As mandated by the GPSA’s Board Paper, an independent program evaluation was conducted by external evaluator Mark Robinson, Global Director, Governance at the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C., to assess the initial phase of the GPSA’s implementation, to shed light on potential opportunities for improving program design and performance. The evaluation drew on several sources, including a review of program documentation and 80 interviews with World Bank management, academics, Global Partners, and Steering Committee members from governments, donors, and CSOs. The Independent Evaluation, conducted over the period of October 2014 to January 2015, acknowledged that “notable results have been achieved at the program level” – and that the GPSA is the first major Bank program that is well positioned to fund CSOs working in social accountability. 


Read the GPSA Program Evaluation Report