Our work

The Task Team’s work

The Task Team’s work is concerned with advancing the roles of civil society in development in the context of international commitments on civil society and development as agreed at the Busan High Level Forum (2011), the Mexico High Level Meeting (2014), and more Recently the Nairobi High Level Meeting (2016).

The Task Team targets official development cooperation assistance providers, partner governments, CSOs and other development cooperation stakeholders at national, regional and global levels.


Policies that influence the space for civil society roles in development are continually being developed at various levels, from global to national. The Task Team seeks to influence policy and decision-making by raising awareness on global commitments and by reviewing policies and practice towards their implementation. It provides recommendations for ways forward that respect the international civil society-related agreements.

The Task Team also organizes events to convene different actors in dialogue and knowledge-sharing. Moreover, it commissions studies on issues of pertinence to the Task Team’s work.

Policy fora

Given its history of engagement with official international aid and development effectiveness dialogues, the Task Team is well placed to contribute not only to the efforts of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, but also to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), amongst others, while also seeking to foster country-level action.

For more detailed information about the Task Team’s work, please see the tab with our activities.

Relationship with other organizations

The Task Team exists alongside other networks seeking to advance particular thematic priorities or bottlenecks in achieving effective development cooperation and development effectiveness. These include, as examples, the post-Busan Building Blocks, the Asia Pacific Development Effectiveness Facility, or the International Aid Transparency Initiative. These networks, among others, operate independently while liaising with overarching global bodies such as the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC).