2016 marked a milestone year for the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE). The 2nd High Level Ministerial Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) featured discussions on the future of the GPEDC and development cooperation. In response, CPDE consolidated and strengthened civil society positions through conduct of policy researches and careful deliberations to arrive at evidence and consensus-based policy recommendations.
The Action has made good progress on both specific objectives.
Under the objective of influencing favourable policy outcomes in Development Partnerships (DPs), CPDE notes progress in multi-stakeholder dialogue opportunities and commitment to reverse trend of shrinking civic spaces. Under the objective of increasing CSO capacity, an independent assessment showed increase in capacity to sharing information/ knowledge, implementation of the Istanbul Principles (IP) on CSO Development Effectiveness and increased practice of transparency and accountability principles.
The changes in development landscape impact on the the context in which the Action activities are implemented. CPDE adjusts and makes sure that the desired results of the programme resonate to the current realities of key stakeholders and beneficiaries. The logical framework of this Action will be revised according to these changes. These revision benefits from the Strategic Planning exercise that the CPDE Coordination Committee (CC) engaged in last March 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Through a Power Mapping exercise, the development landscape was assessed, and new advocacy priorities were identified to guide the platform’s work in the coming years.