Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Journey from Istanbul: How CSOs Implement the Principles for Development Effectiveness

This month of April, Development Effectiveness will be discussed among high level representatives during the Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico. Over 1300 development leaders are expected to join Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría in Mexico City to review global progress in making development co-operation more effective.

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Ahead of the meeting, CONCORD recently published the briefing paper HOW EUROPEAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS STRIVE FOR THEIR DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS highlighting how European CSOs have put the Istanbul Principles into practice since 2011. It serves as one of the inputs for the High Level Meeting, focusing on progress in development effectiveness since Busan. The briefing paper can be downloaded here.

“The Journey from Istanbul: Evidences on the implementation of the CSO DE Principles” is a review of evidence initiated by the CPDE Working Group on CSO Development Effectiveness. The project was launched to showcase experiences, practices, and lessons learned by different organisations in performing their various mandates in terms of implementing the Istanbul Principles and promoting the concept of CSO Development Effectiveness. It highlights how CSOs have worked to improve their effectiveness following the adoption of the Istanbul Principles and the International Framework for CSO Effectiveness. Stories were gathered from 19 CSOs drawn from different sectors and in different countries, among others the Czech Republic.
The review is available for download here.

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