GPSA Knowledge Platform




SEND-Ghana: experiences from giving Ghana’s government a place in the driver’s seat of our social accountability project

In the past two or more decades in Ghana, the perception among citizens that government was insensitive to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), particularly Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), in opening up spaces for engagement in governance was strong and continue to persist. On the other hand, CSOs/NGOs were seen as antagonistic in their approach to dealing with government and, even if they did engage, they were often oblivious of government processes and when and how to engage to make the expected impact. In this note, SEND-Ghana, an NGO with over a decade …

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GPSA Note: ‘Learning journeys’ for adaptive management – Where does it take us?

Learning-by-doing and adaptation happens all the time at the frontline, and as a means of survival. So how can it be reflcted across the sector as a whole – from individual citizen through to international donor through adaptive management?

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The Knowledge Platform: Where we are and what we’ve learnt

In this GPSA Note, Fundar discusses their experience designing, implementing and managing the Knowledge Platform – an online social space that provides members with the opportunity to interact, network, share knowledge and learning in the fild of social accountability- including some of the most important lessons learned which might be relevant to those designing similar platforms.

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Taking Accountability to Scale: A Discussion of Collaboration Between GPSA-Supported Projects and Accountability Institutions

Engagement between accountability institutions (AIs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) is an important dimension in the theory of change of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA). According to the GPSA’s theory of change, AIs and CSOs, by working together, can benefit and strengthen each other and contribute to government accountability. But what does this approach look like in practice? What initiatives are being implemented under GPSA-supported projects and how? This note takes a look at the efforts being made …

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Does collaboration with civil society strengthen accountability institutions? An exploration

Authors: Carolina Cornejo and Marcos Mendiburu Published by: the GPSA Date: May 2015 How citizens interact and collaborate with accountability institutions has been the subject of much careful review in recent years. This note highlights key points from the discussion. But first, perhaps we should clarify what we mean by “accountability institutions.” Accountability Institutions (AIs) include anti-corruption bodies, supreme audit institutions (SAIs), ombudsman institutions (OIs) and human rights commissions. This note will focus on OIs and SAIs which may differ …

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How Can I Contribute to the Knowledge Platform

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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