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.
World Bank Representative & Chair of the Steering Committee
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