Social Accountability in Ethiopia: Community Score Card Implementation to Improve Primary Health Care Watch Now On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, D4I hosted the first webinar in a series on localization in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL). The webinar, co-hosted by the USAID-funded NPI EXPAND project, highlighted the implementation of community score cards to improve primary health care in Ethiopia. Localizing MERL helps ensure that local actors have the resources and capacity needed for equitable, evidence-informed decision making. Applications of this in MERL activities include local capacity strengthening, using a systems lens, engaging with diverse stakeholders, and implementing other good practices for locally led development. This webinar series will share tools and approaches for effective capacity action planning, monitoring sustainability including local actors’ roles in complex program systems, promoting local voices through social accountability methods, and more. The webinar provided an overview of the NPI EXPAND project’s social accountability work in Ethiopia and described the community scorecard approach to improving primary health care. The webinar outlined the steps involved in the community scorecard approach, highlighted an example of its implementation by the local Ethiopian organization ILu Women and Children Integrated Development Association (IWCIDA), described the outcomes realized through its implementation, and discussed lessons learned. Watch the webinar recording and download the presentation slides. Resources: The Case of Chida Health Center: Community Score Care Implementation in Southwest Ethiopia Speakers Nasir Ali serves as Chief of Party for the USAID-funded NPI EXPAND Ethiopia project, providing overall leadership, management, and technical guidance relevant to social accountability in Primary Health Care and RMNCAH service quality improvement at the community level. Geda Tolera serves as Managing Director at IWCIDA, overseeing the organization’s overall leadership, and finance management, fostering stakeholder partnerships, mobilizing resources, monitoring and evaluating programs, and engaging in collaborative learning with similar organizations.