Partos gives input to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the new policy framework.
Partos gives input to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the new policy framework. Hereby we share this document which summarises the input we received from our members after a consultation in June 2023. This consultation process aims to provide input to the Dutch MFA -and advocate for a more conducive 2026-2030 policy framework.Partos outcomes consultation new policy scheme Strengthening Civil Society
Partos Outcomes consultation new policy scheme Strengthening Civil Society
The Policy Framework for Strengthening Civil Society (2021-2025) is the fourth in a series of Dutch policies to support civil society in the South. This Policy Framework was developed in 2019, and the policy implementation started in 2021. The Strategic Partnerships (SP) under the Strengthening Civil Society (SCS) policy framework are now halfway through their implementation period. Partos has started a consultation process amongst its members to develop recommendations for the successor of the current policy framework based on the experiences and insights so far. The new framework is expected to be published by the end of 2024 and implemented in 2026. The outcomes from the consultation have been shared with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
They also received the report below that was prepared by the Shift the Power-Lab, that offers a critical analysis of the current policy framework for Strengthening Civil Society.
Policy paper: Recommendations for a more effective Dutch MOFA policy framework ‘Strengthening Civil Society’
In this policy paper a critical reflection is presented, focusing on two questions:
- Which mechanisms are anchored in the policy that limits CSOs in the North and CSOs in the South in their efforts to achieve more balanced power relations?
- In which ways should the successor of this policy framework be different to create a more enabling environment for CSOs to achieve more balanced power relations?
For more information on that report, see here.