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Apr

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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17

Mar

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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28

Oct

How Are GPSA’s Partners Thinking about Scale and Trying to Achieve it?

Series: Are we Ready for Strategic Social Accountability? Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Maria Poli Published by: the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Date: October 2014 This note captures a recent conversation about scale in social accountability with more than 165 of the GPSA’s Global Partners. We discovered a range of on-the ground meanings for scale. We also uncovered that there may be some common challenges and similar pathways that show promise. A big ‘Aha!’ moment: in practice, our colleagues’ …

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28

Oct

Supporting Politically Smart Social Accountability

Series: Are we Ready for Strategic Social Accountability? Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Maria Poli Published by: the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Date: October 2014 The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) proposes a new form of funding civil society groups working to solve difficult governance and development problems. It fills a gap in the funding landscape as it targets long-term constructive engagement between state and civil society organizations (CSOs). The innovations to date include setting up a distinct …

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10

Sep

What Next for Strategic Social Accountability?

Series: Are We Ready for Strategic Social Accountability? Authors: Florencia Guerzovich and Maria Poli Published by: The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Date: September 2014 This is the sixth note in a six-part series discussing whether the social accountability field is ready to design, implement, fund, and learn from strategic interventions. This note sums up what the GPSA found looking at the first two rounds of GPSA applications and prompts us to think about concrete steps to push the …

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