The progress in the implementation of global development and development cooperation commitments, particularly those made in the Agenda 2030 and Busan Partnership for Development is slow and, some even say, off-track. The 2019 Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) Global Progress Report shows sluggish but incremental progress across the four effective development cooperation (EDC) principles (i.e., country ownership, focus on results, inclusive development partnerships, and transparency and mutual accountability). However, the opposite pattern is observed for the enabling environment for civil society organisations (CSO EE) indicator. Continuing human rights violations and repression of people’s civil liberties, as well as weakening multi-stakeholder partnerships – all prevent people’s full access to domestic development processes. Overall, a lot of work still awaits country governments, development partners, and CSOs in their pursuit of development effectiveness.
The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) conducts activities to improve CSO capacities to effectively engage development cooperation and partnerships. This engagement is intended to promote among CSOs and other development actors the behaviour change that will contribute towards achieving EDC commitments.