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"GPEDC Indicator Two: Civil Society Operates within an environment that maximizes its engagement in and contribution to development An Assessment of Evidence"

Brian Tomlinson;
CSO Enabling Environment


"Following the Fourth High Level Forum held in Busan, Republic of Korea, in November 2011, it was agreed that the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) would implement a partner country-led monitoring process based on ten indicators documenting progress on the Busan commitments. Indicator Two focuses on the Busan commitment to enable “civil society [to operate] within an environment that maximizes its engagement in and contribution to development.” Since this first High Level Meeting, the CSO Partnership for Effective Development (CPDE) and the multi-stakeholder Task Team for CSO Development Effectiveness and Enabling Environment worked with the GPEDC Joint Support Team to develop a comprehensive approach and methodology for Indicator Two. The GPEDC Steering Committee approved this methodology at its meeting in October 2015. Indicator Two was implemented in more than 70 partner countries as part of the Second Monitoring Round from October 2015 to March 2016. This Report was developed by CPDE through its Working Group on CSO Enabling Environment and the Working Group on CSO Development Effectiveness, which have all contributed data and analysis. The Report’s main author reviewed the detailed country evidence from global sources. The focus was exclusively on the countries that had identified their participation in the monitoring process by February 2016. It builds from evidence contributed to the April 2014 Mexico High Level Meeting and therefore covers evidence for the period 2014 to 2016."

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