Thursday, March 21, 2013
THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY Videoconference
Pastor Loreto Pacay Jr. of the Green Meadow Development Foundation Inc. (GMDFI) and Mr. Ronaldo Sumait, SPUP-KDC Librarian joined the eleven KDCs in the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) videoconference last February 28, 2013.
The 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 will contribute to country-level governance reforms and improved service delivery. To achieve this objective, the GPSA provides strategic and sustained support to CSOs’ social accountability initiatives aimed at strengthening transparency and accountability.
The objective of the videoconference is to further orient the CSOs to its First Global Call for Proposals. In The Philippines, the GPSA seeks proposals on Social Accountability from Civil Society Organizations that will a) Monitor whether beneficiaries are receiving cash transfers on time and receiving the correct amount with particular attention devoted to documenting any irregularities (e.g., whether cash cards are in the possession of beneficiaries, whether beneficiaries have to pay kickbacks to local officials/influential people, etc.); b) Help identify supply side bottlenecks in access and quality of schools (e.g., teacher absenteeism) and health centers (e.g., availability of trained birth attendants, medicines, etc.), while working in partnerships with communities, local government, and service providers; and c) Strengthen institutional capacity of CSOs working on Social Accountability.
The indicative funding range of the project is US$500,000-US$1,000,000. Grants can support up to 100% of the project’s total cost with an estimated duration of 3 to 5 years.