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Global Partnership for Social Accountability Opens First Call for Proposals

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The Global Partnership for Social Accountability launches its first Call for Proposals on February 11, 2013. Indicative funding amounts range from $500,000 to $1 million.  The GPSA will make grants available for:
• social accountability initiatives and programs;
• CSOs’ institutional strengthening (core funding) that will result in stronger institutional capacity to implement social accountability activities; and
• mentoring and capacity building (including on-granting) of less-experienced CSOs by experienced CSOs.

The Call for Proposals is open to eligible CSOs based and operating in GPSA participating countries: Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Malawi, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Philippines, Tajikistan, and Tunisia. Proposals must address the priority areas defined per country and should be for periods from 3 to 5 years. For more information and the E-application please visit: For information on available orientation sessions, please refer to the participating country's call for proposals on the website.

Deadline for applications: March 14, 2013

The GPSA is a coalition of donors, governments and civil society organizations (CSOs) that aims to improve development results by supporting capacity building for enhanced citizen feedback and participation. The GPSA will contribute to country-level governance reforms and improved service delivery. To achieve this objective, the GPSA provides strategic and sustained support to CSOs’ social accountability initiatives aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability.


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college on Wheels, an Offsite Mode of Delivery

we are so glad that GPSA is extending grants for education for those who have less in life families in the Philippines,we have an opportunity to submit it if we meet the deadline, thanks we do our best to submit.

Re: Good fit for Sierra Leone

Hello Salifu,
Thank you for the interest in GPSA and in helping Sierra Leone to become part of it. For its CSOs to become eligible for GPSA grants, the Government of Sierra Leone will first need to 'opt-in' (participate) to GPSA, and inform the World Bank office in S.L. about this. After the government opts in, CSOs in Sierra Leone would be able to participate in the GPSA Calls for Proposals for social accountability projects.
Please see the GPSA webpage for more about the program and contact if you have any questions on the GPSA and the opt-in process.
Thank you.

Good fit for Sierra Leone

The people and government of Sierra Leone has gradually showing remarkable transparency and accountability over the past years with the way and manner government is handling things and I strongly belived that the GPSA should strongly considere involving Sierra Leone as a country that is eligible to apply. Please send me more details regarding the require process and what thus its takes to be considere as an eleigible member to apply.

Asking info for any call for proposal for NGO

Dear Sir/ Madam,
We have just found that Global Partnership for Social Accountability has closed due to deadline.
If there is launch of any rural economy or environment project call for proposal please inform us.
Thank you for your kind attention.

Liberia needs to form part of this project

After reading this interesting information about this prject I was disappointed because Liberia does not form part of the project. I work for the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL), a Transparency International (TI's) chapter-in-formation. CENTAL is involved with issues of transparency and accountability particularly in the public sector. The organization has a lot of experience in fighting corruption and targets mainly rural communities that are the main victims when public policies go awry. We have undertaken awareness and education outreaches that are aimed at getting communities' buy-in and participation in governance and development initiatives by government and NGOs in the country. For instance, we have carried out outreach on the country's National Anti-Corruption Strategy, done work around poverty and corruption, Budget transparency, Resource governance, and many others. Currently, we have established cell called Integrity Clubs, Poverty Watch Councils, and other community monitoring groups that regularly engage governance processes to ensure transparent and accountable utilization of allocated resources. Liberia suffers huge lack of development and growth due to prevalence of corruption and other heinous economic crimes in public sector. To combat this public sector ill the government has put in place integrity institutions like Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) along with other bodies. The government has also enacted the Freedom of Information act and is in the process of enacting others like the code of conduct for public officials. Liberia has very good laws but is deficit on implementation. The right kind of intervention from CSOs can produce results that help lift ordinary citizens from poverty and transform their living standard. CENTAL through its innovative governance and community engagement programs can certainly fill in this intervention space using its already established cells in the counties. The Global Partnership for Social Accountability is a suitable medium of intervention and strengthening of already established WBI/Liberia relations. Thus, the request for Liberia to form part of this project is certainly warranted. Hope I have adequately made the case for Liberia’s inclusion in this rewarding program.

I'm very interested in doing

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we are in need of the e-application in online

Accountable srvice providors

Its necessary for the development of the country

GPSA Application

Where do we get to apply.?...

Request to send guidelines and application format

Please send the requested document,

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