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20

Aug'19

GPSA announces 6 new projects

GPSA’s Fourth Global Call for Proposals was launched last April to support civil society organizations (CSOs) in implementing collaborative social accountability approaches that address critical governance and development challenges through citizen feedback and participatory methodologies designed to help governments and public-sector institutions address these challenges. Sixty-seven CSOs from a shortlist of six opted-in countries applied for the Call for Proposals. The following  the six new GPSA funded projects: CARE Benin with the project “Social accountability for nutrition (SA4N)” Viva Rio with the …

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14

Aug'19

GPSA opens registration and Call for Session Proposals for its Global Partners Forum

The Global Partners Forum is coming up soon on November 19 to 21! Registration and call for session proposals are now officially open. The 6th Global Partners Forum is organized in partnership with the World Bank’s Human Rights and Development Trust Fund, Open Society Foundations and the Public Service Accountability Monitor at Rhodes University. This year’s Forum theme is Social Accountability and the Challenge of Inclusion. Read the 2019 GPSA Forum Brief and review the reading list for background on this year’s theme of the conference. …

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29

Jul'19

On learning about transparency & accountability: greater imagination is needed (Part 2)

The findings of the Transparency for Development project (T4D) reopened a debate about the offerings of transparency accountability and participation (see my first post). In this post, I want to focus on actions we can take to move the debate forward, for those who are interested in the T4D proposition: transparency, accountability and participation as a means towards improved service delivery: Use Available research and evaluations  to Inform Operational Rules of Thumb Broaden the Focus of the Research Agenda Foster …

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29

Jul'19

On learning about transparency & accountability… and how to move this debate forward (Part 1)

Let me tell you a story about transparency, accountability & evidence. In January 2012, I landed in London at the Transparency and Accountability Initiative. My first task: supporting the development of a rigorous multi‐year research proposal on the impact of transparency and accountability interventions. The goal was to inform future T&A grant-making with stronger evidence. In my inbox were dozens of proposals for funding the ambitious project. If a proposal was funded, the project would be co-financed by the Bill …

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22

Jul'19

Can Transparency and Accountability Programs Improve Health? Experimental Evidence from Indonesia and Tanzania

In this paper, the authors assess the impact of a transparency and accountability program designed to improve maternal and newborn health (MNH) outcomes in Indonesia and Tanzania. Co-designed with local partner organizations to be community-led and non-prescriptive, the program sought to encourage community participation to address local barriers in access to high quality care for pregnant women and infants. The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluation found that on average, this program did not have a statistically significant impact on the …

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