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Open for Public Comments: Finalists’ Proposals for Grants on Social Accountability initiatives

May 5, 2014

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Between November 2013 and January 2014 the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) sought proposals on Social Accountability from Civil Society Organizations in Mongolia.
  • 9 applications from Mongolia were received.
  • Now the pre-selected project proposal is open for your review. You can leave your comments at https://wbchallenge.imaginatik.com/wbchallengecomp.nsf/x/idea?open&eid=201311198525795F0033ED021898262&iid=960CF1664C55BAD585257C58007A9A4A&es=1

Please note: the deadline for submitting comments expired on May 10, 2014. The link to review the proposals and leave comments is no longer valid. 

GPSA’s second round of grants for social accountability projects

Between November 2013 and January 2014, the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) launched its second Call for Proposals on Social Accountability for CSOs in 33 countries to win grants ranging from US$ 500,000 - US$ 1,000,000.

Civil Society Organizations from Mongolia submitted a total of 9 proposals. From this pool, the proposal “Transparency and Accountability in Mongolian Education” from Globe International, a NGO in Mongolia, has been preselected as one of 8 finalists for a GPSA grant.

Selections were made by the GPSA Steering Committee, based on the reviews by a group of technical experts worldwide; and information on the submitted proposals, selection process and roster of experts can be found on the GPSA website. The GPSA received 428 proposals from 33 countries in this round.

Topics in Mongolia

In Mongolia, the GPSA Social Accountability proposals from CSOs that addressed the following areas:

  • Monitor construction and/or maintenance of roads and public buildings from the planning phase to the delivery, including budgeting and procurement. The information produced will be used by local governments, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Construction and Road Agencies to improve the quality of roads and public buildings.
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of the education service to stimulate parental involvement and citizen demand for school performance, by
    1. improving the availability of information to parents and the public on the quality of service delivery;
    2. using different mechanisms to make such information accessible to schools, communities, regions, and national stakeholders; and
    3. assessing the impact of such information dissemination. The information produced will be used by the Ministry of Education and local governments to improve the education services at the aimag and the National level. 

The public disclosure period of the proposals is now open

Now you can review and comment on the pre-selected proposal during a five-day public disclosure period. The GPSA takes all comments received into consideration before giving the final approval of the project. The disclosure period will end on May 10, 2014.

General information on the proposal, comments previously received from the Government, instructions guiding public comments and a space to leave comments are available at the GPSA website.

Please review the proposals and leave your comments here.   

The public disclosure period is now open until May 10, 2014.

About the GPSA

The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) supports civil society and governments to work together to solve critical governance challenges in developing countries. To achieve this objective, the GPSA provides strategic and sustained support to CSOs’ social accountability initiatives aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability. It builds on the World Bank’s direct and ongoing engagement with public sector actors, as well as a network of Global Partner organizations, to create an enabling environment in which citizen feedback is used to solve fundamental problems in service delivery and to strengthen public institutions.

For clarifications or questions, please contact the GPSA team by e-mail: gpsa@worldbank.org