A Guide to Conducting Social Audits in South Africa


Social audits aim to engage citizens and communities in monitoring the delivery of public services and holding governments accountable for their actions. This resource, A Guide to Conducting Social Audits in South, developed by the Social Justice Coalition, Ndifuna Ukwazi and the International Budget Partnership, can be used by civil society organizations that wish to conduct a social audit, or adapt it to train community members or local groups on the social audit methodology. Although the guide’s focus is on South Africa, it contains general information to help community activists and civil society everywhere think about and carry out social audits to better hold government accountable.