CCSD has published research measuring public accountability in Syria. Through the research, which was conducted in 2015, over 1,200 people from ten local communities in eight provinces of Syria were surveyed. Public accountability is an approach based on community participation in holding their decision-makers and leaders accountable.
By exploring the reality of public accountability in Syria five years since the popular uprising of 2011, the research sheds light on progress that has been made in local communities towards more fair and transparent local institutions. At the same time, it explores the differences in public accountability between different areas of armed control and the Syrian public’s role in activating this cornerstone of a healthy society – even in the context of the ongoing conflict.