The Affiliated Network for Social Accountability-Cambodia is a local non-profit and independent NGO founded in 2015 that works to fight corruption, promote human welfare, and protect the rights of citizens through the promotion of good governance. ANSA Cambodia specializes in Social Accountability (SAc) approaches to achieve these goals and promotes the application of SAc tools in local communities by community members to strengthen the relationship between citizens and their government.
Social Accountability (SAc) is the concept and practice of constructive engagement between citizens and their government; citizens monitor the government’s use of public resources to improve service delivery, protect their rights, and promote community welfare. Beyond monitoring, ANSA empowers citizens to voice issues and concerns through coalition building and via media avenues. With these methods, ANSA influences public policy and improves public accountability. ANSA is known as a leading NGO that works to promote and practice of Social Accountability by enriching the community of practice (CoP) through co-creating and designing tools.
With the help of Social Accountability practices that hold the government accountable to its people, ANSA envisions a future Cambodian society where citizens are capable, collaborative, and informed, and live in a country with dignity and freedom in accordance with national and international laws.
ANSA Cambodia aims to enhance citizen capacity, fight against corruption, and promote good governance in order to improve the delivery of public services and resources for Cambodian citizens.