Independent research in more than 30 diverse areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda shows that community-based organisations (CBOs – self-help groups and membership associations) represent the first and often the only social services that are available and accessible to the people. Small self-help groups are the most numerous and active players in social service systems.
Partnership for African Social and Governance Research. Social Protection: Role of community-based organisations (CBOs). PASGR Policy Brief 2. (2014) 1 pp.