In opted-in countries, prior to issuing a Call for Proposals a consultative process with stakeholders including government, civil society and other donor agencies, is organized to define the key governance issues (thematic areas) per country that CSO proposals should address. This country-tailored, problem-solving approach maximizes the alignment of GPSA activities with the development strategies of countries.
While CSOs in participating countries respond to country-tailored calls, all proposals compete at the global level. Our process for selecting which proposals will be funded is outlined below.
After the Call for Proposals is closed and applications have been received, the process for selecting the projects that will receive a grant is the following
The GPSAs 1st Call for Proposals (February 11 March 14, 2013) resulted in the selection of 12 proposals social accountability projects from civil society organizations in 10 countries across the world. These proposals were selected from among 216 proposals that came in from 12 participating countries. Together, the grants add up to an investment of more than US$ 9 million. The grants will build on the prior achievements of the CSOs and are used to fund projects in Bangladesh, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Malawi, Moldova, Mozambique, the Philippines, Tajikistan, and Tunisia.
As part of the first round of grants, the GPSA also allocated a grant to the Mexican CSO FUNDAR to develop the GPSA Knowledge Platform.
The GPSAs 2nd Call for Proposals (November 15, 2013 January 6, 2014) received over 420 proposals within social accountability projects from civil society organizations in 33 countries across the world.
The GPSA has received 516 proposals from 42 participating countries during its 3rd Call for Proposals, which was open from May 13 until August 12, 2015. Nine projects were selected by the GPSA Steering Committee to move into the next phase of the process, which includes a due diligence period.