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Ownership and Partnership

What Role for Civil Society in Poverty Reduction Strategies?

Ownership and Partnership by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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Partnership Forums are the means by which the OECD Development Assistance Committee provides a venue for non-governmental actors to express their points of view and to offer their own contributions to development policy and strategy. In December 2000, the DAC and the Development Centre held a Forum on ways of integrating civil society into policy formation in developing countries, and to identify obstacles to such involvement. Participants agreed that civil society's role in poverty-reduction strategies had been an important element in succesful implementation.

The wide-ranging discussion concluded that civil-society participation in policy making not only enhances efficiency in implementation, but also contributes to the creation of more pluralistic and democratic political systems. This book is essential reading for civil society organisations themselves, for governments in OECD and in developing countries, as well as for international organisations drawing up and implementing poverty-reduction strategies.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; January 2003
104 pages; ISBN 9789264019423
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Title: Ownership and Partnership
Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development