CPDE members ActionAid, IBON International, and RoA Africa participated in the Civil Society Financing for Development (FfD) Group Strategic Planning Session which aims at strategising common positions of CSOs in the forthcoming FfD forum in April. The CSO meeting was held 11-13 December. Read the briefing paper below:
Towards the universal application of the effectiveness principles
What is the role of the effective development framework in the universal development agenda?
Development effectiveness provides a comprehensive framework for sustainable action in the fight against poverty, climate change, inequality and marginalisation. As such, it helps to advance the rights and welfare of people and communities sustainably and with optimum participation.
Towards achieving development effectiveness, better development cooperation remains crucial. Effective Development Co-operation (EDC) allows for a partnership that ensures ownership, accountability and delivery of results to people, includes all the different sectors of society and uses development cooperation policies and tools. This partnership is consistent with agreed international commitments on human rights, decent work, gender equality, environmental sustainability and disability.
In the overall process of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Financing for Development commitments, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) calls for the universal application of EDC in order to apply principles of democratic ownership, results focus, inclusive partnerships, transparency & accountability to all interventions. This corresponds to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda’s emphasis on the primary role of national policies and development strategies and on the need to maximize the impact of development cooperation through these principles. It means that all development co-operation actors must be held accountable that they accomplish their commitments, respect each country’s leadership and policy space and sufficiently raise the bar to effect change.