Global Engagements

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...

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...

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