We’re into the fifth and final week of online engagement with you. We’re focusing on effective relationships and engagement, and how we can work together to deliver the SDG pledge to leave no one behind and to reach the furthest behind first. As this is our final week of online engagement around the five lines of enquiry, we’d also like to hear your big ideas on what DFID could do to make a real impact on civil society development. If you were in our shoes, what would you do, what would you change and how would you do it.
I hope you would agree with me, effective development is based on strong partnerships with civil society. Without an effective partnership model, from donor through to the individual or their community, development just doesn’t work. But is there anything we can do together to make this partnership more complementary, efficient and effective? How can we do this together, in a way that maximises the value that DFID and CSOs add? Should we take a more neutral view on the ‘status’ (northern/southern, international/national etc.) of a CSO? Should we focus more on the level of that CSO’s integration into the community they’re working in and with as a measure of how successful they may be? Give us your thoughts.
Leave no one behind
I think we’d all agree with the sentiment, we need to ensure development benefits all. How can CSOs support the delivery of this pledge, and what could DFID do differently or more of to enable this? Are there incentives we can create to ensure no one is left behind, and that this approach is mainstreamed into CSO programmes/policies? How do you think learning and innovations are best shared from approaches that truly reach the furthest behind first? How can DFID best support CSOs to ensure excluded groups have a voice? Let us know in the comment section below.
Comment, share and give us your thoughts
We’d love to see your responses and ideas around these questions. Feel free to respond to other comments whether expressing agreement or an alternative view. Take the survey for this line of enquiry, which will close on 18 September. Make sure you also take the third survey, which closes at the end of this week.
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