Toward effective development cooperation: Bringing everyone to the table to leave no one behind

GPEDC • 27 August 2021



Session Description

In July 2019, the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) launched the Kampala Principles—a set of five mutually reinforcing principles for making private sector partnerships in development cooperation more effective. These Principles have become even more relevant in times of COVID response and recovery, where effectiveness of partnerships plays a key role and our efforts to build back better must be greater than the sum of their parts. Diverse stakeholders must work in harmony and synergy to share complementary knowledge and experience, reinforce effectiveness, and develop innovative solutions to leave no one behind. In early 2021, the GPEDC published a set of case studies featuring businesses and their partnerships exemplifying the Kampala Principles in practice.

This session at the BCtA Annual Forum 2021 will reinforce inclusiveness and transparency as central tenants of effective development cooperation and encourage more organizations to apply and use the Kampala Principles, by featuring testimonials from diverse stakeholders involved in their implementation.

Session Objectives

  1. Present key findings from the Kampala Principles case studies and highlight what the Principles mean for businesses and their role, including in supporting COVID recovery and building back better through effective development co-operation and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
  2. Reinforce inclusiveness and transparency as critical components of effective development cooperation.
  3. Encourage the audience to get involved in the development of a Kampala Principles guide for businesses.
  4. Raise awareness of and invite members to join a Kampala Principles Community of Practice established as part of the partnership between BCtA and Germany, who leads the GPEDC work on the implementation of the Kampala Principles.

Suggested Speakers 

• Moderator: Mr. Kim Bettcher, Director, Policy & Program Learning, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

• Dr. Uta Böllhoff, Senior Policy Officer, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

• Mr Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director at OECD Development Co-operation Directorate

• Dr. Sharmin Zahan, Head of Ecosystem and Business Development, Digital Healthcare Solutions

• Mr Michael Pittelkow, Senior Government Affairs Specialist – Economic Development Cooperation, SAP