The conclusion of the Post Busan Interim process marks a new beginning where the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation structure will replace the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness (WP-Eff).
Civil society played a key role in completing this transition with its global mobilization and input to multi-stakeholder policy dialogue.
To reflect on these civil society accomplishments and experience, and in conjunction with the final meeting of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness, BetterAid in cooperation with Open Forum have launched:
A remarkable achievement authored by Brian Tomlinson, the report tells the story of civil society processes, milestones, and challenges - from the official recognition of CSOs as independent development actors at the 3rd High Level Forum in Accra, Ghana (2008) to the first contribution as full and equal stakeholders at the 4th High Level Forum in Busan, Republic of Korea (2011).
In this reference period, the report documents the experience of civil society in relation to:
- CSO-led and official processes at global, regional and country level: including the groundbreaking role of BetterAid as the official civil society interlocutor in WP-Eff, the worldwide consultations of the Open Forum process to define CSOs’ own effectiveness, and collaboration on the common CSO Asks for the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness.
It also addresses
- CSO challenges in ensuring democratic process towards development effectiveness
- Quotes and reflections from civil society and multi-stakeholder representatives involved.
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