our theory of action
Through its grants, the GPSA facilitates collaboration of civil society organizations with governments, and engagement of citizens in joint, iterative problem solving in order to solve development problems, strengthen accountability and improve sector governance. Our theory of action describes this collaborative social accountability approach.
In 2012, the World Bank established the Global Partnership for Social Accountability as a Multi-donor Trust Fund with the purpose of bridging the feedback loop between what citizens want and what governments actually do.
The GPSA’s position at the World Bank is significant, as it gives us the opportunity to leverage the World Bank’s formidable institutional stature and relationship with governments and its partners to create an enabling environment for state-citizen collaboration, government responsiveness, and empowerment, participation and inclusion of citizens in the development process.