Writer for Scoping Paper on CSO Development Effectiveness Country Compacts

November 12, 2019

Overview of the project

Asia Pacific Research Network is a network of research NGOs in the region that aims to develop the capacity of CSOs on research and advocacy.

The programme being implemented under the European Commission Grounding Effective Development Cooperation and Development Partnerships in Peoples’ Realities and Realization of Their Rights aims to promote development effectiveness in development cooperation policy and development partnerships grounded in peoples’ realities and realisation of human rights.

Specifically, this aims at (1) strengthening core effective development cooperation (EDC) advocacy grounded in realities and issues of constituencies and countries in preparation for 2019 SLM/HLM; (2) advocating for effectiveness of development cooperation actors based on human rights based approach (HRBA); (3) sustaining momentum of platform work on CSO development effectiveness and enabling environment; and (4) supporting the restructure of Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPDEC) towards more meaningful multi-stakeholder partnership. This programme is the fourth amendment to the “Civil Society Continuing Campaign for Effective Development”.

An initial outcome of the abovementioned programme is the production of country compacts on CSO development effectiveness. CSOs from Senegal, Cambodia, and West Papua have come up with their respective country compacts. To consolidate the lessons learned towards fulfilling the programme objectives, a scoping paper on the existing country compacts is necessary.

General Objective

The objective of the assignment is to write a scoping paper on the existing country compacts in order to identify the cross-cutting lessons on the effectiveness of development cooperation actors with an approach centered on human rights. The scoping paper should also effectively synthesize the core effective development cooperation advocacy in relation to the realities and issues of constituencies and countries.

Scope of Work

  • The writer will conduct a scoping study on the existing country compacts and write a scoping paper based on the abovementioned objectives.
  • The Organization shall be under no obligation to acquire prior permission from the writer for the reproduction, adaptation, re-use, and re-purposing of all work submitted as part of this agreement. The writer relinquishes any intellectual property claims from the submissions but shall be credited accordingly in the Organization’s publications or wherever applicable.


Please send your letter of application, resume, and sample works to lparungo@aprnet.org.

Deadline of submission: November 15, 2019