BetterAid: Expand CSO representation in GPEDC

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 00:00 -- content_manager01

Civil society, through BetterAid, reiterated its position for expanded representation in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). In a reaction to a letter sent by the UNDP/OECD Joint Support Team regarding Working Arrangements of GPEDC, civil society representatives Mayra Moro-Coco and Tony Tujan stressed that the multi-stakeholder character of the Global Platform should allow for expanded and more effective representation of civil society in the Post-Busan Governance Structure. In particular, civil society re-submitted its request for Tony Tujan as CSO Co-Chair, Mayra Moro-Coco as CSO representative in the Steering Committee and a seat for the Trade Union in the Steering Committee to balance out private sector representation. The request was submitted in a letter addressed to the members of the GPEDC last August 10, 2012.

The UNDP/OECD Joint Support Team sent a communication last August 3 to the supporters and endorsers of the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (BPEDC) which stated the appointment of three ministerial Co-Chairs of GPEDC. These are:

Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria;
Ms Armida Alisjahbana, Minister of State for National Development Planning, Indonesia,
Mr Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom

The letter also mentioned the confirmed members of the GPEDC Steering Committee, including Mayra Moro-Coco as Civil Society Representative Stakeholder.

The GPEDC is the body established during the Final Meeting of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness (WP-Eff) mandated to support the implementation of the implementation of the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation. The UNDP/OECD Joint Support Team serves as its Secretariat.