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.


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.




International Research Conference on the Effectiveness of Development Co-operation

On 17-18 November 2022, the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), on behalf of Action Area 1.1 of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) and with the support of the European Union, is organising an international research conference in Brussels on the effectiveness of development co-operation.

The conference will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of high-quality innovative, theoretical and empirical research and its policy take aways that speaks to the relationship between the implementation of the development effectiveness principles and the achievement of development outcomes.

Out of a pool of nearly 300 excellent submissions, around 80 research papers were selected to be presented and discussed at the conference.

More updates on the conference will be shared in August.