GPSA Knowledge Platform




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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Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say?

Series: GPSA Working Papers Authors: Jonathan Fox Published by: The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Date: September 2014 This working paper analyzes the distinction between tactical and strategic approaches to the promotion of citizen voice to contribute to improved public sector performance. According to the author, Jonathan Fox, the evidence shows that multi-pronged strategies that encourage enabling environments for collective actions and bolster state capacity to actually respond to citizen voice offer more promising results than tactical interventions that …

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A Collective Action Approach against Corruption
The Case of the Dominican Republic

Authors: Daniel Kaufmann, Andrea Gallina, Roby Senderowitsch Published by: Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank Date: March 2015 For almost a century, the Dominican Republic has faced considerable governance and corruption challenges. High levels of corruption were present long time ago, and still prevail today, even if their characteristics and manifestations have changed. Rule of law has been weak for a long time, and generally government effectiveness has not been high. …

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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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