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Strategic Thrusts for 2013-2017

In its 5th National Congress last November 2012, CODE-NGO defined its Strategic Thrusts for the next five years. These Thrusts may be summarized as:


Key Result Area 1   Resource Generation
Goals:1.1) All Member Networks have established and implemented a resource generation plan towards financial stability

1.2)  An enabling environment for MNs to have access to resources is created by CODE-NGO

Key Result Area 2   Strategic Capacity-building for Governance, Networking, and Local and Sectoral Advocacy Effectiveness
Goals:2.1) All Member Networks perform according to good governance standards and manifest this in the way they operate

2.2) All Member Networks are effective, influential and visible in their regions and sectors in reducing poverty and improving governance

2.3) All Member Networks exhibit CSO leadership in convening, mobilizing and harnessing resources for local/sectoral CSO networks

2.4) All Member Networks are able to integrate emerging key concerns into their programs and projects


Key Result Area 3   Knowledge Development and Management
 Goals:3.1) Member Networks are actively sharing with each other, as well as with others in civil society sector, and replicating best practices

3.2) Updated and useful data/information on MNs, base organizations, government agencies and donors are available

3.3) Policy recommendations on key priority issues are produced from researches, best practices and other materials

Key Result Area 4   Increased Effectiveness of Development Advocacy
 Goals:4.1) Advocacy coalitions/networks of CSOs and other partnerships are formed and are responsive to selected priority issues

4.2) CODE-NGO is able to effectively influence government and other development partners’ policies and programs on important social issues

4.3) CODE-NGO is able to effectively advocate the adoption of good practices/ standards in the development sector

Priority Advocacies/ Issues:

  • Transparency, anti-corruption and government accountability
  • People’s participation in governance
  • Asset reform
  • Environment
  • Social services
  • Civil Society Organizations good governance
  • Official Development Aid reform
  • Federalism/ constitution reform