CSO SPACE AND THE ROLE OF NATIONAL PLATFORMS IN POLICY AND PRACTISE: LITHUANIA AND UGANDA
Category:Development aid in Lithuania
CSOs contribute to development programs in various ways and assist intergovernmental and state organisations in finding creative solutions to tough issues. In many cases, they even take the responsibility of delivering essential services as well as helping to make sure that every voice of the populace is heard by decision makers when formulating development policies, particularly the marginalised and disadvantaged. CSOs also function as watchdogs and ensure that the development benefits are reaching the intended people. To fulfill these important functions, CSOs too must do some level of introspection to look for better strategies of ensuring their important activist spirit stays alive and ensuring they always base their work on the people’s voices. There is a lot that must be done by all concerned parties to create the practical partnerships that will ensure the realisation of SDG 16 and SDG 17 and broader accomplishment of all SDGs.