There is an opportunity for the Task Team to undertake another study following successful completion of the Comparative Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives (MSIs) Study in 2016. The new study is intended to fill knowledge needs and gaps in relation to the Task Team’s work and its mandate on CSO development effectiveness and the CSO enabling environment.
The Task Team has commissioned a Knowledge Professional, Ms. Veriene Melo, who will undertake an initial literature review for the first phase of the study.
Building on lessons from the previous study, the literature review will focus on recent studies on MSIs and the developments that have occurred since the previous studies were finalized. This will include review of academic literature, but also relevant policy papers in the realms of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, as the two policy arenas the Task Team is most engaged in.
Findings from the literature review will be used to inform further debate within the Task Team on knowledge needs or gaps that can be addressed through future in-depth studies. The literature review phase is expected to be finalized by the end of May 2018.