Who we are

We are the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, a platform that unites civil society organisations (CSOs) from around the world on the issue of effective development cooperation.

We work in 117 countries, and our members come from seven regions and eight major sectors: faith-based, feminist, indigenous peoples, international CSOs, labour, migrants, rural, and youth. Together, we strive for a more effective development, the kind that truly responds to poverty and inequality.

Towards this end, we promote the human rights-based approach to development, uphold accountability in development cooperation, and build the capacity of CSOs to engage in various advocacy arenas. In all these endeavours, we are driven by the aspirations and struggles of the impoverished and marginalised, and the vision of a free and equal world for all.

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Vision

A world where respect for all human rights, including gender rights, participatory democracy, and economic, social, and environmental justice are guaranteed, enabling effective people-centered development that ensures decent work, a peaceful world, and a dignified life for all.

Mission

We give expression to this vision by:

We do this by:

Our Values and Principles

In our work together we will adhere to the following values: mutual respect, equity and gender equality; democratic ownership; accountability to our members and peers and transparency in all our decision-making and actions. We will adhere to the Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness.

We unite civil society organisations from around the world on the issue of

Our Constituencies

AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT

FEMINIST GROUP

FAITH-BASED ORGANISATIONS

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS

LABOUR

MIGRANTS & DIASPORA

YOUTH

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