Consultation on Concept Note for HLM Session 1 (Progress since Busan)

Progress on Busan Implementation and Impact on Inclusive Development 

The Busan High-Level Forum marked a turning point in development co-operation in which the principles of accountability, results, transparency, inclusivity and whole-of-society country ownership were affirmed by the broadest range of stakeholders ever assembled.

The Mexico High-Level Meeting provides a unique opportunity to build on the promise of Busan, gauge our progress over the past two years towards the effective implementation of these principles and the specific commitments that demonstrate those principles in practice, and to contribute to the post-2015 development agenda.

The Champions Group (EU, USA, CPDE and South Korea) has put together a concept note for the Mexico’s HLM’s Plenary Session 1: Progress on Busan Implementation and Impact on inclusive development, and welcomes your inputs on the concept note, in particular specific concrete deliverables as well as case studies, including any specific initiatives that your country and/or organization have undertaken. 

Download the Draft Concept Note here and/or leave your comment here.


Lauren Smith a GENERAL SECRETARIAT, DIRECTORATE-GENERAL COOPERATION from Burkina Faso Fri, November 29,2013

Posted by the joint team at the request of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Burkina Faso

Note: All non-French speaking persons please utilize Google Tranlate service to translate this notation.
Attachment(s) Contribution au suivi de l'indicateur sur la Transparence de l'aide du partenarait Mondial.doc
Lauren Smith a Mansour NDIAYE, Economics Advisor, Head of Strategy and Policy from Niger
Fri, November 29,2013

Posted by the joint team at the request of UNDP Niger

Dear Yuko and colleagues,

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to provide inputs. Overall, Niger feels comfortable with the concept note. One point that might need to be emphasized is link between the Busan and the post 2015 agendas. The evidence and experience on the ground shows that the two processes are linked and feed into each other. The post 2015 process definitely reflects and showcases the relevancy of the four Busan principles namely the need for inclusive development partnerships, results, transparency and accountability, and country ownership. By defining a clear vision of the life that people want, the national post 2015 consultations have provided a strong case for  results-oriented inclusive development partnerships. They have also raised expectations that no one is going to be left behind. Therefore one of the concrete deliverables should be the ‘how to implement swiftly and efficiently’ the Busan Development effectiveness agenda learning notably from the post 2015 consultations.

Niger Case study indicates progress notably in (i) enhancing the functioning / effectiveness of policy dialogue between donors (OECD donors Committee co-chaired by UNDP) and with the Government (strengthened institutional framework for development effectiveness); (ii) ownership and development partnership (homegrown national development strategy 2012-2015 through a broad multi-stakeholder participatory process but still challenges in using national systems); (iii) mutual accountability (increased predictability of development funding with commitments of $4.8 billion over the 2012-2015 period as a result of the donors meeting held in Paris in November 2012); (iv) capacity building for improved public service delivery (multi-donor program).   

Possible speaker: Senior Minister in charge of Planning.    

Best regards,

Mansour Ndiaye

Jacqueline Wood
Sun, February 02,2014

Updated post of December 12th:

Please find attached a finalized version of the Task Team's Review of Evidence of Progress on Civil Society-related Committments of the Busan High Level Forum. This version replaces the one originally posted on November 29th.

Thank you for your interest.

Jacqueline Wood on behalf of the Task Team Co-chairs


Original Post of November 29th:

The Task Team on CSO Development Effectiveness and Enabling Environment appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the framing of the HLM session on Progress on Busan Implementation and Impact on Inclusive Development. 

We understand that our CPDE members have alerted you to the Task Team’s Review of Evidence of Progress on Civil Society-related Commitments of the Busan High Level Forum, and we attach the final version of the Review for ease of reference. We refer you in particular to the section on Democratic Ownership and Inclusive Development Partnerships, and the CSO Enabling Environment section, as being the two topics of most relevance, although not exclusively so, to the Progress/Inclusive Development session.

We suggest a few considerations for the Specific Goals outlined in the your concept note.

  1. Inclusive Development Partnerships:
  • Assure a whole-of-society approach to country-led coordination arrangements to manage diversity
  • Either specifically add, or ensure integration into the CSO enabling environment focus area, of both: a) institutionalized multi-stakeholder dialogue mechanisms at country level; and b) respect for CSOs’ ‘right of initiative’ to design and implement development programmes consistent with the needs and priorities of the people they serve or represent. 
  1. Results:
  • Expand on “capacity for statistics” to include CSOs’ capacity for monitoring and reporting on results.

With respect to specific deliverables for the HLM, we endorse the deliverable outlined in Annex 1 of the GPEDC’s October Steering Committee meeting summary regarding a “roadmap” to improve the enabling environment for civil society. With such a roadmap, we would propose the establishment of a multi-stakeholder peer exchange and capacity development forum with strong participation from all stakeholder groups in the GPEDC. This forum would allow for a transparent sharing of perspectives and experiences on challenges and opportunities faced by each stakeholder group as regards CSOs and aid and development effectiveness, and a sharing of good practice or pilot initiatives.

Such a global forum could follow, for example, the model of the Asia Pacific Development Effectiveness Forum, but with a lighter approach focused on regional workshops, and if possible, facilitating technical and peer support to country-level initiatives. The Task Team would position itself to actively engage with such an initiative, within its means. An important contribution of this forum would be to affirm shared objectives, and to build the mutual trust and respect needed to help address both the practical and political bottlenecks impeding the establishment of enabling environments for CSOs worldwide.

As regards possible speakers or chairs for sessions, we have not been able in the time available to properly explore recommendations. However, we hope to discuss this with our members and will communicate the outcomes of that discussion to you.

Overall, the Task Team co-chairs express their interest in collaborating with the Session 1 Champions Group in whatever way might be helpful in organizing this session.

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