Global Engagements

December 11, 2019

CPDE organised a study conference titled “Promoting the Effective Development Cooperation Agenda in Climate Finance” in Madrid last December 9 to 10, 2019, in time for the UN Framework on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP 25).

Through the event, which gathered representatives from various sectors and regions, CPDE sought to clarify its position on climate finance and identify its role and strategy in engaging...

September 26, 2019

CPDE representatives participated in the People's Assembly organised by the Global Call To Action Against Poverty parallel to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit on September 24 to 25, 2019.

The assembly aimed to bring the “People’s Voices” to the fore at the Summit, strategize to reclaim civil society space, discuss the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement and make recommendations for...

January 8, 2019

photo by Carlo Manalansan

Across the globe today, an alarming trend of shrinking civic spaces has been developing. From Latin America to the Pacific, rights defenders are being targeted by governments and government sanctioned elements, often in cahoots with corporations.

Among the victims of the growing attacks on civil society are community-based organisations, professional associations, advocacy groups, research ins...

October 19, 2018

A repertoire of CPDE’s participation at the 2018 World Bank-International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings and related events

BALI, Indonesia-- The International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group Annual Meetings (AM) is the largest gathering of Central Bank governors and Finance Ministers from all over the world. The 2018 edition of the meeting was held from October 8 to 14 in the paradise island of Bali, Indonesia, amid th...

September 28, 2018

People’s organisations and civil society organisations (CSOs) have previously expressed concerns over the role of private sector in terms of its implication to development and development cooperation. Critics have already warned that such neoliberal instrumentality disrespects people’s rights and environmental standards for the sake of profit-driven development. Decades-long experiences of communities, like energy pr...

August 14, 2018

CPDE will be participating in the Annual Meeting of the twin institutions with global mandate to eradicate poverty – the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank (IMF-WB). This is inline with the platform’s objective of responding to the need to watch international financial institutions (IFIs) more closely as channels of official development assistance (ODA) with increasing focus to invest with the private sec...

August 10, 2018

Days after the GPEDC held its  meeting entitled "Reinvigorating Effectiveness for the 2030 Agenda", CPDE begins to prepare its constituencies for participation in the Third Monitoring Round (3MR)

The meeting, held in Paris, sought to address bottlenecks in the monitoring process and discuss how results can be used. It was attended by national coordinators from over 50 countries, who are tasked with leading the process...

MANILA, Philippines-- In 3-6 May 2018, CPDE members from Asia convened in Manila, Philippines to participate in the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 51st Annual Governors’ Meeting. As part of its governance mechanisms, ADB holds an annual meeting of its Board of Governors including its stakeholders  such as investment partners, government officials, and CSO. But the meeting, with the theme “Linking People and Economies...

July 31, 2018

The Task Force on Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD), was established following the Addis Ababa Action Agenda commitment to develop  a new measure  and reporting system to track official flows beyond ODA.  The Task Force met for a fourth time in Brussels on 29-30 May 2018 and then hosted a consultation with the DAC CSO Reference Group on 31 May 2018.  This was the first consulta...

July 30, 2018

PARIS, France-- The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development- Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) met with CSOs at the OECD Headquarters in May with the goal of improving civil society space for engagement and influencing. It was also a way for DAC to leverage CSO knowledge, capabilities and their role as advocates for fighting poverty and promoting gender equality, inclusion and sustainable dev...

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