Open Forum for CSOs Development Effectivness
From June 28 to July 1, one representative of the Czech Development Agency attended the second and final Global Assembly of the Open Forum for Civil Society Organisations Development Effectiveness gathered in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The main aim of the Assembly, which was represented by some 230 delegates of NGOs, donors and development agencies from more than 70 countries and also delegates of international organisations such as the OECD and the EU, was to finalise the International Framework for Civil Society Organisations Development Effectiveness. This document that is the result of a two-year global consultation process represents a consensus of global civil society on the issues regarding effectiveness of development aid provided by civil society organisations; it mainly accents the principles that can be used by civil society organisations to improve their own work and strengthening the enabling external environment for their activities. The final draft of the document will be presented at a forum on aid effectiveness in Busan, South Korea at the turn of November and December 2011.
The attendance and financial support from the Czech Development Agency, as the sole donor of the countries of Eastern Europe, was very positively perceived by the other conference participants.
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