The Global Partners Forum serves as a unique opportunity to convene the more than 165 Global Partners of the GPSA – a diverse array of development agencies, international CSOs, local organizations and private sector groups from around the world – alongside government representatives and World Bank staff. The Forum is an occasion to recognize, connect, and share knowledge with many of the most relevant actors in the field of Social Accountability.
"What works in Social Accountability?" is the guiding question of the Forum. As suggested by our keynote speaker, Jonathan Fox, it is time to move beyond the dichotomy of the question “does Social Accountability really work?”, and to take a closer look at the environment - the political economy and the incentive structures - that can lead to the success or failure of specific tactics or tools. Ultimately, this helps to increase the potential for replication or scaling of these initiatives.
At the Forum, the Global Partners will take an evidence-oriented approach to identifying lessons that can advance the field. Lessons will be drawn from Expert Panels (including academics and practitioners), from interactive Sharing Sessions, and from an Open Forum, a participant-led space. The Forum will scoped out the role of the Global Partnership as a Community of Practice with a shared purpose. The Forum is part of the GPSA's Knowledge & Learning Strategy, which puts emphasis on continued dialogue between the partners, and on sharing lessons learned that will be disseminated and put into practice.
Dialogue with President Kim on Social Accountability
A highlight of the Forum will be the presence of World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, who will engagedin a candid dialogue with participants.
Watch a video recording of President Kim's dialogue:
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Roundtable: Constructive Engagement - Working Together: A multi-sectoral dialogue with representatives of Civil Society, Government and the Private Sector