Networks & Initiatives
IBON International thrives in working collaboratively with civil society organisations (CSOs) and other development actors through networks and partnerships. We view networking and partnership as a basic and consistent approach in our many areas of work.
Within each network or partnership, we consistently observe principles of democratic consensus, apply democratic systems of network animation, and strike a balance among various network interests that enhances mutual respect and common benefit.
We have the following hosted networks
The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) is an open platform that unites civil society organisations (CSOs) from around the world on the issue of effective development cooperation (EDC). In promoting EDC in all areas of work, CPDE contributes to the achievement of human rights and sustainable development. The network strives to make development more effective by reshaping the global aid architecture and empowering CSOs working on the ground. It works with a strong focus to support country, regional, and sectoral civil society, combining this with the coordinated regional and global work.
IBON International joins CPDE in coming up with policy products and analyses on global policy discourses. IBON also coordinates with CPDE’s policy engagements, production of policy evidence and administering grants for outreach and capacity development activities.
The Reality of Aid Network (RoA) is the only major North/South international non-governmental initiative focusing on analysis and lobbying for poverty eradication policies and practices in the international aid regime. It brings together civil society organisations around the world working in the field of international cooperation in the 21 donor countries of the OECD, and in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and in the Asia/Pacific.
The Reality of Aid builds on a 20-year track record of independent assessment of aid policies and practices, accompanied by constructive dialogue with policy makers at national and international levels. As the recognized CSO network on global aid reform, RoA has established a significant and credible civil society dialogue on aid and international cooperation issues.
Reality of Aid – Asia Pacific (RoA-AP) is one of the regional arms of The Reality of Aid Network. RoA-AP primarily focuses on issues related to Peace, Security, and Militarism within the Asia Pacific. RoA-AP supports the global network in providing reliable and well-researched reports on aid performance, in influencing national and regional policy makers through lobbying and policy dialogue, and in facilitating collaboration among Asia Pacific CSOs to enhance their capacities toward building effective development cooperation.
The Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) is a broad national network of sectoral and regional networks of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and people’s organizations (POs) engaged in genuine development work.
CPDG works on substantive issues of the people, from actions and efforts in alleviating poverty; aid effectiveness; democratic and corruption-free governance; environmental protection and preservation; gender equality and women empowerment; protection of the rights and welfare of children; and developing disaster-resilient communities through community-based disaster risk reduction frameworks.
We also work in partnership with the following
Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN)
Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL)
People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS)
We are also part of the following platforms and networks
People Over Profit Network (POP)
International Migrants Alliance (IMA)
International Women’s Alliance (IWA)
People's Movement on Climate Change (PMCC)
International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines
International Campaign to Confront Crisis and War (RESIST)
International Fisherfolk and Fish Workers’ Coalition (IFWC)
World Association for Christian Communication (WACC)
Save Our Schools Network
Effective Institutions Platform (EIP)
International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS)
Apart from its regular programs, IBON International also pursues various initiatives in response to specific needs and advocacies. At present, we maintain the following initiatives:
The IBON Institute for International Development (I3D) is the knowledge institute of IBON International. I3D synthesizes the organisation’s wide range of knowledge on social policy, economics, and development. I3D consolidates IBON’s knowledge framework in order for us to respond better to the knowledge needs of various development actors.
I3D products are in the form of published research studies and formal training materials on development issues. It also has an online bookshop (i3d-bookshop.com) to increase the accessibility of printed publications of IBON International and its hosted networks for other parts of the world.
The Institute of Political Economy (IPE) undertakes research and other support activities for policy formulation and the development of alternatives for political economy issues in the Philippines and the world. These include research, policy studies and fora on socioeconomic issues, among others.
The Consortium for People’s Development – Disaster Response (CPDDR) is a national, multi-stakeholder consortium of development and humanitarian organizations seeking to facilitate the development of comprehensive, community-based, relevant and people-oriented DRR initiatives and programs by bringing together organizations, facilitating dialogues, documenting responses and drawing lessons from DRR practices. It provides a platform for sharing of expertise, resources and experiences. It builds linkages and cooperation from the local to the global level.
It is composed of four non-government organisations: IBON International, Citizen’s Disaster Response Center (CDRC), Working for Empowerment and Good Governance Institute, Inc. (WeGovern Institute), and the Management Advancement Systems Association, Inc. (MASAI).
CPDDR envisions a society where the people, especially the majority and most vulnerable groups, are empowered and capacitated to enable them to develop comprehensive, grassroots- based, relevant and people-oriented DRR initiatives that would increase their resilience and address their vulnerabilities. CPDDR believes that: the people should be the prime movers of their own development; DRR initiatives should build on the people’s capabilities, potentials, and strengths; Poverty is the main source of people’s vulnerabilities; DRR should lead toward long-term development.