Why the Global Partnership on Social Accountability (GPSA) is unique

In a blog post, Mr. John Garrison stated why he thinks the Global Partnership on Social Accountability (GPSA) is different funding sources, CSOs are represented in its governance:

"The GPSA is unique for several reasons.  First, it will provide longer term funding (3 -5 years) to CSOs as well as cover some of their institutional costs.  Second, the GPSA is the first Bank-managed funding mechanism to have CSOs with full representation on its governance structure.  The CSO representatives not only have the same number of seats – three – as the government and donor agencies representatives on the 10-member Steering Committee (which is chaired by the World Bank), but have the same voting power to select projects to receive funding and give overall direction to the program."