The report is based on findings from the districts of Gulu, Pader, Kitgum, Katakwi and Kotido and community resource trackers work in the villages on Morunyang, Napumpum, Yepa Central, Lageng Central and Lakwela. The report entails data and information on the district priorities for each of the five districts contained in their working documents and/or based on discussions held with officials on the ground.
Districts make decisions on their priorities based on community needs identified at planning and challenges experienced during implementation but largely priorities are funded by conditional grants from the central governments. This explained the clear processes in upward accountability unlike the low/lack of downward accountability.
Enhanced citizen participation through demand and use of resource flow information to the five communities has improved and yielded better poverty reduction results. Communities that previously had not benefitted from humanitarian and development programmes were hopeful to receive assistance in future. Citizens through monitoring of projects had brought to the attention of programmers and planners issues of quality and relevance.