As it is now widespread in the development community, in mid-March the Swedish aid agency, Sida, announced abruptly that all contracts with their 17 Strategic Partner Organizations in Sweden´s Civil Society Strategy would come to an end by the end of this year. This decision affects more than 1750 partner organisations in 90 countries. Little information was provided as to future funding modalities, nor consultation was held with affected organizations in Sweden or in the global South.

The letter below is a response to this situation and it has been an initiative of the CSO Working Group on the DAC Recommendation on Enabling Civil Society focusing on the commitments in the DAC Recommendation:

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