• Time to make sure young people help to rewrite the rules of development

    This post first appeared in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation Blog. It’s not always immediately obvious why young people should care about effective development co-operation. Even for those in development circles, it has been the inclusive and broad-based process of shaping the next Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) – the “what” of development – that […]

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  • Women Leadership in African Society

    Christine Andela was interviewed by Elomo Andela, African Representative in the CPDE Working Group on the Enabling Environment for Civil Society and Member of the CPDE Communications Working Group Interview date: Wednesday 2 July 2014. Following the election of Catherine Samba-Panza as the first female president of the Central African Republic, are we likely to […]

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  • Uganda’s UN Presidency and the Post-2015 Agenda

    Uganda is set to head the United Nations General Assembly – and the Ugandan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sam Kuteesa, will be the President of 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. While this is a prestigious position that has not come easily for Kuteesa, if the online petition is anything to go by, […]

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  • CSO Continuing Campaign for Effective Development: Focus on the Implementation of Istanbul Principles

    Since 2011 when the Busan HLF4 shifted the global dialogue from aid to development effectiveness, civil society had been at the forefront of campaigning for effective development—recognizing that aid has the potential to eliminate the root causes, as well as the symptoms of poverty, inequality and marginalization. Under the banner of the CSO Partnership for […]

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  • Youth as Partners in Development

    About half of the world’s population – nearly 3 billion people – is aged 25 years old and below. Almost 90% of this three billion figure live in developing countries and accounts for a sizeable chunk in the global labor force. Addressing the needs of the youth remains a global challenge but far from being […]

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  • Data Revolution – The fulcrum for delivering the development effectiveness agenda

    Real access to and use of data is crucial for development co-operation, and for the billions of people whom this co-operation aims to benefit. For development co-operation stakeholders, real access to data allows for transparency as well as better planning, targeting and review. For beneficiaries, real access enables ownership and accountability, while strengthening participation. As […]

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  • The Promise of Shared Prosperity: Leave No One Behind, Let No One Get Away

    Years of extreme weather events have put the science of climate change in the spotlight—forwarding irrefutable evidence that the planet is indeed at the brink of unmanageable and irreversible change. Informed by climate science, efforts to prevent the looming climate crisis have led us to alternative practices that are key to sustainable development. Unfortunately, the […]

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  • On CSO Enabling Environment: Strengthening donor engagement on CSO funding and protection

    General commitments have been made to create a CSO enabling environment back in Busan and much has already been said in its lack of realization. Nonetheless, shrinking space for civil society and increased criminalisation of dissent remain among the most worrying trends faced by CSOs in all parts of the world. In this respect, donor […]

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  • Global Accountability: Reserved mainly for inter-governmental development cooperation?

    As a pillar of the post-2015 agenda, accountability is crucial in delivering a transformative framework for sustainable development, along with the sustainable development goals and the means of implementation. The UN Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) has an important role is shaping the renewed global partnership for development and delivering the global accountability mechanisms that will […]

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  • The Private Sector and Its Role in Development: A Trade Union Perspective

    As the different elements of a Post 2015 Development gradually emerge there is least one element that seems almost pre-ordained. That is, the private sector will have a feature role whether it likes it or not. A growing choir of voices within multilateral institutions and donor aid agencies is championing the role of the private […]

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