2017 CPDE Program Completion Report
BetterAid (BA) and Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness (OF) successfully
moved the policy discourse from aid effectiveness to development effectiveness in 2011.
These two platforms merged in 2012 to form the CSO Partnership for Development
Effectiveness (CPDE) to continue the CSO campaign for effective development. Shortly
thereafter, the multi-year programme entitled Civil Society Continuing Campaign for
Effective Development (2014-2016) was conceptualised. This programme aimed to
contribute to national and global development by promoting development effectiveness
in all areas of work, among civil society organisations (CSOs) and with key development
actors. The two- pronged approach was through (1) active engagement with the Global
Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) among other relevant fora,
guided by the human rights based approach (HRBA) and (2) encouragement of CSOs to
work on their own effectiveness. In carrying out this approach, the programme was
divided in two work areas: (1) Policy Engagement and Advocacy and (2) Capacity
Building and Outreach.