Chief Correspondent, Governance and Anti-Corruption, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Date: Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET (15:45 – 17:30 GMT or convert time) Location: World Bank
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President Jim Yong Kim and the Global Partners of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability, meet to discuss how civil society can help strengthen public institutions for accountability and put citizens at the center of development.
Stella Dawson, Chief Correspondent on Governance and Anti-Corruption at Thomson Reuters will interview Dr. Kim. Join the conversation online or in person.
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About the GPSA Global Partners Forum:
More than 160 Global Partners from civil society, private sector, governments and the donor community gather at the GPSA Global Partners Forum (May 14-15). The Forum serves to recognize, connect, and share knowledge with many relevant actors in the field of Social Accountability.
Can the all the financial records be maintained and made transparent by 2015 A. D. or say by 2020 A.D. on all the Hard earned, Tax Payers Money in many countries along with the Finance Fund by WB/ IMF on all the Projects? The reason to ask this question is, unless executives are held responsible as well as accountable, the fantastic non-productive activities will not stop, and this world will not be able to meet the deadline of MDG by 2030 A.D. is what we've started believing by now. Hope, you'll touch this point, in your all important discussion, please.
Dr.Rakesh Kumar Manhar
What efforts are being taken to improve political environment across the world to reduce inequalities ?
Dr. Ananh Norasingh
The Forum serves to recognize, connect, and share knowledge with many relevant actors in the field of Social Accountability. By putting citizens at the center of development that is good. However, at the present time,you need a practical expert to solve the problems, because there are no time left.
Ok Min Cheol
What is motivation of donation in west society?
I think donation is duty in western society...
There seems to be frequent re-structuring and changes in the Bank's programmes, every three years with regard to governance work. For example, in last 10 years we have seen several programmes, World Bank Institute's Social Accountability Practice in South Asia, South Asia Social Accountability Network (SASANet), Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA) and now the GPSA. Such changes is affecting the continuity and the sustainability of governance work on the ground. By the time a programme reach the people and start gaining a momentum, it is changed by the Bank. Being the President, can you please do the needful for continuing a particular programme for a minimum period of 10 years and ensure its effectiveness.
Particularly marginalized group (including children) often don't have the knowledge and skills to make effective use of social accountability tools - or access public accountability mechanisms. What strategies does the Bank promote to ensure they can and do access them?
Kedar Khadka, GoGo Foundation
GPSA is a great initiative from the World Bank engaging civil society organization to viral social accountability concept globally. However, it seems that Bank has not yet been taken social accountability initiatives as "cross cutting". So, could you please ensure that this initiative is not "Just New Fashion" to romanticize civil society organization from the globe?
Mr President, could you please ensure your commitment towards institutionalizing social accountability promotion as "cross cutting" theme for the World Bank?