SAVI state teams provide support to CS groups to become more effective agents of citizens’ voice and public accountability, through a variety of mutually reinforcing interventions. These include:
- hands-on support to demonstration civil society Advocacy Partnerships (APs)
- facilitating working partnerships between civil society APs, SHoAs, and the media
- brokering working relationships between all of these non government actors and the state government
- facilitation at a more strategic level of a better enabling environment for citizen engagement in responsive state governance
These initiatives demonstrate to local actors, through experience, ways of working that help citizens to influence state government action, and help state governments to be more responsive, inclusive and accountable to their citizens. The overall aim is to promote working relationships and processes of reform that are home-grown, self-sustaining and not dependent on external support.