Criteria for establishing Grand Bargain 2.0 Caucuses
Following the Grand Bargain Signatories' endorsement of a new approach in the Grand Bargain 2.0 – political caucuses, which will focus on specific strategic issues in an ad hoc manner, with clear objectives and a limited timeframe, please see here the basic Criteria for establishing the Grand Bargain 2.0 caucuses. As outlined in the letter by the Eminent Person (EP) Jan Egeland in July 2021, the criteria was further refined by the Facilitation Group (FG) and EP office, based on the endorsed annex of the Grand Bargain 2.0 Framework and reflecting the various necessary elements that the Signatories highlighted at the Annual Meeting. Caucuses do not replace workstreams, but are rather an additional tool for resolving very specific and elevated political issues that cannot be addressed through technical means.
In addition to the criteria, here are the responses to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), along with a flowchart that explains the process. While the FAQ attempts to respond to most questions submitted to the FG by the Signatories, please note that the caucuses are not envisaged as rigid and fixed structures. They are meant to be a flexible and agile tool to unblock a challenge or identify a trade-off among several stakeholders or constituencies that requires specific decision-making at senior level. Therefore, not all answers can be provided as there should be enough space for individual caucuses to adapt their ways of working to their specific needs. This document will be updated and shared with the Signatories, with new questions added as needed.