Components and areas of support
The ASA mechanism will invest in local, national and transnational civil society groups working to improve accountability for the right to education in partner countries. ASA will allocate up to US$55.5 million to support civil society organizations such as NGOs, parental, community-based, and teacher organizations in their advocacy and social accountability efforts.
Component 1 - Support for national civil society coalitions
This will strengthen the engagement of national civil society coalitions in education planning, policy dialogue and monitoring, by supporting their core functions of greater coordination and collaboration across civil society in national policy setting and monitoring. This will also fund advisory support to program planning and implementation of the Global Campaign for Education Global Secretariat and Regional Secretariats, as well as the regional and global advocacy of the GCE.
Component 2 - Social accountability
This component aims to strengthen civil society roles in promoting the transparency and accountability of national education sector policy and implementation. Social accountability grants will provide funding for activities such as: improving the transparency, participation, and accountability of sector policy dialogue; increasing the availability, sources and variety of information to formulate and act on relevant policy solutions; mobilizing citizens as right holders to monitor implementation of education policies and finance and use this information to hold duty bearers at all levels accountable.
Component 3 - Transnational advocacy
This component will provide grants for activities that create stronger global and transnational enabling environment for national civil society advocacy and accountability efforts. This will include funding for: joint advocacy to influence transnational education policy agendas; joint campaign initiatives; linking national efforts and evidence to global and regional influencing strategies and development of transnational learning capacities.