In the Accra Agenda for Action (2008), donors and developing country governments commit to deepening their engagement with civil society organisations (CSOs). Better aid requires a broader understanding of the aid effectiveness agenda and a place for CSOs as development actors in their own right and as aid donors, recipients and partners. This book is a resource for implementing the recommendations on civil society and aid effectiveness emerging from the Accra High Level Forum and its preparatory process. These recommendations address a broad community, including developing country governments, donors, and CSOs from developing and developed countries.
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- 03 Feb 2010
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Illustrations on Civil Society and the Paris Declaration
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This chapter looks at examples of aid effectiveness practices involving CSOs, including the following:
1. how CSOs contribute to more democratic ownership in government-led programmes, and apply the ownership principle in their own programmes;
2. alignment with priorities of CSOs and their constituents;
3. harmonisation efforts in which CSOs and governments play complementary roles;
4. CSO approaches to results management that promote iterative learning and accommodate indicators of social and institutional change; and
5. CSO initiatives to promote social accountability or their own accountability.