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 The DAC – CSO Reference Group operates as an open and flexible coalition, with balanced coordination structures. The Group brings together diverse CSOs from the global south and the global north to share information, channel and amplify CSO voices at the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). It is intended to offer opportunities for direct involvement for all CSOs – including those who have only a little time to devote to this work area.

The DAC CSO Reference Group set up self-organised thematic working groups to join forces on key areas of interest. The groups are meant to be a space for i) information sharing, ii) strategizing, iii) coordination for
joint advocacy.

The Core Group is the intermediary decision-making body of the DAC-CSO Reference Group. In between Strategy Meetings, the Core Group ensures as well that the overall political direction of the DAC-CSO Reference Group is implemented by the Secretariat.

The Secretariat is a single unit that coordinates the Reference Group and is hosted by The Reality of Aid Network.

Read: Terms of Reference: DAC-CSO Reference Group

Read: Terms of Reference: DAC-CSO Reference Group Core Group

Read: Terms of Reference: DAC-CSO Reference Group Secretariat


  • DAC Reform: Myrna Maglahus,  The Reality of Aid 

  • ODA and Private Sector: Nerea Craviotto, Eurodad

  • ODA and In-Donor Refugee Costs and Migration: Julie Seghers, Oxfam 

  • ODA, Peace and Security: Sarah Torres, The Reality of Aid Asia Pacific

  • Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD): Luca De Fraia, ActionAid Italia

  • Development Effectiveness: Jiten Yumnam, Centre for Research and Advocacy

  • ODA and Climate: Brian Tomlinson, AidWatch Canada/Rachel Simon, Climate Action Network/ Leia Achampong, Eurodad

  • Domestic Resource Mobilisation: Martin Tsounkeu, Africa Development Interchange Network (ADIN)


  • Brian Tomlinson - AidWatch Canada

  • Leo Atakpu - Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice

  • Luca de Fraia - ActionAid Italia

  • Jahangir Masum - Coastal Development Partnership

  • Jennifer Malonzo - IBON International

  • Jiten Yumnam - Centre for Research and Advocacy

  • Jorge Rivera - ONE

  • Julie Seghers - Oxfam

  • Matthew Simonds - CPDE

  • Marcela Browne - Fundacion SES

  • Martin Tsounkeu - Africa Development Interchange Network

  • Myrna Maglahus - The Reality of Aid

  • Nerea Craviotto - Eurodad

  • Sarah Torres - The Reality of Aid - Asia Pacific

  • Urantsooj Gombosuren - Centre for Human Rights and Development

  • Vitalice Meja - The Reality of Aid - Africa


  • tbd

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