Roberto Senderowitsch, WB GPSA Program Manager and Miguel Ceara Asuad, WB GPSA Coordinator, spoke to 20 NGOs in Barcelona via videoconference about the program and its 3rd call for proposals, which intends to support projects that address critical governance and development problems and strengthen civil society’s capacities for social accountability. The event was organized by PSLO Isidre Sala of the Government of Catalonia.
About the GPSA Program
The GPSA supports civil society and governments to work together to solve critical governance challenges in developing countries. We aim to create an enabling environment in which citizen feedback is used to solve fundamental problems in service delivery and to strengthen the performance public institutions. Ultimately, this helps countries to improve development results and to reach the goals of ending extreme poverty and fostering shared prosperity.
To achieve these goals, the GPSA provides strategic and sustained support to civil society organizations (CSOs) and governments for social accountability initiatives aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability. The GPSA builds on the World Bank’s direct and ongoing engagement with public sector actors, as well as a network of Global Partner organizations. Through a country-tailored approach, GPSA-supported activities are implemented in sectors where the World Bank has a strong involvement and can help governments respond to citizen feedback. We work to “close the loop” by supporting citizens to have a more articulated voice, helping governments to listen, and assisting government agencies act upon the feedback they receive.