Civil society organisations from twenty developing countries prepare for second development co-operation monitoring round

CPDE will conduct its first-ever development co-operation monitoring training in Nairobi, Kenya this 15-16 January. The workshop will gather civil society organisation (CSO) representatives from twenty developing countries to ensure they make a meaningful contribution to the second monitoring round recently launched by the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC).

Trainees are CSO monitoring focal points in their own country. They are joined by two trade union members and a roster of trainers, including Vitalice Meja and Tetet Lauron, CPDE’s global monitoring focal points, and Brian Tomlinson, Chair of GPEDC’s Monitoring Advisory Group.

CPDE has already followed the first GPEDC monitoring round. However, this is the first time the platform has contributed to the exercise in coordination with national CSO focal points, having identified official representatives in sixty out of the 76 participating countries so far. “We hope our efforts will lead governments to systematically include CSOs in any evaluation of the quality of development co-operation,” notes Lauron, who also leads CPDE as one of its four Co-Chairs. “We are ready, politically and technically.”

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