangladesh Water for Women Project.

Team and partners

Dr Keren Winterford

Dr Keren Winterford

Research Director
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Tamara Megaw

Tamara Megaw

Research Consultant
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Professor Juliet Willetts

Professor Juliet Willetts

Research Director
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Research outputs

Exploring gender-transformative change in social accountability practice

Learning Paper: Case study from the Nobo Jatra Program: Gender-transformative social accountability for inclusive WASH
This Learning Paper provides learnings from existing social accountability practice in World Vision’s Nobo Jatra Program to inform the co-design of gender-transformative social accountability in the SHOMOTA project.

Sector Forum on Gender-Transformative Social Accountability in Inclusive WASH

Sector Forum Outcome Report February 2020

This report is a record of proceedings and discussions from the Forum held in Dhaka to share learnings from Phase 1 of the research project (Gender transformative social accountability for inclusive WASH) and inform Phase 2 co-design of gender-transformative social accountability.

Sector Forum on Gender-Transformative Social Accountability in Inclusive WASH

Sector Forum Presentation February 2020

This presentation shares learnings from our research award so far: from the Case study from the Nobo Jatra Program – Gender-transformative social accountability for inclusive WASH; and Co-design gender-transformative social accountability model workshop with World Vision Bangladesh.

Literature review of gender-transformative change and social accountability

Gender-transformative social accountability – Working Paper 1

In this Working Paper we explore ‘gender-transformative change’ as defined through a range of gender studies literature and current and emerging development practice and consider the application of this thinking to social accountability.