Civil Society and Aid Effectiveness

Findings, Recommendations and Good Practice

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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.

English Also available in: French

Illustrations on Recognition and Voice

This chapter illustrates how CSOs engage as development actors in four areas:

1. civic engagement;

2. service delivery, self-help and innovation;

3. humanitarian assistance; and

4. as international aid donors, channels and recipients.

Examples are provided of official recognition of CSOs in policy statements and of how regular and systematic spaces have been established for CSOs to participate in policy dialogue.

English Also available in: French

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