High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership: Information and Discussion on Focus Sessions

About the Focus Sessions: Held at the Global Partnership High Level Meeting in Mexico City, Focus Sessions will facilitate an interactive and inclusive discussion of different perspectives on effective development co-operation. Conducted on both days of the meetings, these events are intended to widen discussion, share examples of both successes and lessons learned related to “how” we deliver effective development co-operation together, and to consider how the development community might act jointly to address post-2015 development challenges from a
multi-stakeholder perspective.

Who can propose a Focus Session: Any stakeholders worldwide who are interested in contributing to the global conversation on how to make
development co-operation more effective. This space has been set up to facilitate a broad spectrum of views. Learn more:

Focus Session Guidelines (English), (Español), (Français)   

Focus Session applicants are encouraged to share information about proposed Focus Sessions here, in order to connect with other organisations or groups who may be interested in the same topic, as well as provide and receive feedback about proposed sessions from colleagues and peers. To share information, simply post a reply in the box below and click on "Post comment."

How to apply: Completed application forms should be sent to HLMFocusSessions@effectivecooperation.org no later than Friday, 21 February 2014 to be considered.

This space has been set up to facilitate exchange between potential organisers of Focus Sessions who may wish to propose a session together, or exchange ideas regarding thematic focus areas. Multi-stakeholder proposals are highly encouraged and will be given preference during the selection process.  

Focus Session Application (English), (Español), (Français)  

Queries regarding logistics etc. should be directed to: HLMFocusSessions@effectivecooperation.org

                                                                                                                                                                                 Please note that participants in this discussion space will by no means be given preferential treatment in the proposal selection process. This space is provided for review purposes only. In order to be considered, a completed application form must be sent to HLMFocusSessions@effectivecooperation.org by Friday, 21 February 2014.       




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Tak Namgung Tue, February 18,2014

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) would like to participate in an interactive focus session in relation to the Progress Since Busan and Inclusive Development core thematic session of the April HLM.

In this regard, we are looking for develoment aid agencies that are interested in jointly organizing  the focus session on inclusive partnership, and would like to present  some of our best practices through this session.

Please find attached the summary of several cases on inclusive partnership.

If any agencies are interested in jointly organizing the focus session, pleaes contact Mr. Kim (kimhk@koica.go.kr).


Attachment(s) Best Practices_Summary(140129).docx
Jacqueline Wood from Netherlands
Thu, February 13,2014

The multi-stakeholder Task Team on CSO Development Effectiveness and Enabling Environment intends to submit a proposal for an interactive focus session in relation to the Progress Since Busan and Inclusive Development core thematic session of the April HLM.

The purpose of the focus session will be to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue and the development of concrete proposals to advance Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation commitments that are of particular relevance to inclusive development from a multi-stakeholder perspective: democratic ownership; the enabling environment for civil society (including donor support models); and CSO development effectiveness.

Particular emphasis in the proposed focus session will be placed on the enabling environment for civil society and on CSO development effectiveness in the context of the GPEDC goal of inclusive development, given the ongoing interest from a broad spectrum of stakeholders in progress in these areas, and the importance of the enabling environment for civil society as one of the GPEDC’s ten indicators of progress under review. By focusing on the enabling environment and CSO development effectiveness as key elements of inclusive development, this session will be well positioned to inform the Post-2015 development agenda, recognizing that inclusion should be at the heart of this new agenda. Specifically, the outcomes of this focus session will provide input in relation to the proposed Post-2015 goal of ensuring good governance and effective institutions, and the associated target to ensure universal freedom of expression, association, peaceful assembly and access to independent media and information.

The Task Team as a multi-stakeholder body comprised of CSO, donor and recipient country representatives has submitted a Review of Evidence of progress on select inclusive development commitments to the OECD-UNDP monitoring team to inform official reporting on Indicator Two of the GPEDC monitoring framework (see attached). A set of Key Messages on ways forward for future progress in these areas will be finalized at the Task Team’s meeting in The Hague, February 20th -21st, and submitted to the GPEDC Steering Committee.

Attachment(s) Task Team CSO DE & EE Review of Evidence (Jan 11 2014).docx
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