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Empowering Civil Society for National Reporting and Action on SDG16+ Report

The “Empowering Civil Society for National Reporting and Action on SDG16” report (Empowering Civil Society report) — published in partnership by the Transparency, Accountability, and Participation (TAP) Network, Asia Development Alliance (ADA), and Forus, with contributions from Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS), CIVICUS, Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), Namati, Saferworld, and Transparency International (TI) — it features a compilation of national civil society case studies and civil society spotlight reports on SDG16. It provides analysis of a range of approaches and methodologies utilized by civil society for implementation and monitoring of SDG16 by civil society, specifically with regards to drafting and disseminating of spotlight reports. The report also examines gaps, challenges, and opportunities for robust accountability at all levels, and provides key recommendations for enhancing civil society monitoring and action going forward.

CSPPS contributed to the chapter "Supporting Civil Society in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States going for a VNR in 2019". In this chapter, CSPPS covers its workshop methodology, the collaboration trajectories it has embarked upon with international and local stakeholders, and some preliminary lessons learned in the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire and Chad.

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