On its second year of program implementation, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) engaged meaningfully in better shaping and informing the changing aid architecture in the context of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) and influencing the policy dialogues on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) post 2015. Through a number of policy outputs and capacity building initiatives revolving around the thematic issues of Aid and Development Effectiveness, Human Rights Based Approaches (HRBA) with the Private Sector’s role in Development (PSD) as focus, CSO Development Effectiveness (CSO DE) through Istanbul Principles (IP) implementation, CSO Enabling Environment (CSO EE), and South-South Cooperation (SSC),
CPDE elaborated the CSO key asks, highlighting the aforementioned themes. Culling out the baseline findings of the Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA), CPDE strived to address the need for (1) integrating these Key Asks in the policy outputs of constituencies for their engagements in various fora; (2) systematizing constituencies’ research efforts to provide more robust evidence for these Key Asks; and (3) effectively communicating these Key Asks not only among the members, but also to the wider public. Such addressing of the needs revolved around the engagements in the GPEDC and the UN SDGs Post 2015, and outputs for this year focused in ensuring that key messages of CPDE are delivered in these policy arenas.