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    The Board of CISU has adopted a number of Position Papers, which describe CISU's view on various key development concepts and how to define and interpret them in practice.

    The Position Papers are prepared on the basis of best practice and experiences of member organisations, development projects and activities, consultations and training activities as well as the management of The Civil Society Fund. The final wording is adopted by the Board.

    The papers are not static documents, but will be revised at regular intervals in line with new learnings and knowledge. Further Position Papers on other development concepts will also be introduced.

     

     

    Position Paper No. 1: Sustainability in Development Projects

    (December 2008)
    CISU promotes a balanced view on sustainability. It is seen as an overall perspective and is assessed in relation to the specific nature, size and goals of the development effort  - so not a single aspect (eg. financial, technological or environmental sustainability alone) becomes decisive.
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    Position Paper No. 2: Advocacy in Development Projects

    (December 2008)
    CISU promotes the practical use of advocacy as a way to achieve lasting changes affecting the structural causes of poverty, and furthermore brings a larger community benefit than an individual project is able to reach on its own.
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    Position Paper No. 3: The Development Triangle - The Relations between 

    Strategic Services, Organisational Capacity and Advocacy

    (February 2011)
    CISU promotes an understanding of advocacy, organisational capacity and strategic benefits as three important parts of a development effort, which are mutually reinforcing and conducive to real change.

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    Position Paper No. 4: Partnerships and Strengthening of Civil Society

    (February 2011)
    CISU promotes long-term partnerships, which recognize and relate to the unequal power relations between partners and is based on jointly defined roles, responsibilities and expectations. At the same time, we recognize that partnerships often start as a close cooperation on specific activities and then develop over time.

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    Position Paper No. 6: Roles of Danish Development organisations in the North

    (April 2015)
    CISU wants to promote awareness that initiatives in the North can be just as important in combating poverty globally as initiatives in the South, and that Danish organisations have a special platform for doing this because of their partnerships in the South.

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    Position Paper No. 7: Development in fragile situations

    (April 2015)
    CISU has seen examples of how civil society actions and organisational structures in fragile situations can play a significant role in supporting and promoting a positive change towards a more rights-based society.

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