The GPSA’s governance structure comprises of a Steering Committee, chaired by the World Bank and a balanced representation of CSOs, donors and governments, consistent with the GPSA’s Board Paper. The Committee provides guidance on strategy for the GPSA and approves CSO grant proposals.

Members

World Bank Representative & Chair of the Steering Committee

Government Members

  • Dr. Zafar Ahmed Khan, Secretary for the Local Government, Government of Bangladesh
  • Ms. Eva Mends, Head of Budget Reform, Ministry of Finance, Ghana
  • Mexico (to be nominated)

CSO Members

  • Ms. Lindsay Coates, Managing Director, Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative, BRAC
  • Mr. Said Issa, Board Chairman, ANSA-Arab World and Grass Roots Manager, Lebanese Transparency Association
  • Mr. Gopa Thampi, Director, Economic Governance – Sri Lanka, The Asia Foundation

Donor Members

  • Mr. Aleem Walji, Chief Executive Officer, Aga Khan Foundation USA
  • Mr.Tim Meisburger, Director of the Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Center at USAID, United States
  • Ms. Annamari Tornikoski, Senior Adviser, Good Governance and Democracy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Policy, Finland

 

Overview of GPSA Steering Committee Meetings:

January 17, 2012: Strategic directions for the operation of the Program, followed by a Roundtable featuring World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Managing Director Caroline Anstey, on issues and opportunities for social accountability and the science of delivery.

May 8 and 9, 2013: Proposals and allocation of GPSA grants from 1st Call for Proposals .

March 10 and 11, 2014: Proposals and allocation of GPSA grants from 2nd Call for Proposals. The meetings were followed by a Roundtable discussion on ‘Knowledge, Solutions and Social Accountability’

May 11, 2015: Discussion on (a) the GPSA’s Evaluation; (b) the Resource Mobilization Strategy; (c) Steering Committee Renewal; and (d) Third Call for Proposals.

January 27 and 28, 2016: Proposals and allocation of GPSA grants from  3rd Call for Proposals followed by a Roundtable on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) featuring Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice-President, 2030 Development Agenda and United Nations Relations and Partnerships, World Bank Group.

February 23, 2017: GPSA 2020 Vision Strategy followed by a Roundtable on engaging civil society in situations of fragility, conflict, and violence, featuring Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank Group.

March 5 and 6, 2018: Discussion on (a)  Update on the GPSA’s 2020 strategy, portfolio and internal partnerships; (b) review the resource mobilization initiative; and (c) define the next rotation of the Steering Committee; followed by a Roundtable on Accountability in Education: The Role of Citizens in Accelerating Learning for All featuring Dan Stoner, Co-Chair of the Basic Education Coalition and Vice President for Education and Child Protection at Save the Children US, Omar Arias, Manager for Global Knowledge & Innovation, Education Global Practice, and Alice Albright, CEO Global Partnership for Education