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GPSa Knowledge Platform

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May'15

GPSA Webinar
Funding, Learning and Impact: How do grant-making practices help and hinder real grantee learning?

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    June 3, 2015, 10:00 am EDT               About the Webinar There is an increasing awareness by actors seeking to promote government openness and accountability that learning is essential to their effectiveness and impact. External funding is often necessary to support these efforts. However, too often external funding can force organizations towards rigid and linear projects, with little scope for adaptation and little incentive (or support) to prioritize learning. In this webinar, the author of a ...

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    Apr'15

    GPSA Webinar
    ICTs and their potential for engaging citizens in social accountability projects

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      April 22, 2015, 10:00 am EDT       About the Webinar Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have emerged as powerful tools for engaging citizens in the decision making process and in the monitoring of government performance and services. Stories throughout the globe on how ICTs helped in improving accountability, democratic representation, and public services’ access and quality exemplify their potential and limitations. Presented by Fundar in dialogue with SIMLab, this GPSA Webinar will explore how and under which conditions ...

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      13

      Feb'15

      GPSA Webinar
      How can citizens collaborate and engage with accountability institutions to improve government performance and access to fundamental rights?

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         March 10, 2015 10:00 am EST About the Webinar: In recent years, there is a growing trend all over the world of citizens collaborating with accountability institutions –such as Ombudsman Offices and Supreme Audit Institutions– to improve government performance and access to fundamental rights. Although the nature and scope of these experiences vary widely, they have shown the potential of engaging citizens in the work of these institutions. In light of this, in this webinar, Professor Peruzzotti analyses why, how ...

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        03

        Dec'14

        GPSA Webinar: The Risks of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs and how to reduce them: the Role of Transparency, Participation and Social Accountability

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          December 11, 10:00 am EST About the Webinar: The design and implementation processes of Conditional Cash Transfer programs (CCTs) make them prone to two major risks: 1) mistaking the part for the whole (synecdoche risk) and 2) increasing the power gap between beneficiaries and authorities at the local level (power gap risk). The synecdoche risk of CCTs lies in the fact that, often, CCTs seem to be the only alternative to combat poverty, which makes it difficult to insert them ...

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          Oct'14

          GPSA Webinar and Expert Forum
          Engaging Marginalised Communities in the Process of Accountability in Health – COPASAH Perspectives and Experiences

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            Webinar with Edward Premdas Pinto Expert Forum with Walter Flores Many health systems in low, middle and high-income countries are highly hierarchical and have little interest in promoting empowerment of people for them to demand accountability and in increasing active participation in decision-making. Similarly, many accountability practices are expert led and are tool based and engage little with the communities. This particularly affects marginalized populations (by race, religion, gender, sexual preference, ethnicity, etc.) that suffer exclusion not only from health ...

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            You may contribute to the Knowledge Platform in many different ways: you can send and disseminate your social accountability materials (toolkits, reports, videos, etc.) in the knowledge repository; you can contact, interact and collaborate with other peers and join a global community of social accountability practitioners; you can participate in the different learning and knowledge exchange activities of the GPSA KP such as online courses, thematic forums, webinars and blogs; and you can develop a partnership with the GPSA KP to implement collaborative knowledge activities.

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