Demonstrating the Impact of Effectiveness


To make a convincing case for implementing the effectiveness principles, we need to demonstrate that effectiveness delivers better results, faster. We combine targeted research with real life effectiveness projects in partner countries.


International Research Conference on the Effectiveness of Development Co-operation


On 17-18 November 2022, INTPA D.1 and the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), on behalf of Action Area 1.1 (Demonstrating the Impact of Effectiveness) of the GPEDC are organising the International Research Conference on the Effectiveness of Development Co-operation.

The Conference will be a hybrid event held at Brussels and online. It aims at building evidence around the factors driving the effectiveness of development co-operation and aid - in particular the relationship between the implementation of the development effectiveness principles and better development impact, including the factors that constrain and influence effectiveness and performance.

More than 80 researchers from all over the world will discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research about aid effectiveness, as well as its policy take-aways, together with the EU community.

The Conference Programme & List of Papers to be presented is available here.


Online registrations close on 14 November.

The need for effective development co-operation is more urgent than ever.

International development co-operation is a powerful tool to help countries realize their own development goals and achieve the SDGs. But sometimes development co-operation doesn’t work as well as it should.

The effectiveness principles are about uniting the efforts and resources of  governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, CSOs and philanthropies to achieve the most impact with the resources available.

Interested in improving the effectiveness of development co-operation in your sector?


GPEDC can help.

Building better partnerships: Effectiveness to Impact (E2I) initiatives

E2I initiatives help governments improve the effectiveness of development co-operation within priority sectors to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.



Research on the impact of effectiveness

Comparative country case studies exploring how effectiveness delivers impact in different contexts.