Meeting development goals: evidence from the Civil Society Education Fund

Xavier Rambla*, Antoni Verger, D. Brent Edwards, Clara Fontdevila, Xavier Bonal

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In recent years, the Civil Society Education Fund has supported national education civil society coalitions (NECs) in low-income countries so that they put pressure on governments and donors to implement the Education for All agenda and the Millennium Development Goal on education. This article draws on literature on global governance as well as on an extensive evaluation of the CSEF to explore the actual contribution of this initiative to the activity of NECs. The article highlights the achievements and shortcomings of the CSEF and includes a set of practical recommendations on the role of global civil society in international development processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-864
Number of pages14
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 18
Externally publishedYes


  • Aid–Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Civil society
  • Governance and public policy
  • Social sector–Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development


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