Presentation on theme: "Effective Alliances between CSOs, Policy Makers & Pvt Sector Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan."— Presentation transcript:
Effective Alliances between CSOs, Policy Makers & Pvt Sector Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan
AFT Discussion Priority areas for AFT Demand driven or imposed with conditionality Size of AFT Scope of AFT Mechanism Who Decides How? Role of CSOs?
What Political Obstacles do CSO face in engaging in trade policy/AFT discussion? Defining Civil Society Organizations
Dilemma of well resourced INGOS (MOU with host Govt) CSOs : Pick and Choose policy of government (Official delegation to ministerial conference) Perceiving state and government as inseparable entity (Anti govt = Anti state) Role of government (Direction Vs Facilitation)
Functional Vs Institutional Democracy (steering committees, tech committees?) Mal-governance (lack of transparency, responsiveness, participation, responsibility and accountability) Financial obstacles (Matching priorities) (Budgetary allocations to Govt)
War on terrorism INGOs labeled as agents of US NGOs under scrutiny---Jihadi outfits CS Groups-----crying in the wilderness
War on terrorism Have & not have Focus of Analysis Society- Centered State- Centered HUMAN INSECURITY Political obstacles Violent Conflict Social Disruption Citizen or Subjects
Strategies to build effective alliance with policy-makers
WB US$ 17.27 bn since 1950 ADB US$ 15.39 bn since 1966 ECCA Euro 400 mn since 1976 UNDP UNEP FAO UNIDO GF IFC DFID CIDA SDC JICA RNE USAID Loans, Grants and TAs for Pakistan 0.7% health 2% education 31% defence 30% debt servicing
Change Management One size cant fit all. One strategy can’t work for every CSO
Alliance Objectives To make AFT country driven & country owned To ensure AFT activities respond to ground realities To make aid providers and aid spenders accountable & answerable to general masses To think beyond PRSPs, and quantitative targets
Strategies to build effective alliance with policy-makers Enhance your nuisance value & Get heard (Media) Understand PMs point of view Start with least controversial point Discover sympathetic spora among PMs Balance criticism with constructive suggestions Give credit where it is due? Present well informed and well researched alternative positions, highlighting their value addition AWARENESS RAISING around alternative position. Offer joint review/research Create pressure on donors on behalf of PMs
Strategies to build effective alliance with private sector Civil society-civil society alliance Facilitation of Pvt sector to formulate their own agenda (awareness raising, mutual capacity building) Joint research to explore policies that work for poverty reduction and development through Pvt Sector involvement Evidence based policy formulation and implementation Amplify the voices of Pvt sector to get them heard in national and plurilateral policy making arenas.
Is this alliance possible? Yes, it is… But it ain’t goin’ to be easy! Yes, it is… But it ain’t goin’ to be easy!