Paraguay’s Action Dialogue on Effective Development Co-operation


"Multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development: follow-up and monitoring of the Co-operation Framework between Paraguay and the United Nations"





The 2030 Agenda establishes multi-stakeholder partnerships as the center for the realization of its goals and targets, stating that the collaboration between different sectors of society is one of the fundamental enablers of sustainable development, calling for an unprecedented level of co-operation between the public sector, private sector, civil society, academia, and citizens, for its achievement. Hence, the imperative of effective partnerships to contribute towards attaining its fulfillment.


To that effect, the Co-operation Framework between the United Nations and Paraguay is a document cocreated following a multi-stakeholder consultation process. It seeks to accelerate Paraguay’s progress towards fulfilling its commitments to the 2030 Agenda, aligning its programming to priority areas, outcomes, products, and strategies, pursuing to ensure its complementarity and synergies with national planning frameworks.


Furthermore, the Republic of Paraguay has established the National Development Plan – Paraguay 2030 as a roadmap. Launched in 2014 and updated in 2021, the National Development Plan defines priority objectives, as well as indicators with ambitious long-term goals that lead in turn to sustainable development actions with the engagement and participation of every State agency and civil society. The document has a 92% alignment with the SDGs, enabling an effective contribution to the international development agenda through the management of the national government.


In terms of development co-operation, the management of non-reimbursable international cooperation (CINR, by its Spanish acronym) is structured through the Decree 6159/2016, which establishes a coordination mechanism between the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Technical Secretariat for Economic and Social Development Planning (STP, by its Spanish acronym). 


The Interinstitutional Technical Committee for the management of International Cooperation (CTI, by its Spanish acronym) recognizes that the International Non-Reimbursable Co-operation is a very important instrument that supports the sustainable development of the country, through which, resources that complement national efforts in areas defined as priorities are channeled. Additionally, it mandates to establish official dialogue mechanisms between the national government and international development co-operation actors.




Present good practices from the multi-stakeholder process followed to develop the Co-operation Framework between Paraguay and the United Nations and the exercise of bringing its indicators closer to national priorities.




1. Reflect on the importance of building co-operation frameworks that identify multi-stakeholder partnerships as key contributors to effective development co-operation in a national and international context.  


2. Identify challenges and opportunities to build co-operation frameworks that promote an effective multi-stakeholder dialogue, and the generation of indicators following an approach on effective development co-operation measurements.


3. Identify actions and recommendations to strengthen the effectiveness of co-operation and multi-stakeholder partnerships in the country.