On 2 June 2021, Accountable Now joined civil society actors, donors and governance leaders in the OECD DAC’s Civil Society Days. The technical virtual workshop, ‘Towards building forward better together: finding solutions to enable civil society’ brought together a variety of actors who shared their insights and experiences to contribute to a collective learning experience. The workshop gave the space for Accountable Now to present how we, with our members, have strengthened resilience, accountability and effectiveness during the COVID-19 crisis.
By engaging directly with our members throughout the past year, as well as reflecting on the good practices that are found within their accountability reports, we were able to present lessons to the technical virtual workshop on CSO effectiveness and resilience in times of COVID-19 that were common for most of our members:
As well as these learnings, new accountability conversations have emerged during the pandemic that we still need to unpack:
While the impact of the pandemic on our organization still needs to be unpacked, we strongly believe that an organisation that uses the Global Standard for CSOs Accountability, practices dynamic accountability and has systems in place to ensure feedback, strong horizontal partnerships based on mutual trust can support a resilient and effective CSO. Practicing dynamic accountability allows CSOs to be prepared and flexible, but for its implementation we need the support from our wider stakeholders like donors to support us to: