This 2020 Annual Status Report aims to provide an overview of UNDP’s global and country-level work in improving the effectiveness of development cooperation, drawing on the expertise and experience of its Regional Bureau and Country Offices and in collaboration with development partners. The report will showcase UNDP’s work, achievements and results in 2020 through the Global Project on Managing Development Cooperation Effectively interlinked with the GPEDC Work Programme.

The report is prepared by the Effective Development Cooperation Team from UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), led by Ms. Yuko Suzuki Naab.

We gratefully acknowledge substantive contributions from: Prosun Chowdhury (UNDP Bangladesh), Hassan Mirbahar (UNDP Fiji), Ana Gabriela De Leon Garcia (UNDP Guatemala), Joonwoo Park (UNDP DRC), Pau Blanquer (UNDP Somalia), Dereck Rusagara (UNDP Sudan), Jeanne Bougonou (UNDP Togo).

Special thanks to Emily Davis (UNDP Regional Bangkok Hub) and Orria Goni (UNDP Regional Finance Hub in Pretoria) for their support to the annual review of UNDP’s country and regional level work on effective development cooperation.