The 2nd Call for Proposals closed on January 6, 2014

The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) Second Call for Proposals is now closed. The Call for Proposals received 428 submissions from civil society organizations (CSO’s) and CSO-networks based and operating in one of the 33 countries that ‘opted-in’ to the GPSA. Grant amounts ranged from US$500,000 to US$1,000,000, however requests for funding below this range were also considered.

Grants are intended to provide strategic and sustained support to CSO projects with the following objectives:

  • Addressing critical governance and development problems through social accountability processes that involve citizen feedback and participatory methodologies geared to helping governments and public sector institutions solve these problems. Special emphasis is put on problems that directly affect extreme poor and marginalized populations.
  • Strengthening civil society’s capacities for social accountability by investing in CSOs’ institutional strengthening and through mentoring of small, nascent CSOs by well-established, larger CSOs with a track record on social accountability.

Country-Tailored Calls for Proposals 

Proposals must address the priority themes identified per country. Please review the table further below for details. Look for your country and open the PDF link to see the country-specific call for proposals.

How to apply

  1. The deadline for submitting grant applications is  January 6th, 2014 (23:59 GMT)
  2. Please note: all grant applications, without exception, must be submitted in English. The GPSA will not consider applications written in other languages.
  3. Read the general instructions on how to apply for a grant, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and process: please download the GPSA Grant Application Guidelines (pdf).
  4. Review your country’s priority theme(s) included in the country-tailored call for proposals. See the table further below on this page.
  5. All applications must be submitted using the GPSA online e-application platform. Applications submitted through any other means will not be accepted. 

    Link to the e-application platform

Application Form

The Application form consists of 3 parts. Each must be complete for your proposal to be considered.

Please note: Part 1 of the Application Form must be filled-out in the e-application platform. Parts 2 and 3 are to be uploaded as attachments into the e-application. (You may download and start working on Part 1 in Word, so that later you can cut and paste the contents into the e-application form).


For questions about the application process, you can contact the GPSA Help Desk by e-mail. Please also consult the list of Questions and Answers to see if your question is covered there. The FAQs will be updated weekly on the webpage for the benefit of all potential applicants.

Download the Call for Proposals by Country

Eastern Caribbean Countries:
 Antigua and Barbuda
 St. Kitts and Nevis
 St. Lucia
 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
 Bangladesh EN BA  Mongolia EN MN
 Belarus EN RU  Morocco EN FR AR
 Benin EN FR  Mozambique EN PT
 Dem. Rep. of the Congo EN FR  Namibia EN
 Dominican Republic EN ES  Niger EN FR
 Ghana EN  Paraguay EN ES
 Honduras EN ES  Philippines EN
 Indonesia EN IND  Rwanda EN
 Jamaica EN  Senegal EN FR
 Jordan EN AR  Tajikistan EN RU
 Kyrgyz Republic EN RU  Timor Leste EN TE
 Malawi EN  Togo EN FR
 Mali EN FR  Tunisia EN FR AR
 Moldova EN  Uganda EN



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