Success story of the textbook monitoring project in Cambodia using social accountability tools

Author(s) : Khmer Institute for National Development

Organization : Khmer Institute for National Development, Affiliated Network for Social Accountability-East Asia and the Pacific

Imprint : Phnom Penh, KIND, 2014

Collation : 20 p.

To promote the improvement of the quality of education, KIND collaborated with ANSA-EAP, to form a joint project titled Feedback for Improving the Quality of Education (FIQE), a textbooks monitoring initiative. During this two and a half year project, KIND and ANSA-EAP used three social accountability tools of Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS), Citizen Report Card (CRC) and Social Audit (SA) to find and debate on textbooks issues for feedback and recommendation to improve this specific service. Some of the issues addressed include: the distribution of state textbooks in markets at inflated prices, the poor quality of textbooks, poorly regulated textbook distribution and textbook shortage.

  • Diagnostic tools / surveys, Audit, Public expenditure tracking surveys (PETS), Economic and social development, Educational quality, Governance, Social accountability, Textbooks / didactic materials
  • Asia and the Pacific
    Cambodia