Social Watch-Benin is a national network of civil society organizations in Benin dedicated to promoting citizen participation. Social Watch aims to create spaces for dialogue and exchange while also promote advocacy efforts. The network also aims to participate in designing and monitoring the implementation of the policy documents, sustainable human development projects, and programs to contribute to the well-being of communities in Benin. Social Watch capitalizes on the lobbying and advocacy capacity of civil society organizations to influence the decision making of Benin's government and the actions of development partners to provoke political changes favorable to social development. Among Social Watch's areas of activity are promoting good governance, fighting against corruption, promoting democracy, and respecting for human rights.