Open for Public Comments: Finalist Proposal from Indonesia for Grants on Social Accountability initiatives

July 29, 2013

In February 2013, the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) launched its first Call for Proposals on Social Accountability for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in 12 countries, for obtaining grants ranging from US$ 500,000 - US$ 1,000,000.

A total of 216 CSOs from the 12 participating countries responded to the first Call for Proposals, out of which 12 applications were received from Indonesia. The GPSA Steering Committee selected Yayasan Wahana Visi Indonesia’s proposal: “Citizen Voice and Action for Government Accountability and Improved Services” for $950,000 in funding under the GPSA grant program.

Please review the proposal and register and post your comments at: https://bit.ly/1dVZZRI from July 29 -August 2, 2013. The GPSA takes all comments received into consideration before giving the final approval of the project. The period for posting comments will end on August 3, 2013.

GPSA’s first grants for social accountability projects
The Global Partnership for Social Accountability is a coalition of donors, governments and CSOs that aims to improve development results by supporting capacity building for enhanced citizen feedback and participation.
In Indonesia, the GPSA sought social accountability proposals from CSOs that addressed the following areas:

  1. Transparency: collaborate with central and local governments, citizens and other stakeholders to make public expenditure data transparent to citizens at the local level.
  2. Innovation: collaborate with technology and media partners to track, monitor and present complex public expenditure and public procurement information to the general public, in a simple, digestible and easily accessible form, through innovative use of ICT and mobile solutions.
  3. Participation: collaborate with citizens and innovative local governments to monitor and evaluate service delivery performance vis a vis public expenditure at the local level, and to generate comparative temporal and spatial data and analysis of performance outcomes.