• CPDE Statement on the Syrian Crisis

    CPDE Statement on the Refugee Crisis in Syria: ‘We stand in solidarity with the people of Syria’ 28 September 2015 As a community of civil society organisations advocating for development effectiveness, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) stands in solidarity with the people of Syria. At the core of CPDE’s work is the respect […]

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  • Dialogues for justice, public interest and the common good: CPDE side event at the UN Summit

    A day after 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) together with grassroots activists, faith-based groups and NGOs organized a side event at the margins of the UN summit to discuss pressing issues affecting the marginalized and frontline communities in the context […]

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  • CPDE marks first five years of Istanbul Principles; continues advocacy for CSO effectiveness despite shrinking civic spaces

    Five years ago, civil society organisations (CSOs) from all over the world gathered in Istanbul, Turkey for the first global assembly of the former Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness (OF). This global assembly was one of the key events of the OF gathering its members, together with the results of over 70 geographic and […]

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  • Global Partnership addresses challenges in turning commitments into action in 8th SC meet

    Mexico City, Mexico – Representatives of governments, private sector, foundations, trade unions and civil society met in Mexico City last 3-4 September 2015 to address challenges in turning development effectiveness commitments into action. The meeting marks the 8th gathering of the 24-member steering committee (SC) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). The […]

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  • Faith-based groups hold sectoral meeting in Jordan, calls for urgent action in Syria

    Faith-based groups gathered in Amman, Jordan last 30 Aug to 1 Sep 2015 to discuss key issues on development effectiveness including the need for urgent response to the Syrian crisis. Nineteen faith-based organisations (FBO) from the Middle East and North African (MENA) region of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) examined how to carry […]

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  • CPDE reiterates key demands for post-2015 at UN Summit

    NEW YORK – Civil society representatives reiterated key CSO demands as leaders from around the world gather at the United Nations Headquarters today for the 70th UN General Assembly from 25-27 September. The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) presented the following demands: Ensure the right to participation of people by institutionalizing the participation of […]

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  • CPDE forum reveals shrinking spaces for NGOs in Kyrgyzstan

    27-28 August 2015—Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Key partners met to discuss restrictions on civil society spaces on a two-day forum attended by members of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the Philippines, as well as donor representatives. Discussions revealed a number of issues relating to how civil society organizations (CSO) […]

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  • Asia Pacific Takes Stock of Progress on CSO Enabling Environment and CSO Accountability

    Representatives from government, international development institutions, donor agencies, sectoral groups, and civil society organizations gather in Manila to talk about efforts, including obstacles and challenges, in promoting CSO enabling environment in Asia Pacific. The policies and practices of governments, media, donors, and other actors affect and shape the capacities for CSOs to engage in development. […]

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  • Ahead of global migration talks, diaspora groups to discuss rights & effective dev’t

    Days ahead of global talks on migration and development, diaspora organisations will gather from 8-9 October in Istanbul, Turkey to explore themes of human mobility and migrants rights in the context of development effectiveness. Organised by the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), the two-day event will convene migrant organisations, diaspora groups, and support institutions […]

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  • CPDE challenges dev’t players: implementation should match ambition of Post-2015 agenda

    The implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should match the level of ambition of the post-2015 agenda, asserts the CPDE, a global CSO platform on development effectiveness, in a response statement released last 17 August. “Ultimately, the success of this agenda will be weighed by its ability to address the root causes of […]

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