The World Bank-led Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) launched its fourth global Call for Proposals to support social accountability initiatives led by civil society organizations (CSOs) for collaboration with government institutions in delivering solutions to development challenges and improving outcomes. The over-arching theme of the Call was “Innovative and Transformative Use of Social Accountability to Solve Governance and Development Challenges”.

Sixty-seven Civil Society Organizations from opted-in countries included in this proposal applied for funding and today GPSA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 4th Global Call for Proposals grants:

Theme: Human Capital: Early Childhood Services and Nutrition.
Project title: Social accountability for nutrition (SA4N).
Organization: CARE Benin.
Amount: US$500k

Theme: Social Accountability for Crime and Violence Prevention.
Project title: Local alliances for smarter public spending in citizen security in Brazil.
Organization: Viva Rio.
Amount: US$500k

The Caribbean
Theme: Resilience and Environment.
Project title: Strengthening climate governance and civil society capacities.
Organization: INTEC with IHO.
Amount: US$500k

Theme: Education and Health.
Project title: Strengthening community and municipality co-engagement for better basic health services. Organization: SAHA.
Amount: US$500k

Theme: Anti-Corruption.
Project title: Empowering Civil Society and Journalists in Oversight and Promotion of Effective Anti-Corruption Environment.
Organization: AntAc with Nashi Groshi.
Amount: US$450k

Theme: Domestic Violence and Gender-Based Violence Prevention.
Project title: Improving access to justice for the vulnerable, with a focus on families affected by domestic violence and gender-based violence.
Organization: East Europe Foundation with Expert Grup.
Amount: US$500k


About the 4th Global Call for Proposals Selection Process:

All the proposals were assessed by the relevant World Bank Country Management teams to determine eligibility based on the stipulated application requirements. The eligible applications were reviewed by a designated global Roster of Experts comprised of external subject and regional experts and World Bank and GPSA Secretariat experts. The highest rated proposals from each country were reviewed by the GPSA Secretariat which recommended the above proposals to the GPSA Steering Committee for its review and endorsement. The Steering Committee reviewed the proposals and endorsed them to World Bank management for funding subject to World Bank procedures.