|Community Monitoring in Health Resources for the Practitioner|
Frequently Asked Questions
What does this Resource Pack Offer?
This resource pack has been envisaged as a compilation of readings, guidelines exercises and an example which is meant to support a grassroots development or human rights practitioners to adopt new methodologies or improve their existing practices.
What is Community Monitoring?
Community Monitoring can be defined as a process through which community members or citizens become engaged in process of monitoring or oversight of public services which are meant for them. It includes within its ambit a set of methodologies like social audit and community score card through which the community (citizens) generate evidence about the functioning of the public services and present it to the authorities often through public platforms like a public hearing or public dialogue.
Where can I find information on key terms used in community monitoring?
In the navigation bar on top the website has thematic area that leads to six buttons, the top button leads to the dictionary. The other five buttons are the sections related to Conceptual Framework: Community Monitoring for Accountability; Preparing for Community Monitoring; Conducting Community Enquiry and Generating Evidence; Advocating for Change, Documentation and Improving Practices; Voices and Case Studies on Community Monitoring.
I am doing research on community monitoring, where shall I start looking for information?
The thematic issue page leads to all resources that can be used for research. For research on a particular topic in community monitoring began by looking at the dictionary each of the terms have a definition and are linked to the annotated bibliography. The bibliography contains papers, documents, books, case studies, manuals and tool-kits on key community monitoring.
How is this website different from other sites?
The community monitoring website is being developed as a virtual learning platform, as a set of interconnected and processes, which will allow practitioners to engage with co-practitioners as well as use online resources. This is one platform which has established a dictionary which includes a growing list of words and concepts associated with community monitoring; an online library/annotated bibliography which will include a growing list of annotated reading links. The website will also establish a platform for discussion group which will allow the user to ask a specific question which will be directed to one of our empanelled resource person
How can I contribute to the website?
If you have any stories, case studies, innovative actions, new methods, and toolkit, you could share the link or the resource with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will definitely upload it in the website for practitioners and grassroots activists.