Policy documents of partners
In May 2009, Cordaid presented its new vision on 'Global Communities of Change; from control to engagement'.
This new policy is strongly influenced by CDC thinking: '...development cooperation is first and foremost a matter of cooperation, engagement with others, and forging sustained relationships premised on an overlapping change agenda. [...] Introducing the GCoC idea reinforces our vision that development as such cannot be imposed by outside influence. It aims at instilling a civic driven change lens in all of Cordaid interventions, and at "detaching" ourselves from the aid industry to regain contact with the original purpose of civil society as countervailing power and social engineer. [...] Emancipation processes have to be rooted in their context, nurture their own leaders, set their own agenda in order to be able to "fight their own fight".'
Below, several policy documents of Hivos can be read:
- Hivos policy, 2002
- Partner policy, 2004
- Hivos vision paper on civil society building, 2008
- Hivos Alliantie - MFS II aanvraag, 2011-2015
- Hivos Knowledge Programme, 2007-2010
- ISS-CDC Policy Brief #5, Civic-Driven Change: A New Impetus to the debate? By Peter Konijn (Cordaid) and Allert van den Ham (Hivos), October 2008