All resourcesCSO Development effectiveness & enabling environment
The main tools developed by the Task Team are the Guidance & Good Practice and the Online Interactive Guidance. These tools are designed to build awareness on the need to engage civil society organizations (CSOs) in development processes. All other resources from the Task Team Studies, Events and Workshops are also published under resources.
Virtual multi-stakeholder workshop Bangladesh
The first successful virtual multi-stakeholder workshop on ‘Effective Engagement of CSOs in Development’ took place in Bangladesh on 17 June 2021. The session was attended by 55 participants across government, civil society and development partners in Bangladesh. The workshop was part of the Task Team’s 3-phased approach at country level and organized under the umbrella of Action Area 2.4 on Civil Society Partnerships of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), of which Bangladesh is currently a Co-chair.
The workshop was co-organized by the Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Finance in Bangladesh, the COAST Foundation, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dhaka. During the workshop, participants reflected on the CSO enabling environment and CSO development effectiveness in Bangladesh, and identified issues in need of further exploration such as coordination, inclusion, and enhancing shared learning.
The promotion of the workshop within Bangladesh resulted in 43 additional enrollments in the Task Team’s Online Interactive Guidance, of whom 30 participants have completed the course. During the closing session, participants posed for a group picture and gave a ‘thumbs-up’ to demonstrate their commitments to carry forward these discussions in Phase III, in which we hope to organize a physical workshop in Bangladesh.
2017 Indicator 2 Refinement Workshop
Indicator 2 of the GPEDC monitoring framework assesses whether civil society operates within an environment that maximizes its engagement in and contribution to development. The OECD/UNDP Joint Support Team (which oversees the GPEDC monitoring process), in collaboration with the Task Team, held a full-day workshop on 7 April 2017, to refine the GPEDC’s approach to monitoring Indicator 2.