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    Chhattisgarh, India: Performance Rating of Gram Panchayats through Community Score Cards
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2007-09) Murty, J.V.R.; Agarwal, Sanjay; Shah, Parmesh
    The World Bank-supported Chhattisgarh District Rural Poverty Reduction Project (CGDPRP), also called locally as Nawa Anjor (New Light), aims at improving opportunities for poor and vulnerable communities in Chhattisgarh State. To achieve this goal, the project creates infrastructure and income opportunities for the rural poor, empowers disadvantaged groups, and helps local governments1 become more responsive and effective in assisting the poor. CGDPRP sought to develop a performance monitoring and rating system to build local government capacity, especially the Gram Panchayats (GPs). In this context the project experimented with the use of the Community Score Card (CSC) for identifying crucial issues that affect local service delivery, measure user satisfaction, empower village citizens (especially the poor and women), and rate the performance of GPs. This note summarizes the findings, processes, concerns, and lessons learned from the Chhattisgarh pilot.
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    Maharashtra, India: Improving Panchayat Service Delivery through Community Score Cards
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2007-08) Murty, J.V.R.; Agarwal, Sanjay; Shah, Parmesh
    This note summarizes the experiences from a pilot project undertaken by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, in partnership with the World Bank-sponsored Jalswarajya Project. The current initiative was one of six pilot projects launched by the South Asia Sustainable Development Department (SASAR) of the World Bank aimed at the application of specific social accountability tools in different contexts of service delivery through the trust fund for Capacity Building and Piloting of Social Accountability Initiatives for Community Driven Development in South Asia.
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    Rajasthan, India: An Assessment of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Chittorgarh District
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2007-08) Cheriyan, George; Sharma, K.C.; Murty, J.V.R.; Agarwal, Sanjay; Shah, Parmesh
    The current initiative was one of six pilot projects launched by the South Asia Sustainable Development Department of the World Bank aimed at the application of specific social accountability tools in different contexts of service delivery through the trust fund for Capacity Building and Piloting of Social Accountability Initiatives for Community Driven Development in South Asia. This note summarizes the findings, processes, concerns, and lessons learned from the Rajasthan pilot.
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    Andhra Pradesh, India: Improving Health Services through Community Score Cards
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2007-08) Misra, Vivek; Ramasankar, P.; Murty, J.V.R.; Agarwal, Sanjay; Shah, Parmesh
    The current initiative was one of six pilot projects launched by the South Asia Sustainable Development Department of the World Bank aimed at the application of specific social accountability tools in different contexts of service delivery through the trust fund for Capacity Building and Piloting of Social Accountability Initiatives for Community Driven Development in South Asia. This note summarizes the findings, processes, concerns, and lessons learned from the Andhra Pradesh pilot.