CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) | The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature

In 2011, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) was established as an open platform uniting civil society organizations from across the world to address issues of development effectiveness and look beyond traditional modes of development cooperation. In 2017, APN was appointed as co-chair of the CPDE’s Working Group on Fragility and Conflict and a member of the Rural Constituency. APN was therefore invited to participate in technical consultations and to collect data and produce research papers on priority issues.




Main activities:


  • In November 2019, APN and the CPDE organized a study conference on Development Effectiveness in the Context of Conflict and Fragility. The conference discussed the triple nexus between humanitarian aid, development cooperation, and peace. Civil society organizations joined from 14 countries. (More)
  • In 2019, APN attended the 6th Global Council of CPDE in Beirut. APN also attended the preceding Coordination Committee meeting and the Policy Conference focusing on corporate capture, shrinking civic space and humanitarian aid effectiveness. 
  • In 2018, APN represented the Rural Constituency at the 14th meeting of the CPDE Coordination Committee, held in Hague.
  • Funded by CPDE, APN organized a national multi-stakeholder workshop in Jordan in 2018 to address the implications of protracted crises on Food Security. 
  • In 2017, the CPDE commissioned APN to write a paper on the ‘Implementation of a Human Rights Based Approach in Development Partnership.” The paper, titled “Assessing USAID’s Implementation of a Human Rights-Based Approach: A Comparative Study on Jordan and Palestine’s Agricultural Sectors,” can be found here.
  • In 2016, APN prepared a case study for CPDE on Palestine titled “Conflict, Food Sovereignty, and Development Cooperation.