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At this year's G7 Summit, leaders reconfirmed their commitment to implement and be monitored against the effectiveness principles, superseded by the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC)

The G7 Summit 2022, that took place from 26 to 28 June at Schloss Elmau in Germany, was an opportunity to build on the results of previous Presidencies while at the same time making its own mark by initiating new models of cooperation to tackle global challenges. The outcomes of the Summit show that the G7 format is worthwhile and effective. 

As part of the G7 group work programme and accountability process, the newly-established G7 Accountability Working Group (AWG) regularly compiles, monitors and reports the efforts of G7 members in implementing development and development-related commitments of the group. G7 Progress Reports are published every three years.

Following up on the 2022 Summit outcomes and development-related commitments in previous years, G7 leaders endorsed the Elmau Progress Report 2022. 

The Elmau Progress Report 2022 monitors the G7’s progress in implementing 50 commitments made at the G7’ leaders summit, divided into 10 thematic chapters. Building on different data sources, such as publicly accessible databases and information provided by the administrations of G7 members, it provides a comprehensive picture of progress made and reveals remaining gaps.


G7 Leaders Commit Toward Development Effectiveness

From the beginning, G7 members actively supported and shaped the process of improving the quality and impact of development cooperation and have been important stakeholders of The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), custodian of the effectiveness principles - country ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and accountability. 

The GPEDC was founded at the 4th High-Level Political Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in 2011 with the aim of building bridges and uniting forces among the wider range development co-operation stakeholders to foster development effectiveness.

At the 2013 Lough Erne Summit, G7 leaders committed to be monitored by the GPEDC on the implementation of the principles laid out in the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation and to implement the Busan Common Standard on Aid Transparency. Thereby, they renewed the commitment made at the Gleneagles Summit in 2005 to be monitored on all commitments made in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. 

This year, leaders reconfirmed their commitment to implement and be monitored against the effectiveness principles. The G7 Summit Elmau Progress Report assess G7 leaders commitments and progress on aligning development cooperation with effectiveness principles, under several indicators of performance ?:

  • Use of country-led results frameworks
  • Annual predictability
  • Medium-term predictability
  • Aid on budget
  • Use of public financial management and procurement systems
  • Untied Aid
  • Transparency


? To learn more about the G7 countries’ average performance, read the full report here ?.