CSOs Engagement with the Global Financing Facility in Nigeria
The report examines the effectiveness of civil society organisation (CSO) engagement in the GFF. It finds that structural and financing barriers have limited CSO engagement in the GFF to date. However, there are relatively simple interventions that can strengthen CSO engagement.
The report recommends:
- Transparent selection criteria should be used to select CSO representatives on the country platform
- Strategic information should be shared in a planned and timely way, as outlined in the Minimum Standards for CSO engagement in the GFF
- At the CSO level, financial resources must be allocated to CSOs and CSO coalitions to enable meaningful engagement
- CSO representatives must commit to being inclusive and accountable
- Resources and technical assistance should be mobilised to build stronger CSOs and CSO coalitions which jointly plan together
The report recommends that strengthening the leadership capacity of civil society networks should be a priority. This will ensure the emergence of civil society movements willing to build the necessary systems and structures for GFF engagement. This will enable better tracking and accountability of GFF investments.