On April 7, 2015, the Government of Brazil formally confirmed the decision to opt-in to the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA). With the Government’s formal consent, the civil society organizations (CSOs) in the country have now become eligible to participate in future Calls for Proposals of the GPSA.
Brazil’s vibrant civil society is a leading example of a clear bridge between public participation and the government, and much can be learned from Brazil’s extensive experience with social accountability. It is also the first of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries to opt-in to the GPSA.
CSOs can apply for grants for social accountability projects, which seek to solve a specific governance challenge 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.
In total, 44 countries have opted-in to the GPSA to date. To see all the countries where the GPSA’s funding component can operate, visit Where We Operate.