In the processs 'Civic Driven Change: Implications for policymakers and practitioners´ seven partners are involved:
The process is funded by Development Policy Research Network (DPRN) .The Development Policy Review Network is a network of development experts and policymakers in the Netherlands and Belgium who aim to reduce the gap between science, policy, development practice and the corporate sector. To that end the DPRN organises and supports processes aimed at creating informed debate and synergy between the various sectors.
Context, international cooperation will coordinate the activities, will take responsibility for the communication among the co-applicants and will be actively involved in the preparations for and implementation of each of the activities.
The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) will focus on the theoretic underpinnings of the process and will contribute specifically to the writing of position papers. In addition, ISS will offer organisational assistance for the different events in the form of the location, catering and other logistical matters. ISS is an international graduate school of policy-oriented critical social science. It brings together students and teachers from the Global South and the North in a European environment. Established in 1952 as the International Institute of Social Studies by Dutch universities and the Netherlands Ministry of Education it does research, teaching and public service in the field of development studies and international cooperation.
Hivos will actively be involved in the trajectory and particularly co-organise the three thematic workshops and the final session. Hivos will use its networks and website to inform and invite a broader audience on the CDC process. Hivos, the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation, wants to contribute to a fair, free and sustainable world. Together with local organisations in developing countries, Hivos strives for a world in which all citizens – both men and women – have equal access to resources and opportunities for development.
Cordaid will be actively involved in the preparations and implementation of at least one of the thematic events as well as the public event. Cordaid will mobilise its staff as well as a wider public to participate in the events, to visit the website and to apply the lessons to their own practice. Cordaid combines more than 90 years’ experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. They are one of the biggest international development organisations with a network of almost a thousand partner organisations in 36 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Social Evaluator will be actively involved in the session on CDC and private enterprise as well as in the event on CDC and development policies and the public event. The company aims to offer a perspective of possibilities in terms of practical approaches that are fitting to a CDC approach, from a business perspective. Social Evaluator is a company developing a SROI methodology aimed at defining the results on investment in a way that departs from the values and interpretation of the results of people themselves involved in initiatives at ground level. Social Evaluator has developed a digital methodology for this, which it is now being tested in order to add tailor-made adjustments specifically for the development sector. Pilots are being held in cooperation with a large group of organisations in various countries. The co-applicants see the SROI methodology as one of the possible routes of further operationalising CDC in practice.
Broederlijk Delen will co-organise the third event in Belgium and will mobilise a wider public of participants from the NGO sector, business, policy-makers and academics. It will also ensure participation of Belgian practitioners at several of the other events of the process. Broederlijk Delen is a Flemish development NGO. Its main principle is that: „Development has to initiate from the people in the South. They themselves determine their own futures.‟ which reflects the main CDC principle. Broederlijk Delen is interested in the CDC approach and in starting a discourse around this concept in Belgium. It has outreach to several other NGOs in the country as well as academics.
DGIS will ensure participation of policy makers at the different events and will be actively involved in the discussions. It will assist in realising an overview of policy documents on the theme. DGIS Social Development Department (DSO) cannot formally be a co-applicant, but they support this application and will provide input into the process. They will be representing the sector of policy makers. The department supports a large number of Dutch development NGOs. It has regular communication with these NGOs on policy issues. The department is interested to be involved in this process so as to be informed well on the theme of CDC which has generated energy in the sector. It hopes to be involved and bring in its own perspective in discussions around implications for policy and practice.