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

August 30, 2013


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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • In February 2013, the Global Partnership for Social Accountability launched its first Call for Proposals on Social Accountability for Civil Society Organizations
  • A total of 216 CSOs from the 12 participating countries responded to the first Call for Proposals, out of which 9 applications were received from the Dominican Republic.

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 to win grants ranging from US$ 500,000 - US$ 1,000,000.

The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) is a coalition of donors, governments and CSOs that aims to improve development results by supporting capacity building for enhanced citizen feedback and participation. To achieve this objective, the GPSA provides strategic and sustained support to CSOs’ social accountability initiatives aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability.

Applications from the Dominican Republic

A total of 216 CSOs from the 12 participating countries responded to the first Call for Proposals, out of which 9 applications were received from the Dominican Republic. The GPSA Steering Committee (SC) selected “ Good Governance Practices for the Dominican Republic: encouraging changes in the culture of citizen participation and government management towards fairer, more equitable and participative fiscal policies” by Intermon OXFAM for $727,984 in funding under the GPSA grant program.  

Please review the proposal and register and post your comments at: https://bit.ly/15ydiXZ  from September 2-8, 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 September 8, 2013.

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

GPSA’s first grants for social accountability projects

In the Dominican Republic, the GPSA sought Social Accountability proposals from CSOs that addressed the following areas:

  • Growth with equity
  • Governance and fight against corruption
  • Quality of education, and
  • Strengthening of CSOs.

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