Guidance and Good PracticeOn CSO Development effectiveness
and enabling environment
Developed as a tool for awareness raising, the Guidance aims to
contribute to a broader understanding of the commitments on the CSO
enabling environment and CSO development effectiveness. It explains
what the commitments entail, while indicating key areas of good
practice. A variety of examples from both the global and the country level
The Task Team engages with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) because of their relevance to the Task Team’s work (link to about us). CSOs are expected to play a critical role in the SDGs, both as implementers and as watchdogs for accountability. Every year, progress in the realization of the SDGs is reviewed at global level at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York. The theme of the 2019 HLPF is empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. The SDGs that will be subjected to an in-depth review are: SDG 4 (education and lifelong learning), 8 (sustainable economic growth and decent work for all), 10 (reduced inequality), 13 (climate change), 16 (peaceful, just and inclusive societies) and 17 (means of implementation).
2017 Stockholm Civil Society Days
The Task Team organized the session Switching gears: Imagine you are someone else! Shift positions between CSO, donor and partner country government representative at the Stockholm civil Society Days. Incorporating a role-play, the purpose of the session was to create awareness of what drives other actors and what challenges they face in their environments.
2016 GPEDC High Level Meeting Nairobi
Please find more information about HLM2 and the various events and outcomes by clicking on the resources below. For more information about HLM2 please see the website of the GPEDC.
For further news on the GPEDC, including progress in implementing the Nairobi Outcome Document, please see the GPEDC News & Events page.
2016 Civicus Civil Society Week
2015 European Development Days
The European Development Days 2015 (EDD2015) were held in Brussels on 3-4 June 2015. For the development sector, 2015 was a historic year as it was the closing year for the Millennium Development Goals. The EDD mobilized the development community around a new, more inclusive and united approach. Sustainability was at the heart of the dialogue, with an important emphasis placed on themes relating to climate change and disaster risks, renewable energy and sustainable consumption and production.
For more information on the European Development Days, including past editions, please see the EDD webpage.
2014 GPEDC High Level Meeting Mexico
The 1st High Level Meeting (HLM1) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) was held in April 2014 in Mexico City. More than 1,500 development leaders participated to review progress in making development co-operation more effective, agree on actions to boost progress, and anchor effective development cooperation in the post-2015 agenda. The Task Team organized a focus session at HLM1.