Citizen Action for Open, Accountable
and Inclusive Societies

October 30 - November 1 |  World Bank Group | Washington, DC


The Global Partners Forum of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), takes place annually at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, and has become the pre-eminent global summit on social accountability for development. It convenes the GPSA’s vibrant Global Partners Network consisting of practitioners and thought leaders across civil society, governments, academia and business, alongside World Bank professionals.

Past editions of the Forum focused on Social Accountability for Development Impact (2016);   Social Accountability for Citizen-Centric Governance: A Changing Paradigm (2015) and “What Works in Social Accountability?(2014).

The Forum is consistently a co-creation between the GPSA Secretariat and key Global Partners, and features World Bank leadership, including President Jim Yong Kim, prominent thought leaders and practitioners in the field, as well as GPSA grantees and partners, in a variety of panels, workshops, small group discussions, networking sessions, and high-level plenary sessions. The Forum also features a ‘market-place’ for showcasing good practices and important innovations.

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This year we had a brand new mobile app, available on both iOS and Android. This app will continue to deliver value to participants beyond the Forum itself.

If you don't have a smartphone? You can always use the mobile web version of the app