Country: Tunisia
Sector/Issues: Health
Executing Agency: Article 19 Tunisia 
Open Society Foundations Parallel Grant: US$200,000

The project will strengthen and develop mechanisms and tools of Social Accountability in several governorates of Tunisia and build capacity for citizen’s participation in the identification, implementation and evaluation of public health and education investment process to improve the effectiveness of these investments and ensure better local governance.  The project seeks to establish public consultation mechanisms; with a particular focus on citizens far from health and education infrastructure, particularly women, who need protection of their reproductive health, the disabled and children with special needs, suffering or at risk of being affected by epidemics. The information generated will benefit the relevant ministries, namely of Finance, Education, Health, Interior, including the general direction of Local Authorities.