The Coalition for Partnership in Democratic Development (CPDD), formerly known as the Working for Partnership in Decentralization (WGDP), is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of Cambodian and INGOs and individuals working on the issues of decentralization and de-concentration reforms in Cambodia. Officially registered with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) in July 2017, CPDD is currently the only network organization with over a 100 membership of non-government organizations (NGOs) that focuses explicitly on decentralization reform.
We are a network that promotes a strong partnership and building relationships between stakeholders to shares knowledge and experiences and improve policy at the national level and practice at the local level. We have built good working relationship with the Government, especially the Secretariat of the National Committee for Democratic Development (NCDD-S), donor agencies, the association for sub-national councils (ASAC), and sub-national administrations throughout the country.
We organize meetings and workshops and provide other ways of support to our members to build their capacity and empower them to collect and discuss issues they face in their respective community and to advocate their views to their local government, depending on the issues of civil society, CPDD executive committee coordinates articulation of collective stands of members which is followed with advocacy actins with National Government.
Our efforts mainly focus on the work of the National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development, an inter-ministerial mechanism for promoting democratic development through D&D reforms throughout Cambodia. We also interact with the ministry of the Interior and other government bodies involved in sub-national democratic development reform. As development partners paly a very important role and provide support to Cambodia in D&D reforms, CPDD board and the Executive committees interact with them to share perspectives and identify mutual interest also to share the voice of the CPDD coalition concerning democratization process. We also established collaborate with other networks and associations related to civil society in Cambodia and abroad.