As a convenor, we bring together development cooperation providers (donors),
partner country governments and CSOs to engage in open and inclusive dialogue
to find common ground. As a knowledge broker, we raise awareness on
international commitments on CSOs in development and offer guidance,
evidence and practical tools to further their implementation.
- DEC 2019 / Second Task Team Stu...
- DEC 2019 / Task Team Meeting Ma...
- OCT 2019 / 10th meeting IAEG-SD...
- SEP 2019 / November 2019 Task T...
- JUN 2019 / Task Team’s Fi...
- APR 2019 / Civil Society Days, ...
Second Task Team Studies Workshop
The second Task Team Studies Workshop is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 February 2020, at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), in The Hague, The Netherlands and will be organized under the guidance of the Principle Researchers Alan Fowler (emeritus professor at ISS) and Kees Biekart (Associate Professor at ISS).
Task Team Studies Workshop 2
Task Team Meeting May 2020
The next Task Team Meeting will be held in the week of 11 – 14 May 2020 in Reykjavik, and will be hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland. The meeting is scheduled back-to-back with the International Donor Group Meeting and the OECD Community of Practice.
2020 TT Meeting Reykjavik
10th meeting IAEG-SDGs
The tenth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators, hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, will be held from 21 to 24 October 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (IAEG-SDGs). The Plenary Session is taking place from 22 – 24 October. The Task Team will be monitoring the outcomes closely and is particularly interested in any discussions revolving around the absence of a SDG indicator measuring the inclusion and participation of CSOs in the development process (achievement of the SDGs). More information on the IAEG-SDGs meeting can be found on the UN website.
November 2019 Task Team Meeting
The next Task Team Meeting will be held on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 November 2019 in Dublin, and will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Ireland. The meeting is scheduled back-to-back with the International Donor Group Meeting (Wednesday 27 November) as well as the first meeting of the OECD Community of Practice (Thursday 28 November).
2019 TT Meeting Dublin
Task Team’s First Country-level Workshop
On 27-28 June 2019, the Task Team co-created its first country-level workshop in Nairobi (Kenya), together with the Government of Kenya’s National Treasury and Planning, Reality of Aid Africa, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The theme of the workshop was “Going Further Together”, and focused on civil society organisation (CSO) development effectiveness and the CSO enabling environment. Watch a summary video of the workshop here.
The overall objective of the workshop was to generate an understanding of the international commitments on CSO development effectiveness and enabling environment; what this means in practice for different development actors; and the benefits that can ensue through means of good practice examples from other countries. The workshop aimed to contribute to SDG 17 (multi-stakeholder partnerships) by providing a starting point for a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform, and more understanding of stakeholders’ varied roles in advancing CSO engagement to achieve the SDGs.
A key outcome of the workshop was agreement amongst participants to start drafting a partnership framework for Kenya towards more meaningful and frequent multi-stakeholder dialogue.
27-28 June Workshop in Kenya
Civil Society Days, Paris
In April 2019 the Task Team reached its 10th anniversary. This was celebrated during the Civil Society Days on 4-7 June, 2019. The event is co-hosted by the OECD and the Task Team, and took place at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. More information on the Civil Society Days is available on the official event page and on our website under past activities.