Preparing for a Power-Shift Towards People and Communities We Work for and with

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CSOs and their donors recognize the importance of implementing methods such as community engagement, beneficiary feedback or advisory committees so that CSOs are accountable to the people they work for and with. This is not just because it is the right thing to do but also because it is strategic if we want to have a sustainable impact and ultimately, transform people´s lives. As the rhetoric and concerted efforts are undertaken to gradually acknowledge the importance and need for a power-shift, donors are moving away from restrictive log frames and compliance oriented requirements towards piloting more innovative and flexible ways of working with their grantees. Despite these reforms, there is still work to be done if we really want to see communities and people driving the agenda. These were the conclusions of the Agna Annual Conference 2019, that occurred on 20- 21 November in London, UK. Read more here.

Source: Accountable Now

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