Global Engagements

August 4, 2020

In this video, the five Co-Chairs of our global civil society platform - Marita Gonzalez, Justin Kilcullen, Beverly Longid, Richard Ssewakiryanga, and Monica Novillo - sound the alarm that the world is off-track in achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs), which face further threat due to Covid-19. We draw from the results of our study on the implementation of SDGs and Voluntary National Reviews, which gath...

July 10, 2020


This paper provides a conceptual framework anchored on EDC to serve as entry points for our platform's engagement on the issue of Covid response. This document is part of the efforts of the Task Force on Covid-19 and was initiated by CPDE ICSO sector's Luca de Fraia.

It was collectively developed thanks to the inputs of our Coordination Committee members and CPDE members who attended last week's...

July 8, 2020


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Conducted by the global civil society platform CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness in time for the UN High Level Political Forum, this study presents the perspectives of 43 CSOs from 32 countries on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Voluntary National Reviews, using the lens of ef...

The effort to develop and use a measure to track officially supported financial flows beyond Official Development Assistance (ODA), which have an express purpose of financing sustainable development, reached a turning point in late 2019, when the findings from the first round of data collection were presented to the development community at the United Nations in New York in October.

The Total Official Support for Sust...

April 14, 2020

Since 2011, the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) has been at the forefront of efforts to monitor progress in implementing effective development cooperation. During its recent conference, which I joined as a member of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), we talked about revamping the way we monitor these commitments.

This piece contains my reflections on the accounta...


The private sector is in the spotlight of financing efforts for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The prevailing narrative at the global level emphasizes the need to shift from ‘billions in ODA to trillions in investments of all kinds’ by using official development assistance (ODA) as leverage to tap the large potential of the private sector to fund the Agenda. This approach stems from the beli...

March 25, 2020


In the face of the continuing spread of COVID-19, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness expresses solidarity with the peoples of the world, especially the poor and vulnerable communities in developed and developing countries. We also salute those in the frontlines, most of all the health workers who bravely continue to serve the people. 

Beyond its tangible impacts on our health...

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...

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