CSO Reference Group Survey on Implementation of the DAC Recommendation

Key Findings from a Survey of the DAC-CSO Reference Group


In April and May 2023, ICNL co-led the administration of a survey of civil partners, to identify key initiatives by donors and civil society to implement the Recommendation. The survey revealed substantial efforts by civil society to socialize and support implementation of the Recommendation, as well as some notable donor initiatives to promote and implement its commitments or advance progress on key issues consistent with the Recommendation – with room for significant further ambition in implementing the Recommendation, especially to respect, protect, and promote civic space. A two-pager summarizing the survey results can be found here.

For more information on OECD’s recommendation on enabling civil society in development co-operation and humanitarian assistance, please read ICNL’s 2021 article.