Progress Since Busan on Inclusive Development

Discussion Paper for Session 1

Published: April 9, 2014

As a concept, “inclusive development” permeates all of the commitments made in the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation document (BPa). However, this concept is not so clearly defined as other core Busan principles such as transparency or management for results. While the principle of inclusivity is widely shared by BPa adherents, its meaning and implications for practice require more attention.

This paper by Task Team CSO seeks to provide insight into the meaning of inclusive development, using a three-part framework addressing inclusiveness of voice, actions, and results. It points to recent progress, suggests questions for discussion and offers some recommendations for moving forward.