[vc_row el_class="row-about"][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Objectives of the GPSA Knowledge Platform" use_theme_fonts="yes" el_class="about-title"][vc_column_text]The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) aims to provide strategic and sustained support to civil society organizations’ (CSOs) social accountability initiatives to ultimately improve governance and service delivery. This Knowledge Platform, complemented with offline activities, has been envisioned as the main tool for supporting the learning, networking and knowledge exchange of the GPSA’s grantees and of other CSOs working on social accountability in the global south.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="subrow-about"][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Platform Components" use_theme_fonts="yes" el_class="about-title"][vc_column_text]The GPSA Knowledge Platform is integrated by four functional modules: a knowledge repository, learning activities, a networking space and knowledge exchange forums. Although these modules appear to offer separate activities, in reality, they are closely interrelated and are mutually reinforcing.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner el_class="row-about-blocks"][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][vc_column_text]repository-icon[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][vc_column_text]learning-icon[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][vc_column_text]networking-icon[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][vc_column_text]exchange-icon[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" el_class="fullrow-desc" css=".vc_custom_1577941451870{background-color: #f2f2f5 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="GPSA" use_theme_fonts="yes" el_class="about-title"][vc_column_text]The Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) is a coalition of donors, governments and civil society organizations (CSOs) that aims to improve development results by supporting capacity building for enhanced citizen feedback and participation. The GPSA provides strategic and sustained support to beneficiary groups and civil society organizations (CSOs) in developing countries that are working with their governments, to promote greater transparency and accountability.
More on the GPSA: https://www.thegpsa.org/[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text="GPSA PROJECTS" use_theme_fonts="yes" el_class="about-title"][vc_column_text]The GPSA provides financial support for initiatives to improve the overall “ecosystem,” or enabling environment for social accountability, including specific social accountability programs and initiatives, for the institutional development of CSOs working on social accountability, and for knowledge generation and dissemination activities. Such support focuses on initiatives at the country level led by individual CSOs and multi-stakeholder coalitions as well as selective initiatives at the regional and global levels.

With the support of our Global Partners and donors, the GPSA is now supporting over 30 projects in 25 countries.

Projects operate in various sectors, such as health, education, social protection, water, and across issues such as public sector procurement and budget transparency.

GPSA Projects: https://www.thegpsa.org/project[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text="GPSA GLOBAL PARTNERS" use_theme_fonts="yes" el_class="about-title"][vc_column_text]The GPSA Global Partners are organizations that endorse the objectives and strategy of the GPSA and have joined it. To date, the GPSA have more than 300 Global Partners among CSOs, foundations, academic institutions and development organizations. The Global Partners contribute to the GPSA in different ways. Some share lessons from their practical experience, while others provide academic knowledge, technical expertise, funding and networking.

More on the GPSA Global Partners: https://www.thegpsa.org/partner[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text="ABOUT FUNDAR" use_theme_fonts="yes" el_class="about-title"][vc_column_text]In November 2013, Fundar, Center for Analysis and Research, a Mexican civil society organization, received a grant from the GPSA to design, develop and implement a knowledge platform. For more than 15 years, Fundar has carried out civic engagement, transparency, and social accountability projects, for which it has developed innovative approaches and methodologies. Fundar is part as well of many international and regional networks on such themes.

From November 2013 to August 2018, Fundar designed and managed the Knowledge Platform in close collaboration with the GPSA Secretariat during three different phases, which we aimed to continuously adapt and improve the platform based on lessons learned and members’ feedback.

During that time, together with the GPSA Secretariat, Fundar contributed to turning the GPSA Knowledge Platform into a dynamic knowledge exchange and networking platform with more than 4,500 members, who actively and regularly contribute to its activities, materials, reflections, and news and events. Fundar keeps collaborating on the Knowledge Platform to strengthen social accountability and is part of the GPSA Knowledge Platform Advisory Group.

More on Fundar: https://fundar.org.mx/

Announcement of the transition between Fundar and the GPSA: https://mailchi.mp/f5df544d8903/gpsa-knowledge-platform-management-moves-from-fundar-to-gpsa-secretariat[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]