The Task Team’s Key Messages
The Task Team has developed four key messages to reinforce the Busan commitments. These form the basis of its efforts in influencing policy and decision-making to advance the role of civil society in development. These messages are:
- Deepen democratic ownership
- Pursue enhanced CSO effectiveness, accountability and transparency recognizing CSOs have a responsibility for accountability to varied stakeholders including: governments in CSOs’ countries of operation; development cooperation providers and other funders of CSOs; CSOs’ boards; CSOs’ constituencies and beneficiaries; and, CSO principles and standards such as the Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness
- Implement official development cooperation with civil society and CSOs consistent with principles of aid and development effectiveness as pertain specifically to them
- Promote and protect enabling civil society-related laws, regulations, policies and practice, consistent with internationally and regionally agreed rights and associated good practice.
For more information please refer to the full Key Messages.