The GPSA Multi-donor Trust Fund has received contributions from multiple donors:






World Bank

Donor Amount: US$21.5 million

“The Bank understands now more than ever that citizen voice and the engagement of project beneficiaries are crucial for lasting development results,” said World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick. “This new dedicated partnership will support critical work on social accountability, including beneficiary monitoring and oversight of projects and programs. I hope this new Partnership can become an integral part of the Bank Group’s work going forward.” | Press release

About the World Bank: The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs. The World Bank's official goal is the reduction of poverty. Read more:

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Ford Foundation

First contribution: US$3 million | Second contribution: US$1 million

“This partnership will encourage citizens and civil society organizations around the world to play an active role in improving their governments and their societies,” said Luis Ubiñas, president of the Ford Foundation. “We know the benefit to communities when transparency and accountability in governance are strengthened. Efforts like this have the potential to exponentially improve the lives of the poorest and most marginalized around the world, and we commend the World Bank for focusing on how it can better engage civil society in its work with governments.” |  Press release

About the Ford Foundation: The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 75 years it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Read more:


Open Society Foundations

Donor amount: US$3 million (parallel funding)

“Our partnership will encourage citizens and civil society organizations around the world to play an active role in improving government accountability,” said Chris Stone, president of the Open Society Foundations. “Our joint effort with the World Bank has the potential to improve the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people and help strengthen justice, rights and governance.” | Press release

About Open Society Foundation: The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Working with local communities in more than 100 countries, the Open Society Foundations support justice and human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education. Read more:


Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A.

Donor amount:  US$1 million (of which $500K is in parallel funding) 

"We are very encouraged by the World Bank Group's initiative to form the Global Partnership for Social Accountability, which bridges its work with host governments to civil society organizations. It builds momentum for giving people a voice while simultaneously giving governments a better ear to listen to their people so that civic engagement can be better actualized. Our hope is to create evidence that demonstrates to governments that working with civil society is not only positive but a key element for sustaining accountability.” - Dr. Mirza Jahani, Chief Executive Officer of AKF USA | Press release

About Aga Khan Foundation USA: Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA), established in 1981 in Washington DC, is a private, non-denominational, not-for-profit international organization committed to the struggle against poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health, primarily in Africa and Asia. The Foundation works to address the root causes of poverty by supporting and sharing innovative solutions in the areas of health, education, rural development, civil society and the environment. Using community-based approaches to meet basic human needs, the Foundation builds the capacity of community and non-governmental organizations to have a lasting impact on reducing poverty. Aga Khan Foundation has branches and affiliates in 20 countries with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland since 1967. Read more:

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Donor amount:  US$9.3 million

About USAID:  USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad. Read more:


Bertelsmann Stiftung

Donor amount:  EUR 25,000 

About Bertelsmann Stiftung:  The Bertelsmann Stiftung as a nonprofit foundation on February 8, 1977. It is a private operating foundation that conceives and initiates all of its own projects, and then supports them as they are carried out. It works in an interdisciplinary manner with researchers and experts in the field and maintains close contact with public and private institutions. It constantly strives to strengthen civil society, meaning the ability of individuals to get involved in areas they deem important, an activity that also reflects one of its founders basic beliefs and his vision for the future. Read more:


Government of Dominican Republic

Donor amount: US$25,000

The Dominican Republic has become the first country from the global South to join the group of donors financing the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA).  The decision reflects the government’s strong commitment to social accountability mechanisms and governance reforms as a means to end poverty. The Government of the Dominican Republic has made significant strides in embedding principles of social accountability into service delivery and demonstrating the results that can flow from active partnerships with civil society.  It was the first country to opt in to the GPSA, and serves on the GPSA Steering Committee. Read more:


Government of Finland

Donor amount: EUR 1 million (approximately US$1.1 million) 

The Government of Finland’s contribution to the Global Partnership for Social Accountability further emphasizes a human rights based approach by supporting actions which enhance the responsibility and accountability of governments, and by improving the opportunities for citizen participation through public sector policy and administrative management, democratic participation, and the free flow of information.The Government of Finland has been very supportive of the program since its inception and holds a chair on the GPSA Steering Committee. Read more: Release



Government of Mexico

Donor amount: US$100,000    

The Government of Mexico joins the Dominican Republic as the second part 2 country to financially support the Global Partnership for Social Accountability.