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.




Call for papers: Effective development co-operation


UNU-WIDER, on behalf of the GPEDC and with the support of the EU, is organizing an international research conference on the effectiveness of development co-operation, to be held in Brussels in November 2022 (dates TBC). A Call for papers is currently open to select research works that would inform the conference panel discussions on the relationship between development aid and development outcomes, including the factors that constrain and influence aid effectiveness and its performance. For detailed information please see the UNU-WIDER dedicated site here. To send a submission please complete this online application form before 19 April 2022, 23:59 UTC+3.