• CSO Statement on the 2017 DCF High-Level Symposium on ‘South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda’

    We, civil society organizations from different regions, strongly recognise the important contribution of South-South Cooperation in responding to the sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda. Not only is it a valuable complement to North-South cooperation in terms of development financing, it is also a means to promote effective development through learning and sharing technical […]

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  • CPDE Reaction to the 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) Ministerial Declaration

    Download and read the statement in Spanish. CPDE commends Member States and other stakeholders, including civil society, for their sustained ambition around the 2030 Agenda. CPDE acknowledges the engaged participation of all stakeholders in the HLPF, and in particular the 44 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) that were presented as a manifestation of governments’ commitments on […]

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  • Session 13 Thematic review: SDG 17: Investing in and Financing for SDGs

    In accordance with paragraph 84. of the 2030 Agenda, Member States have decided that the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) shall carry out regular voluntary reviews of the 2030 Agenda which will include developed and developing countries as well as relevant UN entities and other stakeholders. The reviews will be state-led, involving ministerial and other relevant high-level […]

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  • CPDE Statement on the May 2017 ECOSOC on Financing for Development (FfD) Follow-up

    CPDE commends the outcome document for acknowledging the importance of development co-operation and development effectiveness,1 however, substantial part of the Document works counter to the interest of the people. It remains void of references to women’s rights, human rights standards and principles while it echoes the rhetoric to shift the priority of the 2030 Agenda […]

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  • Europe should rise above its own development agenda: Statement on the EU Consensus on Development

    Read/Download in French or Spanish 29 May 2017  The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) welcomes the recently adopted EU Consensus on Development’s acknowledgment of effective development cooperation principles of transparency, mutual accountability, focus on results, and country ownership. We also acknowledge the importance it gave to poverty elimination, respect for the principles of the […]

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  • Bangkok Unity Statement

    Bangkok, Thailand – March 31, 2017 We, civil society organisations (CSOs) from around the world, have gathered in Bangkok alongside representatives of our partners in national governments and international institutions, to mark the seventh anniversary of the Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness. CSOs contribute in unique and essential ways to development as innovative agents of change and […]

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  • CPDE Statement on the Revision of the European Consensus on Development

    16 March 2017 As the European Union works to update its development policy framework, CPDE calls on the EU and its Member States to stay true to the goals of development and ensure that people and planet are at the heart of its policy. The European Commission proposed an update to the EU’s development policy […]

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  • Civil Society Assessment of the Nairobi Outcome Document

    10 February 2017 I. Introduction The 2nd High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (HLM2) was an important moment to ensure that Aid and Development Effectiveness commitments are upheld and all stakeholders commit to being accountable. For CSOs it was important to have an honest conversation around how all stakeholders have […]

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  • 2016 CPDE Global Synthesis Report

    Building upon the Global Synthesis Report (SR) 2015 baseline stocktaking on the state of Development Cooperation, CSO Enabling Environment, and CSO Development Effectiveness, the SR 2016 seeks to gauge, at the country-level, the status of the Unfinished or Core Business. These are the commitments made from the First High Level Forum in Rome (HLF-1) to […]

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  • How effective are International Non-Governmental Organisations?

    A study of INGO Support of the Development Effectiveness Agenda This study takes place within the activity framework of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) INGO constituency group and is part of a broader global reflection by CPDE on CSO effectiveness. The study aims to provide a snapshot of whether INGOs still nd the […]

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