Guiding Principles for Cyber Capacity Building

The Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (Busan, Republic of Korea, 29 November to 1 December 2011) articulated a number of principles for effective development cooperation in the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. The following guiding principles for global cyber capacity building are derived from the Busan outcomes, and adapted to the cyber capacity building context.

1. Inclusive partnerships and shared responsibility: effective cyber capacity building requires cooperation across nations, including various stakeholders, and at different levels

2. Ownership: partner nations need to take ownership of capacity building priorities

3. Sustainability: obtaining sustainable impact should be the driving force for cyber capacity building

4. Trust, transparency and accountability: transparency and accountability play a key role in establishing trust, which is necessary for effective cooperation