Social Accountability Reporting Checklist for Practitioners


This site introduces the Social Accountability Reporting Checklist for Practitioners (SAR4P). The idea of the SAR4P came about from the ‘Social Accountability Reporting for Research (SAR4Research): Checklist to Strengthen Reporting on Studies on Social Accountability in the Literature’ (forthcoming, 2021). To make the SAR4Research checklist meet the needs of practitioners, the design of this checklist included the following steps:

  1. reviewed the WHO’s Programme Reporting Standards for Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (PRS) to compare and contrast content;
  2. reviewed a sample of 5 publicly available practitioner project documents to compare and contrast what content was covered; and
  3. held three rounds of consultations with a diverse group of practitioners to enhance the usability and quality of the practitioners checklist.


Core Team
Ligia Paina (USA,, Robert Dean Smith (Switzerland,, Joan Marie Kraft (USA, and Victoria Boydell (Switzerland,

Renuka Berry (USA), Sana Contractor (India), Walter Flores (Guatemala), Christine Galavotti (USA), Lenette Golding (USA); Kamden Hoffmann (USA), Shehrin Shaila Mahmood (Bangladesh), Cicely Marston (UK), Paula Monjane (Mozambique), Erica Nelson (UK), Eric Sarriot (Switzerland); Marta Schaaf (USA) and Courtney Tolmie (USA).

This work was supported by the World Health Organization’s Social Accountability Community of Practice (COP). This COP is hosted by the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction.