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CPDE successfully holds the 2022 All Secretariats Meeting

12. Mai 2022 - 11:43

For the first time since the pandemic, the global, regional, sectoral, and task force secretariats of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) gathered for the All Secretariats Meeting in Paris, France.

 

The hybrid event featured presentations and discussions on the context of programme implementation, the platform’s accomplishments for 2021, results of last year’s constituency consultations, workshops on advocacy, membership engagement, and programme monitoring and evaluation around CPDE’s work on effective development cooperation agenda.

 

Capping the event was a brainstorm on the celebration of the 10th CPDE anniversary, happening in December, as well as bilateral consultations between the constituencies and the global secretariat. #

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CPDE to hold All Secretariats Meeting 2022

26. April 2022 - 11:49

The global civil society platform CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness is holding its All Secretariats’ Meeting (ASM) this May 2 to 5 in Paris, France.

The ASM gathers CPDE’s regional, sectoral, and task force coordinators to discuss platform operations issues and constituency concerns, agree on improved ways of working, and provide updates on key development cooperation and development effectiveness policy issues.

The meeting will be divided into seven sessions over three days, covering the following topics:

  • Reflecting on the 2021 CPDE work
  • Improving constituency programme monitoring
  • Overcoming challenges and learning lessons
  • Discussing constituency-level accountability
  • Aligning constituency initiatives with CPDE advocacy work
  • Developing measures to improve membership engagement
  • 10 years of CPDE (2012-2022)

This year’s All Secretariats’ Meeting marks the platform’s first face-to-face meeting since the start of the pandemic.

2022 also marks CPDE’s 10-year anniversary, setting the scene for an ASM that reflects on our platform’s accomplishments and challenges in the last decade and looks ahead to building a more interconnected network, aligned towards the principles of effective development cooperation. #

 

 

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Aid far from enough amid Covid recovery – CPDE

19. April 2022 - 5:39

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), an open platform of civil society organisations from around the world, calls for higher levels of official development assistance (ODA) amid the world’s fragile recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our call follows the release of 2021 figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which claimed that members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) allocated USD 178.9 billion to ODA, or development aid.

For decades, DAC members have failed to deliver on their commitment to contribute 0.7% of their gross national income (GNI) towards ODA, a valuable resource for addressing poverty and inequality in developing countries. The 2021 data simply continues this trend.

Only 33 cents for every $100 of national income were spent as ODA last year. While we acknowledge the increased ODA levels, we note that these came in the form of Covid-related expenses and non-programmable aid. The figures have been inflated with the costs of in-donor refugee and student costs, as well as in-excess vaccine donations, which were not purchased in the interest of development partners.

This reneging on ODA commitment among donor countries cannot continue. We believe it is unacceptable, especially as humanity continues to hurdle the impacts of the pandemic on top of the existing socioeconomic crises. Drawing from our global multistakeholder study on the effectiveness of Covid response, higher levels of aid, made available in more flexible and unconditional terms, will be critical to recovery.

We especially point to the situation the Global South, where countries face unprecedented levels of extreme poverty, hunger, and unemployment. These challenges demand more urgent, swift, and decisive action from DAC members around boosting their aid contributions. We urge them to uphold the integrity of aid as well as the development effectiveness principles of country ownership of development priorities, results focus, transparency and accountability, and inclusive partnerships, in their use of development aid. We also join the DAC CSO Reference Group in their call to mobilise fresh and much needed aid, and prioritise unconditional grants.

At the start of the Covid outbreak, our platform said that a pandemic calls for international solidarity, and a collective endeavour of looking after each other. Then as now, we ask donors to take the challenge of rebuilding our social fabric, making sure we leave no one behind in our recovery from the pandemic.#

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Grand Launch of CPDE Capacity Development materials for CSOs

18. April 2022 - 5:29

Last April 12, 2022, global civil society platform CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) has launched its capacity development materials for civil society organisations (CSOs): the network management and project management modules, and advocacy toolkit. More info: https://csopartnership.org/2022/03/save-the-date-launch-of-cpde-capacity-development-materials-for-csos/ Download the materials: https://csopartnership.org/capacity-development-for-csos/

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CPDE launches 2022 VNR survey on SDG implementation

28. März 2022 - 6:16

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) invites civil society organisations (CSOs) from around the world to share their experiences on the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG implementation), through its annual VNR study.

In line with the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (UN HLPF) theme “Building Back Better”, the annual CPDE VNR Study for 2022 wants to gather insights and evidence on how the pandemic impact and response has been incorporated into VNR reporting and the SDG national implementation plans for Agenda 2030.

To reflect the knowledge-building that might have taken place for CSOs responding for the second or third time, the 2022 survey has incorporated new questions on how the VNR reporting process might have changed or improved, viewed through the lens of effective development cooperation.

The survey is available in English, Spanish, and French, via the following links:

EN: https://bit.ly/CPDEVNR2022
ES: https://bit.ly/AOEDENV2022
FR: https://bit.ly/POEDENV2022

The deadline for responses is 30 April 2022.

You may access last years’ CPDE VNR study here, and below is its video summary:

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Kyrgyzstan: Highlighting CSO effectiveness through public dialogue

25. März 2022 - 4:59

Nash Vek, a Kyrgyz CSO promoting sustainable development and development effectiveness through information, education, monitoring and lobbying for the active participation of citizens in development and democratic processes is the CPDE regional representative in Central Asia.

Last December 2021, during the 10 days of action on human rights and civic space, they organized a series of 3 live broadcasts with national CSO representatives in order to enhance the image of CSOs and increase confidence of various stakeholders towards their action in a context of shrinking civic space in the country. 

Three (3) live broadcasts were held throughout the month of December:

 

  • A dialogue on the relations between the State and the CSOs” between Dzhanaeva Olga Nikolaevna, head of “OO Alga“, and Balabasova Zhadyra from the Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Fund. They shared their knowledge and experience in relation to women’s organizations. Through collective action, they manage to solve women’s issues at the local and regional level and seek to achieve gender equality.

 

 

 

In January 2022, due to the deteriorating pandemic, and the political unrest in neighboring Kazakhstan, they could not pursue their planned live broadcasts, but those conducted in December were received very positively.

In February, they were able to conduct an additional broadcast remotely on the topic: “What is the use of CSOs, and how to support CSOs”. The discussion between  Anna Kirilenko, Executive director of the Biom Ecological Movement, and Nurgul Nurkiyazovna Dzhanaeva, President of the Forum of Women’s NGOs of the Kyrgyz Republic, tackled the situation of environmental CSOs and their contribution to the ecology and human health in Kyrgyzstan.

In April, they are planning to continue to conduct live broadcasts with the invitation of various representatives of Kyrgyz and Central Asian CSOs. They plan to devote a series of live broadcasts to the prevention of political, economic, environmental and social risks and threats, in relation to the on-going war in Ukraine. 

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SAVE THE DATE: Launch of CPDE Capacity Development materials for CSOs

23. März 2022 - 8:03

Global civil society platform CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), is pleased to invite you to the launch of its capacity development materials for civil society organisations (CSOs): the network management and project management modules, and advocacy toolkit, happening 12 April 2022, 8AM Argentina, 1PM France, and 7PM Philippines.

Through the event, CPDE aims to help equip CSOs with skills and best practices in managing programmes, organising and promoting engagement in networks, and launching and sustaining advocacy campaigns especially on development cooperation. This way, CPDE also promotes CSO development effectiveness, as part of its commitment to the Istanbul Principles.

The activity kicks off CPDE’s 10th year of uniting CSOs from around the world on issues of effective development cooperation.

Sign up for the event here. It is available in English, Spanish, and French.#

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CPDE Feminist Group to discuss best practices in increasing rural women’s economic empowerment

14. März 2022 - 8:28

In time for the 66th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) session, the CPDE Feminist Group is holding a parallel event to discuss best practices in increasing rural women’s economic empowerment, on 15 March 2022 4-5:30AM EST | 8-9:30AM GMT | 10-11:30AM CAT.

Through this activity, the Feminist Group, composed of Corporación Humanas, PACFAW, Centro de Estudio , Coordinadora dela Mujer, Musonet Mali, Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan, Beyond Beijing Committee, and New Woman Foundation, aims to:

  1. discuss best practice of women’s economic empowerment in 4 countries: challenges, existing mechanisms that support rural women’s entrepreneurship, factors for success,
  2. share best practices of state support to women-led businesses,
  3. collecting recommendations in advancing rural women’s economic empowerment

 

Session speakers are from four regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, and MENA.

To register, sign up via this link.#

 

 

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BCSDN holds regional workshop on cooperating with the private sector for the common good

8. März 2022 - 9:55

Last Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN) led a regional workshop on CSO and private sector engagement in development partnerships, entitled Unusual Allyship for the Common Good: CSO – Private Sector Cooperation.

The event brought together a handful of speakers from across the Western Balkans; all with very different trajectories but who ultimately have the same goal: to engage the business sector in order to bring about meaningful social change in their communities.

Following opening remarks from BCSDN’s Acting Director General Anja Bosilkova-Antovska, the conversation was kicked off by Ana Zbona, head of the Civil Liberties and Human Rights Defenders Programme at the Business & Human Rights Resource Center. Through a human rights lens, Ana set the scene by providing an overview of the relationship between business, states and civil society. She highlighted the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) as the normative standard for defining the duties of states and the responsibilities of business with respects to international human rights law.

Next up was Nikica Kusinikova, Executive Director of NGO Konekt in North Macedonia. Nikica relayed her CSO’s experience of engaging the banking sector to “stimulate and promote private donation and social responsibility aimed at effective and long-term development of Macedonia.” She explained how by connecting donors with the civil society sector, Konekt enables constituents to implement their vision of the changes they want to see in their communities.

Kostantina Keruti, Program Manager at Partners Albania followed with a very enlightening presentation on one of the organisation’s initiatives: Business Speed Dating. The event consists of meetings between non-profit sector representatives and private companies where NPOs are each given a few minutes to pitch their social project proposals to the companies in one-on-one meetings and then rotate when the time is up. It is an innovative way to connect non-profits to potential investors. She explained how it’s important for non-profits to speak the business language in order to attract them. This is why Partners Albania offers non-profits a series of training programs, consultancy and long-term mentoring on adopting appropriate business models.

Christina Forester, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Heartbeats Innovations and Communication, also underlined the importance of understanding each other’s unique contexts and language when it comes to engagements between business and civil society.  Christina outlined her company’s carefully selected set of methodology and approaches starting with making sure non-profits have a well-thought-out content marketing strategy to attract the business sector and garner the resources they need .

The following presentation was given by Anamarija Velinovska Project Manager at Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje (IDSCS). She shared her valuable experience in replicating research done on EU accession across different countries in the Western Balkans.

Concluding the interventions from the impressive panel of speakers was Asib Zakir – Executive Director of REDI NGO. Led by a team of young Roma Professionals from different European countries, REDI aims to provide access to affordable finance for Roma entrepreneurs in Central, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans and provide technical assistance for the selected pool of entrepreneurs to increase their expertise and skills. The focus of Asib’s presentation was the REDI Recycling project, which aims to uplift Roma waste collectors through social enterprise, using a circular economy for recycling secondary raw materials. He explained how the project is a win-win situation for all stakeholders involved.

The last part of the event consisted of a lively discussion with audience questions and sharing of best practices.

Watch this space for more events supported by CPDE across its regions and sectors on how civil society can engage the private sector to advance effective development cooperation.#

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CPDE’s demands for effective private sector engagement in development cooperation

7. März 2022 - 5:11

What are the demands of the global platform CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) to effectively engage private sector in development cooperation? Civil society organisations under CPDE ask all development actors “ensure that the private sector adheres to development effectiveness principles, and standards for human rights, labour, and transparency and accountability.” More specifically, CPDE asks businesses to abide by guidelines set by the International Labour Organisation, the United Nations, and the OECD. CPDE asserts that states should play the central role in providing public goods and services and universal social protection. Concretely, CPDE proposes ending development financing for businesses that privatise basic social services, undermine people’s livelihood, and increases inequality. Further, CPDE asks governments and civil society to work together to ensure the highest standards for transparency and accountability. CPDE advocates the recognition and protection of communities’ development rights, and the promotion of small and medium-size enterprises and local entrepreneurs, in support for national industrialization. Finally, CPDE demands the strengthening of labour protection, and the promotion of the right to collective bargaining, trade union formation, and collective action.

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Call for applicants: Country Social Enterprise Technical Adviser

4. März 2022 - 4:28

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) is an open platform that brings together CSOs, as well as thematic groups and sectors, from different countries to engage in development cooperation and the effectiveness agenda. It works to make development more responsive by contributing to reshape the global aid architecture and providing technical support to CSOs engaging with development partners.

Towards crafting a strategy for private sector engagement in development cooperation advocacy, CPDE identified social enterprises as potential partners in this endeavor. It then sought a partnership with the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA) to explore how their member civil society organizations may potentially engage social enterprises as partners in development cooperation advocacy. This project, “Social Enterprises as Potential Partners in Development Cooperation Advocacy,” is ISEA’s response to CPDE’s offer for partnership.

CPDE members from 8 countries have committed to participate: Indonesia and the Philippines in Asia; El Salvador and Argentina in Latin America; Tanzania and Zimbabwe in Eastern Africa; Palestine in Middle East and North Africa, and Albania in Europe.

We are then seeking Social Enterprise Technical Advisers, who should be recognised social enterprise practitioner, scholar and/or supporter who is knowledgeable about the context and key actors in the social enterprise sector and their partnerships, if any, with civil society organisations and networks – in the specific country.

In particular, the Country Social Enterprise Technical Adviser shall work with the country research team to:

  1. Provide inputs about the country context that defines the broader environment within which the social enterprise sector is evolving/developing;
  2. Serve as resource person on the state of the social enterprise sector including their advocacy initiatives and collaboration with civil society in the country;
  3. Provide contacts and linkages for potential key informants/participants from relevant civil society organisations/networks, social enterprise practitioners/ networks, social enterprise resource institutions, and government agencies that can be engaged by the country team in the action research and country dialogue;
  4. Provide leads and contacts on potential social enterprise emblematic cases that can be featured as caselets to exemplify models of social enterprise and their engagements with the poor and marginalised sector;
  5. Provide inputs useful to the in analysis of the action research results;
  6. Review the country action research report and recommend changes/refinements relevant to the objectives of the action research, the outline agreed upon and and mindful that the report will input into a process of defining CSO-SE agenda for development effectiveness at the country and global levels;
  7. Participate in the country dialogue and provide relevant inputs to the country SE-CSO Advocacy Agenda for Development Effectiveness resulting from the country dialogue.

More details are in this document. Please submit your application letter and resume to: ctiongson@isea-group.net until 21 March 2022.

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Le BCSDN dirigera un atelier régional sur l’engagement des OSC et du secteur privé dans les partenariats de développement.

1. März 2022 - 6:40

Le Réseau de développement de la société civile des Balkans (BCSDN) et le Partenariat des OSC pour l’efficacité du développement invitent les organisations de la société civile à leur atelier régional sur l’engagement des OSC et du secteur privé pour les partenariats de développement, intitulé “Alliances inhabituelles pour le bien commun : Coopération OSC – secteur privé”.

Cet événement, qui aura lieu en ligne le 3 mars à 14 heures CET (14 heures à Bruxelles, 21 heures à Manille), réunira plusieurs intervenants qui discuteront des possibilités d’engagement entre la société civile et le secteur privé dans le contexte de la coopération au développement. Par le biais de cet atelier, le BCSDN souhaite inspirer d’autres OSC à initier de tels partenariats qui vont au-delà de la mobilisation des ressources et des dons des entreprises.

Comme l’affirme le BCSDN, “tout en essayant de repenser nos approches pour une autonomisation plus poussée et plus efficace de la société civile, nous devons garantir des partenariats durables avec des partenaires qui partagent nos réalités, mais qui peuvent en même temps offrir d’autres perspectives. Reconnaissant le besoin toujours plus grand d’obtenir l’adhésion de parties prenantes plus larges pour atteindre des objectifs durables ambitieux, les OSC doivent mieux s’engager avec d’autres acteurs tels que les gouvernements, les donateurs, mais aussi le secteur des affaires, pour travailler à une coopération au développement plus efficace.”

“Ensemble, nous explorerons les leçons apprises et les bonnes pratiques de collaboration pour des objectifs communs, et partagerons des exemples d’apport de changements positifs dans nos communautés”, ajoute le BCSDN.

Inscrivez-vous à l’événement ici, et retrouvez le programme ci-dessous :

PROGRAMME
14:00 – 14:15 :

Remarques préliminaires (Anja Bosilkova-Antovska, directrice générale par intérim du BCSDN)

Donner le ton (Ana Zbona, responsable du programme “Libertés civiques et défenseurs des droits humains” au Business & Human Rights Resource Center)

14:15 – 15 : 00
Les entreprises et les droits humains : L’exemple de la coopération entre les OSC et le secteur bancaire en Macédoine du Nord (Nikica Kusinikova, Directrice exécutive de l’ONG Konekt)

Speed Dating : Créer des passerelles entre les OSC et les entreprises (Kostantina Keruti, responsable de programme chez Partners Albania)

Innovation et changement pour le bien commun : Coopération entre les start-ups et les OSC (Christina Forester, cofondatrice et associée directrice de Heartbeats Innovations and Communication)

Efforts conjoints pour l’élaboration de politiques de qualité : Comprendre les expériences de chacun (Anamarija Velinovska, chef de projet à l’Institut pour la démocratie “Societas Civilis” – Skopje)

L’espoir dans l’esprit d’entreprise : REDI Recycling (Asib Zakir – Directeur de programme de l’ONG REDI)

15:10 – 15:40
Discussion

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13 CSOs launch report on SDGs implementation

24. Februar 2022 - 3:09

 

At the online launch of the 6th edition of the Progressing National SDGs Implementation report, 13 civil society organisations (CSOs) from around the world, including the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), called on governments and other global development stakeholders to “redouble their efforts to address gaps and work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda,” amid the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report is an annual, independent review and analysis of how governments are implementing the 2030 Agenda. It examines the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) reports submitted to the United Nations HLPF every year, as well as a sample of related civil society reports. Moreover, it provides an assessment of progress on SDGs implementation, identifies best practices, and suggests improvements to VNR reports and processes.

Specific findings on civic space include the following:
  • An enabling environment and open civic space are essential conditions for the effective engagement of non-state actors, including civil society, in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Consistent with previous years, the 2021 Voluntary National Review (VNR) reports were largely silent on the issue of shrinking civic space for civil society, although this is now a clearly established global trend.
  • Civil society parallel reports provide important information on how civic space is being closed in different countries, but these reports have no status in official VNR processes at national, regional or international levels.

You may access the Policy Brief on civic space here.

Some recommendations towards Leaving No One Behind as the world recovers from Covid-19 were:
  • Future VNRs should include reference to international and global commitments on COVID-19 and outline how multiple stakeholders can be involved to address crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
  • There must be report on how it affected the means of implementation of the SDGs, highlighting actions taken to address the crisis and reduce its impact. For countries presenting a subsequent VNR report to the HLPF, identify where progress has been made since initial policy and data assessments and provide information on changes between reporting years at national and subnational levels and for the furthest behind.
  • Ensure that stakeholders continue to be engaged even in light of challenging situations (e.g. Covid-19 pandemic) by promoting resilience and finding alternative ways through which to secure participation.

You may access the Policy Brief on Leaving no one behind here.

The final report, brought together by Cooperation Canada, ActionAid, Action for Sustainable Development, Arab NGO Network for Development, BOND, CEPEI, CPDE, Forus International, Global Focus, IISD, Save the Children, Sight Savers, WorldVision, is available here.

You may also download the Report’s highlights here.

Interested parties may access the previous edition (2020-2021) of the report here. #

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BOOK LAUNCH: Monitoring private sector engagement in development cooperation

21. Februar 2022 - 4:19

The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) and the Reality of Aid Network (RoA) warmly invites everyone to the launch of Monitoring private sector engagement in development cooperation: A handbook for civil society organisations, happening 2 March 2022 | 1PM Brussels | 7am Bogota | 3PM Nairobi | 8PM Manila.

Initiated by the CPDE PSE Task Force, the handbook is a resource intended to equip CSOs with the conceptual and technical know-how in producing monitoring reports. It introduces CSOs to private sector engagement in development cooperation and the Kampala Principles, and provides frameworks and research methods to guide CSOs in developing their own monitoring reports of PSE in their own contexts.

Through the event, CPDE hopes to popularise the resource and to promote dialogue and peer learning among various development actors. The launch also aims to:

  • discuss the importance of monitoring mechanisms for private sector engagement in development cooperation by development actors, focusing on the role of CSOs
  • situate the CSO Handbook within the different resources for monitoring PSE, highlighting its role in forwarding effective development cooperation
  • share best practices of CSOs from CPDE constituencies, on how they utilised the CSO Handbook in conducting their case study research on PSE in their respective contexts

The event will be held in EN, ES, and FR. To register, sign up via this link.

Download the handbook in EN/ES/FR here.

Watch CPDE PSE Learning Session, held last November 2021 for members:

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Asia constituency launches fresh data on the CSO Aid Observatorio platform

14. Februar 2022 - 7:36

As Asia-Pacific struggles to cope with COVID-19, a global recession, and existing development challenges, it is imperative that aid must be used effectively and efficiently. Initiatives for monitoring and analyzing the quantity and quality of aid in the region must be scaled up in order to ensure the transparency and accountability of donors and development institutions. Impacts of development projects that serve to worsen existing inequalities must also be exposed, as the vulnerable and marginalized continue to bear the brunt of the consequences. In the middle of all these efforts is the need to highlight the voices of the affected communities, of peoples’ organizations (POs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) experiencing and addressing such impacts on-ground.

Reality of Aid-Asia Pacific (RoA-AP) thus launches new reports, narratives, and research on its CSO Aid Observatorio platform, a CSO-initiated and maintained database of development projects funded through the Official Development Assistance (ODA) or funded by International Finance Institutions (IFIs). The platform offers on-ground narratives and evidence-based analyses of development projects in fragile nations and developing countries. 

The platform now houses 28 reports of various development projects, from 15 recipient countries in the region, stretching from Azerbaijan to Papua New Guinea. The database also covers projects funded by five IFIs and six donor governments. Timely updates on the platform include projects on COVID-19 response and recovery, in addition to existing infrastructure and service-oriented development projects. 

The impacts of these projects are monitored and evaluated against Development Effectiveness Principles and of the following areas: human rights, democracy, peace and security, and environment or climate. Relevance and linkage to achieving the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are also assessed. As of the current update, the platform has brought to light the plight of almost 300,000 affected households from these development projects. 

Delving deeper into these reports, the platform features new narratives and research. Data stories probing into donor interests and impacts of development projects in the region are new additions to the website. Articles from CSO Campaigns or advocacy campaigns of communities or grassroots and people’s organizations for the assertion of their democratic rights and for seeking transparency and accountability from government and other providers, are also now on the site. 

Deep Dives (or policy briefs) on the Asian Development Bank’s impact on peace and security in the region and on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s road infrastructure projects have also been launched. Knowledge products published on the platform serve to contribute to the existing research on aid monitoring and effectiveness in the region. 

Furthermore, in our efforts to make the CSO Aid Observatorio Training Handbook more accessible to CSOs from around the globe, translations to Spanish, French, Bahasa, Arabic, Russian and Nepali can now be found on the website. 

The platform will only improve from now on, as RoA-AP and its partner CSOs will remain vigilant of how aid is managed and utilized by donor countries, IFIs and national governments. With this, the CSO Aid Observatorio will continue to promote a human rights-based, people-powered sustainable development for the region and beyond. 

The CSO Aid Observatorio is supported by the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) and the European Commission (EC). 

For correspondence, email roaap_secretariat@realityofaid.org.

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SAVE THE DATE: Launch of 6th Progressing national SDGs implementation

4. Februar 2022 - 4:33

Thirteen civil society organisations (CSOs) from around the world have worked together to draft the 6th edition of the Progressing National SDGs Implementation report, which will be launched on 23 February 2022 from 2:30PM to 4:15PM GMT (11:30AM ARG | 3:30PM FRA | 10:30PM PHL). The report* is an annual, independent review and analysis of how governments are implementing the 2030 Agenda, and CPDE has been supporting this initiative for the past years. 

The study examines the VNR reports submitted to the United Nations HLPF every year, as well as a sample of related civil society reports. The review provides an assessment of progress on SDGs implementation, identifies best practices, and suggests improvements to VNR reports and processes.

The February 23 event will bring together representatives from civil society, the UN system, governments and youth to discuss key findings of the research, challenges and good practices around implementing the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Stakeholders are invited to engage in roundtable discussions and share their experiences while preparing for and participating in Voluntary National Review (VNR) processes.

Registration for the event is available here.

*Interested parties may access the previous edition (2020-2021) of the report here. #

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