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.
GPEDC AA 2.4 Webinar Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue in a Digital Time
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.
Global Partnership Initiative 12
Global Partnership Initiatives (GPIs) are voluntary initiatives which aim to advance the effective development cooperation commitments under the auspices of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). From 2014-2016, the Task Team led Global Partnership Initiative-12 (GPI-12):”CSO enabling environment framework and guidelines”. GPI-12 is referenced in the GPEDC’s Mexico Communiqué.
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.