Welcome to the 7th edition of the GPSA Global Partners Forum!


The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) will convene its seventh annual Global Partners Forum online from May 10 to 13, 2021. The ​forum is GPSA's flagship event for social accountability learning, a gathering of GPSA grant partners, practitioners, policy makers, researchers, funders and thought leaders, to take stock of emerging social accountability lessons, analyze challenges and opportunities for the field, explore new frontiers and set future agendas. 

The seventh ​edition of the Global Partners Forum will seek to a) expand knowledge of how social accountability can help make the COVID-19 recovery inclusive, equitable and accountable; b) build consensus on what it would take to harness and make the most of civil society society-led efforts that complement and strengthen the public sector’s own, as a part of whole of society approaches to the COVID-19 response; and, c) underscore the priority of the health dimension, including vaccination, and the role of collaborative social accountability in addressing emerging challenges. 

The forum will therefore put a spotlight on the following questions:  

  1. What does a ‘whole of society’ COVID-19 response really look like and what does it take to develop one? In particular, how can development partners help to coordinate public sector and non-state interventions and remove barriers to effective joint problem-solving, especially for civil society organizations? 

  1. What is the potential and contribution of collaborative social accountability in addressing the challenges of exclusion and inequality in the public sector responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, so that the recovery responds to the needs of all? 

  1. How can practitioners and development partners use the COVID-19 pandemic recovery to build social accountability practices that can strengthen health delivery systems for all and that are scalable? 


Read the GPSA Forum Brief for additional information on this year's theme of the conference.