Using the mass media and community radio, alternative media and social networks - twitter, facebook, myspace, etc, the Economic governance programme will embark on a public education and enlightenment programme to complement other civil society-led initiatives to mobilize the people at the community and local government levels for direct participation in formulation, implementation and monitoring of economic reform programmes. It will seek to build capacity of the legislature and civil society organizations on budget monitoring and tax justice.
In SenegalOSIWA will seek to help reinforce the capacity of parliamentarians to control the implementation of the national budget and to ensure the enforcement of anti-corruption laws. The foundation will also work to promote parliamentary oversight and to advocate for their enforcement at the legislative level. To strengthen effective delivery of public services, OSIWA will focus on the education sector, on which the government claims to spend 40 percent of the national budget. The foundation will work to strengthen transparency and accountability in managing these funds by supporting citizen oversight and improving access to information. To curtail corruption and impunity and improve management of resources, OSIWA will work with a coalition of CSOs in Senegal to advocate for the enforcement of laws governing fiscal accountability in public procurement and independent anti-corruption agencies. These efforts will involve monitoring policy implementation in selected sectors (including education) and using strategic litigation to capitalize on provisions of UEMOA. To expand access to public information, an essential step in establishing accountable and democratic governance, the foundation will work with civil society to advocate for a freedom of information law.