Round Table Discussion With Jim Yong Kim on Social Accountability and the Science of Delivery - Live Webcast
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Round Table Discussion With Jim Yong Kim on Social Accountability and the Science of Delivery - Live Webcast

Monday, December 17, 2012
2:30–4:00 pm ET (19:30-21:00 GMT or convert time)
World Bank Headquarters

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Managing Director Caroline Anstey and members of the newly selected Steering Committee of the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), discussed key issues and opportunities for engagement around social accountability and the science of delivery in a special roundtable discussion on Dec. 17.

The global panel explored how and to what extent social accountability, including citizen feedback mechanisms, can make development interventions more effective and improve service delivery.

In April 2012, the World Bank announced the establishment of the GPSA, a new facility aimed at scaling up support for social accountability by citizen groups and civil society organizations (CSOs) in developing countries. The Steering Committee consists of representatives from CSOs, donors and governments.

The discussion was opportunity to generate and gather valuable insights to shape the work of the GPSA.

Opening Remarks:
Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President

Caroline Anstey, World Bank Group Managing Director

Roby Senderowitsch, Program Manager, Global Partnership for Social Accountability, World Bank


Randi Ryterman, Director, Governance and Innovation, World Bank Institute and Delegate Chair of the GPSA Steering Committee
Abu Alam Md. Shahid Khan
, Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Bangladesh
Akwasi Aidoo, Executive Director, TrustAfrica
Maggie Carroll, Social Development Adviser, DfID
Lindsay Coates, Executive Vice President, InterAction
Magdalena Lizardo, Director, Economic and Social Analysis Unit, Ministry of Economy, Dominican Republic
Martin Abregu, Director of Human Rights and Governance, Ford Foundation
Randson Mwadiwa, Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, Malawi
Said Issa, Board Chairman, ANSA-Arab World

Read what others are asking
Will S. Martinez
How can citizens provide feedback when sometimes is very costly, in time and money to travel just to visit officials in large Capitals?
Jorge Coarasa
United States
Private sector provides 50% of health services in Africa. Yet the social accountability discussion at the WBG seems to center around services delivered by the public sector only. How can the GPSA extend social accountability to social services delivered by the private sector? Any role for IFC?
Osman Mora
hay que impulsar la reales repercusiones tangibles de la falta de compromiso individual y colectivo que despierte la mente de la gente en proceso de educación mas la gente preparada para formar una unidad de combate efectiva para la crear una cultura de mejor calidad de vida.
Miguel Ernesto Santacruz Paredes
La Responsabilidad Social debe ser tambien un mecanismo de Participación Ciudadana para crear incidencia e influencia en su área de acción y en sus comunidades. ¿Invierte el Banco Mundial en estas propuestas?
Swati Save
Sir: What would it take to uncollapse development from Politics? Swati
Touhid Ahmed
How can technology play a role in citizen feedback mechanism? Especially in low income country.
Aamir Mir
Technology allow us to get instatnt feedback.Why not to make this as an intergrated part of project, to have constant feedback during project cycle. Response Centre to be established at country and HQ to monitor and respond to coming feedback?
Osman Mora
Integridad social acompañada de una actuación empresarial mas comunitaria con énfasis a subsanar necesidades segmento con continuidad y retroalimente al entorno interno y externo.
How about we let society be a mechanism of accountability by making them responsible for monitoring government goals? Instead of having sessions where officials present out of context numbers, some social groups ask the questions, like in an auditory plan.
Douglas Musaazi
I think citizens can be trained and rewarded to use the Internet, social media, crowd-sourcing tools, maps to voice what is happening in their communities to authorities in Governments and the World for positive action, accountability, e.t.c
Gibrill Jalloh
Sierra Leone
how to make social acountability work when their are institutional problems with the supply side? how to incentivize the demand side to act when ther is a 'don't ask' tradition in a particular cultural setting?