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2 Developmental Local Government and Participatory Governance Commonwealth Foundation 16 May 2013

3 Presentation Contents Foundation’s Strategic Framework: Why Participatory Governance Developmental Local Government and Participatory Governance CSO Legitimacy and Development Effectiveness Civil Society and the Post 2015 Development Agenda

4 Commonwealth Foundation Strategic Framework

5 CF Strategic Framework: Established as a charity 1982Reconstituted as an intergovernmental organisation 1999Research on participatory governance and good development outcomes - CHOGM in Durban 2011CHOGM Perth EPG recommended support to civil society Mandate to re-launch in 2012 Re-launched on 1 November 2012

6 CF Strategic Framework: Ultimate Goal More effective, responsive and accountable governance with Civil Society participation

7 Why Participatory Governance?

8 Participatory Governance Central concept in programming to fulfil the Foundation’s mandate to strengthen and mobilize Civil Society in the Commonwealth Integral to the vision, mission and goal Foundational piece to achieving development outcomes

9 Participatory Governance CSOs Independent non-market and non-state organisations to pursue shared interests in the public domain cover a wide range- includes membership-based CSOs, cause-based CSOs and service-oriented CSOs

10 Participatory Governance Participatory governance is about how state, the market and Civil Society collaborate to effect change inclusion of Civil Society in decision making processes enabling citizens to exercise voice and vote engaging in policy formation among others.

11 Participatory Governance Civil society and the demand side for effective, responsive and accountable governance Meeting community needs, achieving sustainable results, promoting genuine democracy Dialogue - cornerstone of participatory governance

12 Developmental Local Government and Participatory Governance

13 Developmental Local Government and Participatory Governance Professionalising and transforming local government to be developmental must include enabling citizen participation Governance and Development are a shared responsibility Inclusive governance = Government and citizens partnering. Not replacing government in delivering services Results experienced and owned by citizens

14 Developmental Local Government and Participatory Governance Enabling environment for inclusive, participatory governance is imperative Policy support for collaboration Opportunities and spaces for legitimate civil society participation Support to and counterpart by civil society

15 Developmental Local Government and Participatory Governance Demand side and accountable governance Genuine Public Consultation and Dialogue Third party monitoring Mechanisms for more transparent and accountable government

16 Developmental Local Government and Participatory Governance Demand side and accountable governance – at different levels, various methods Village assemblies, traditional leaders, elders councils Municipal / city development planning committees, working groups, procurement bodies, watch dogs

17 Developmental Local Government and Participatory Governance Demand side and accountable governance – at different levels, various methods National/representation of civil society in ministries Citizen report cards, participatory budgeting, social audits, citizen charters, media for development

18 Developmental Local Government and Participatory Governance CSO Development Effectiveness

19 CSO Development Effectiveness Istanbul CSO Development Effectiveness Principles: Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Raise levels of CSO accountability and impact

20 CSO Development Effectiveness Istanbul CSO Development Effectiveness Principles: Establishes standards for government to foster enabling environment for CSOs to reach full potential Challenges government, CSO and other actors to re- imagine development

21 CSO Development Effectiveness Istanbul CSO Development Effectiveness Principles: Justice not charity Address root causes and symptoms of poverty People as subjects of their own development

22 CSO Development Effectiveness Istanbul CSO Development Effectiveness Principles (Cont) Culture of Learning  South to south learning  Knowledge Sharing  Replication of good and fit practices

23 Developmental Local Government and Participatory Governance Civil Society and the Post 2015 Development Agenda

24 Commonwealth Foundation and UN Millennium Campaign partnership National research and consultations: 18 Commonwealth and two non Commonwealth countries Civil Society perspective on MDG attainment and Post 2015 Development Agenda

25 Civil Society and the Post 2015 Development Agenda Key Findings: Need for adaptable, localised goals Vagueness of MDG8 Need to improve data Quality beyond numbers Enabling conditions for civil society underpins development effectiveness

26 Civil Society and the Post 2015 Development Agenda Emerging Commonwealth Post 2015 Development Agenda: Gender empowerment Youth and employment Small States and Vulnerabilities Non-communicable diseases Education

27 Civil Society and the Post 2015 Development Agenda Ways Forward for Commonwealth Foundation National to regional consultations Regional Post 2015 Development Agenda Policy Briefs Advocacy: National Governments, UN, CHOGM, G20, MDG-SDG process, Regional Bodies, World Economic Forum

28 THANK YOU


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