Social Accountability in States of Fragility: Practical Lessons from the International Rescue Committee

Social accountability in fragile states has drawn a fair share of attention and questions globally, which I witnessed more intimately at the GPSA Global Partners Forum last May. I represented the IRC at the Forum’s “Social Accountability in States of Fragility” working session, where examples from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sierra Leone were shared. [...]

Accountability at the Cutting Edge

The rapid rise of initiatives and assistance aimed at fostering greater governmental accountability during the past ten years is not just another special interest or silver bullet enjoying a temporary run on the development stage. It is a potentially fundamental advance in development work, one that reflects several profound drivers of change. [...]

Forum Reflections – Can Social Accountability Bridge the Chasms Between States and Citizens? 

In his welcoming remarks at the GPSA Global Partners Forum in May 2016,  Dr. Junaid Ahmad, Chief of Staff of the Office of the World Bank President, told the several hundred participants: ‘Social accountability is the bridge for building relationships between citizens and the state.’  [...]

 Forum Reflections- Meet Jeff Thindwa, GPSA’s New Program Manager

At the GPSA Global Partners Forum 2016, Jeff Thindwa was announced as the GPSA’s new Program Manager. During his 16 years at the World Bank, Jeff has held numerous positions in the fields of social accountability and governance, most recently as Practice Manager for Open and Collaborative Governance. His experience includes government, private sector and civil society [...]

Networking Fair Higlight: A Conflict Transformation Approach to Social Accountability, Search for Common Ground, Guinea

During the GPSA Global Partners forum, a group of 51 CSOs from around the globe gathered at the World Bank Headquarters to showcase their work on social accountability at the Networking Fair and Reception event. One participating organization, Search for Common Ground, filled their display with a poster outlining their work on social accountability through the slogan: Build back better: Increasing civic engagement and social accountability in Guinea’s post-Ebola recovery. [...]

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