The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) is pleased to announce the winners of the first GPSA Award for Leadership in Social Accountability. The winners are respected leaders in social accountability, and this award serves as a celebration of their achievements in the field.

In an Award Ceremony and Cocktail hosted by Sanjay Pradhan, World Bank Vice President for Leadership, Learning, and Innovation, on May 12, the GPSA awarded seven individuals in government and civil society organizations for their outstanding contributions, influence and impact in the field of social accountability as a means to eradicate poverty and foster shared prosperity.

There are six regional winners - each representing a geographic region: Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia. There is also one special Lifetime Achievement award winner.

The award ceremony happened on the first day of the broader GPSA Forum, a two-day event (May 12-13) which focuses on the shifting paradigm in social accountability towards a citizen-centric governance approach.

The winners are:


We have also been monitoring the news, and we are pleased to share that the GPSA Award for Leadership in Social Accountability has gotten attention across the world with over 70 articles about the Awardees and the ceremony. Furthermore, we have compiled videos of the Awardee Interviews that we conducted during the Forum. For your convenience, you may download all materials from the Awards Ceremony by clicking on the links below:

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