Provoking Action: How Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Lead to Change at Country Level





Event Description 

Currently, the global community is living through an unprecedented period of overlapping global crises - food security, public health and education systems, climate change and other interlinked and cross-boundaries development issues. The situation has emphasized the need to work together across countries to bounce back and build resilience post-pandemic recovery.  

The UN recognizes Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (also known as MSPs) as crucial to the 2030 Agenda. Often defined as initiatives involving governments, intergovernmental bodies, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders in pursuit of a common goal or commitment, MSPs bring together different stakeholders for innovative solutions around resource mobilization (finance, knowledge, and capacities) as well as strengthen the ownership of development efforts. 

In this context, the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) brings diverse development actors together through a principle-led approach to foster trust and policy action in countries. 

The GPEDC’s flagship monitoring exercise provides fresh evidence on the four effectiveness principles - country ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and mutual accountability - empowering country-level actors to identify and tackle challenges for better development co-operation. The monitoring exercise entails a process of multi-stakeholder participation, data collection, and dissemination of results, leading to a period of strategic reflection, dialogue, and action towards achievement of the Agenda 2030. As the official source of data for three of the SDG targets (SDG 5.c, SDG 17.15 and SDG 17.16), it drives collective accountability and enhances countries’ Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) with insights on opportunities for accelerating SDG implementation. 



This 2023 High-Level Political Forum side event will: 

  1. Highlight the importance of effective development co-operation as a key enabler to advance SDG implementation at country level;  

  1. Raise awareness to strengthen Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships as a means for more effective development co-operation; 

  1. Promote the importance of renewing the commitment to the development effectiveness principles;  

  1. Demonstrate how the new monitoring of GPEDC can promote accountability and learning for more effective development co-operation and how the monitoring results feed into national SDGs reporting processes, such as VNRs. 




- Ms. Marie Ottosson, Deputy Director General, SIDA, Sweden 


Opening Remarks:  

- H.E. Mr. Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning/Head of BAPPENAS, Indonesia 

- H.E. Mrs. Judith Suminwa Tuluka, Minister of Planning, Democratic Republic of Congo 



- Dr. Larba Issa Kobyagda, Director General of Economy and Planning, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Forward Planning, Burkina Faso

- Ms. Nazneen Damji, Chief a.i Governance and Participation Section, UN Women 

- Mr. Michael Pittelkow, Economic Development Co-operation Executive, SAP 

- Mr. Richard Ssewakiryanga, Co-Chair, CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness


Concluding Remarks:  

-  H.E. Mr. Bogat Widyatmoko, Deputy Minister for Political Affairs, Law, Defense, and Security, Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS, Indonesia