The Government of Argentina recently opted-in to the GPSA, making civil society organizations (CSOs) in the country eligible to participate in future Calls for Proposals and potentially receive funding for social accountability projects in the country. GPSA grants generally last between 3 to 5 years and are accompanied by a strong capacity building program for the grantees to ensure the success of the projects through constructive engagement and strategic social accountability mechanisms.
This move further signals the progress that the GPSA has been making in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, and several GPSA Global Partners have been instrumental in advocating for Argentina to opt-in. Guillermo Correa, Executive Director of RACI, a national platform of NGOs that serves as a bridge among the NGOs and the donor community, said that the window of opportunity opened last December with the national elections, as several NGO leaders were able to jump into public service. According to Renzo Lavin, Co-Director from ACIJ, another Global Partner based in Argentina, this government decision complements Argentina’s GPSA Global Partner CSO contributions on the GPSA Knowledge Platform and their participation in previous GPSA Global Partner Forums.
The GPSA has significant representation in the LAC region, with 15 opted-in countries, three grantees, two donors and over 40 Global Partners. This includes the Knowledge Platform, an online space with region-wide participation for knowledge and learning activities, hosted by a GPSA grantee in Mexico. To date, 49 countries have opted-in. Where We Operate>>>