The World Bank and Unicef have agreed to utilise innovations in Uganda to improve accountability for donor- and state-funded projects.
World Bank Country Manager Ahmadou Moustapha Ndiaye said recently that project beneficiaries would use the current high mobile phone density to report back on the performance of projects in their areas. Ndiaye was speaking at the signing of a memorandum of understanding at the Unicef offices.
He said he hoped this would enable them to fulfill their vision of reducing the proportion of the poor (those living on $1.25 a day or less) to less than three per cent. Unicef Country Representative Dr Sharad Sapra said she hoped the new partnership would particularly benefit women and children.