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Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 22 July 2014
For European Union delegations and member states, working effectively with civil society organisations presents different challenges. In Chad it takes five days of desert travel to reach organisations in the north; in Azerbaijan there are about 3000 registered NGOs; in Trinidad & Tobago some CSOs find that their insights are not being recognised and validated sufficiently; and until recently in Bangladesh knowledge was mostly available only on groups involved in service-delivery.
In the second part of a series on how Sector Budget Support can extend to Civil Society and what can be achieved,  Dominique Wauters, Head of Cooperation in the regionalised EU Delegation of Quito, Ecuador, shares his experience of engaging with civil society to build partnerships for service delivery and encourage more inclusive policy dialogue.
The European Commission invited representatives from civil society and local government authorities from the European Union and partner countries to Brussels recently in order to improve consultation with respect to EU development policies and programmes.
Attendants of a high level conference "Organising Inclusive Ownership" which took place in Brussels in May heard of the success stories of a Dutch financed South-South Cooperation programme between Benin, Bhutan and Costa Rica.