More than 200 civil society organisations (CSOs) came together as a unified community and participated constructively in the processes leading up to and during the First HLM of the GPEDC in Mexico. The CPDE joins other development actors in recognising the consensus
reached in the HLM Communiqué, but flags several bottlenecks, as well as lack of commitments and overall progress since Busan. In light of these concerns, CSOs will continue to press for further progress and, in particular, bring forward development effectiveness needs on the ground into policy discussions.
We acknowledge the efforts of the GPEDC to regain momentum on the road to, and in Mexico by encouraging multi-stakeholder dialogue around key topics such as inclusive development and poverty eradication, domestic resource mobilization (DRM), South-South
Cooperation (SSC) and inclusive partnerships.
The HLM Communiqué is an outcome of collaborative efforts among Partnership stakeholders. In this vein, we acknowledge references in the statement to inclusive development, democratic country ownership, enhanced taxation and use of country systems, gender equality and women’s empowerment, and the support for CSOs as independent development actors.