Global political momentum to improve the effectiveness of development co-operation at country-level is needed to drive more effective partnerships, stimulate dialogue, and take collective action towards enhanced development outcomes. The new Global Partnership monitoring, a key vehicle for evidence and political engagement, was launched at this session and will be critical in taking this agenda forward.
Key Messages from the Session
- Having in place inclusive dialogue mechanisms at the country level is critical for making progress on effectiveness challenges. But for such dialogue to be constructive, various enabling factors are required. There must be leadership by country governments, facilitated by suitable structures. For all partners to be willing to engage in dialogue may require a legislative framework that enables everyone to contribute on equal footing. More broadly, an environment of trust between partners is a pre-requisite. Having data to illuminate what is happening and who is doing what is also key.
- The new Global Partnership monitoring provides an opportunity for evidence-based and multistakeholder dialogue at the country level. The monitoring exercise can catalyze new, or renewed, dialogue and action on the challenges and bottlenecks to effective co-operation and partnerships, based on results which show a snapshot of the reality in a particular country. The exercise is also intended to build on and strengthen existing country-level processes and structures.
- There is positive anticipation and enthusiasm for the roll-out of the 4th monitoring round, beginning in 2023, evidenced not least by the expressions of interest to conduct the monitoring by 36 partner countries ahead of the Summit. Key partners and institutions have also voiced their commitment to engage in and support the exercise. At global, regional and country levels, there is a groundswell of commitment to ensure success of the monitoring, including but not limited to OECD and UNDP, the UN Development Coordination Office, bilateral development partners including the Republic of Korea, regional entities such as AUDA-NEPAD and the Asian Development Bank, and the Co-Chairs of the GPEDC.
Links to Relevant Resources/Products
- Concept Note (ENG, FR, ES)
- Video: The new Global Partnership Monitoring Exercise
- 4th Monitoring round of the Global Partnership
Key Terms: Monitoring, country level, development partners, development effectiveness