In the development field in recent years, increasing attention has been given to understanding and promoting methods which enable relatively powerless people to hold more powerful people, organisations and institutions to account. Many development practitioners see efforts towards this kind of accountability as having the potential to transform power relations in favour of the less powerful.
Public Expenditure Tracking Survey
Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) are surveys that measure the amount of funds received at each point in the chain of public service delivery, from a nation’s treasury to the classroom or health clinic where the funds are intended to be spent. Citizens are involved in monitoring a sample of schools or clinics. PETS findings can provide evidence of corruption and be used for advocacy and campaigning.