Since 2012, the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) has provided close to fifty million dollars in flexible funding, as well as non-financial support to more than fifty civil society-led projects in countries that in total engaged Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) as project partners. An important lesson from this is that social accountability is more likely to be effective and sustainable when it is not isolated from the public sector but working together with it and even helping to transform it. CSOs are indispensable to the success during the recovery, and their role has never been more critical as they are able to reach the most vulnerable populations. GPSA is now a part of the Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice. The program is well positioned to contribute to the mission to help governments make development truly inclusive, accountable and sustainable, providing opportunities for all people to shape their own futures and have a meaningful voice in government. CSOs have a vital role in this, as so many work at the frontlines with marginalized and excluded populations and communities, to strengthen voice and help bridge accountability gaps.
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