The current draft have been revised based on the comments received in the previous consultation.

Updated toolkit is available here ⬇ :

Click Here  PSE Toolkit for TUs_Feedback Response_1st Consultation


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Development co-operation actors are increasingly working with the private sector in their projects and programmes to address the challenges brought by the pandemic and climate change, and to deliver on the 2030 Agenda at the country level. This trend has created a demand by these actors for more practical guidance on how to design, implement or review a private sector engagement (PSE) policy, programme or project.

The GPEDC is working with a multi-stakeholder group to develop a set of toolkits that provides guidance for stakeholders to apply the Kampala Principles for Effective Private Sector Engagement – a set of 5 normative principles and 16 sub-principles.

The toolkits will come in five parts with tailored advice to development partners, partner countries, private sector, civil society and trade unions. The ultimate goal of these toolkits is to inspire stakeholders to invest in new ways of collaborating with the private sector as a genuine partner in development co-operation in the pursuit of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. After open, online consultations all five toolkits will be launched at the upcoming Effective Development Co-operation Summit in December 2022.


Trade Union Toolkit

Development co-operation projects with the private sector involve a variety of actors on the ground with different interests and needs for information. This is why your opinion is important to develop targeted advice to trade unions engaged in development co-operation.



·    Do you agree with the overall guidance and level of detail provided in the toolkit?

·    Are there any issues missing in the proposed guidance?

·    Do you have any additional resources or good examples to include in the toolkit?



*Updated toolkit is available at the top of the page



(You can also include your inputs directly in the word document and send to


Comments (2)

Sebastian Meyer
Sebastian Meyer Moderator

? The consultation is now open - A warm welcome to all of you! We are excited to receive your comments on the Kampala Principles Toolkit for Trade Unions.

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Diego Lopez
Diego Lopez

We welcome the work towards a specific online toolkit for trade unions on the Kampala Principles, but we think that there should have been more consultation and joint work on the toolkit. As it stands, the toolkit cannot be endorsed by trade unions. We believe there is still more work to be done and more discussions to be undertaken to ensure it is clear and responds to the role of trade unions in PSE. We have provided, in the attached document some comments that we think could help guide further discussions on how to proceed with the revision of the toolkit.

We believe that in some cases the toolkit seems to talk to trade unions as if they were the private sector. This is especially so in many of the self-assessment questions, where it is not clear if they are directed to trade unions or the private sector. It is important to clarify that when trade unions engage with the private sector they act primarily as a watchdog and we would like to highlight that it is not the role of trade unions to promote market oriented solutions or make the business case for interventions. Trade unions follow a rights-based approach and need to ensure the contribution to development outcomes. We therefore consider that the self-assessment questions require more explanation and contextualisation and need to be adapted. Some of the pitfalls are also not very clear, they seem to be formulated in double negatives implying things that trade unions should do rather than things to avoid.

Through our comments in the attached document we hope we can take the discussion further and loom forward to joint work towards adapting the toolkit, so that it adequately reflects the role that trade unions should play in PSE.

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