The Global Partnership hosted the 20th meeting of its Steering Committee on 9-10 December 2020. 

Co-Chairs highlighted the on-going importance of maximizing the effectiveness of development co-operation to achieve the 2030 Agenda, not least in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. They noted the added value of the Partnership’s multi-stakeholder platform in implementing the 2020-2022 work programme.

H.E. Ms. Elysée Munembwe Tamukumwe, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Planning of the Democratic Republic of Congo, launched the Action Dialogues for 2021 to strengthen the Global Partnership’s evidence-based multi-stakeholder approach to co-operation, to create new political momentum, and build on actions for effectiveness to deliver the SDGs.

Ms. Fatima Yasmin, Permanent Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance representing H.E. Mr. Mustafa Kamal, Minister of Finance, Bangladesh, highlighted the importance of showing behaviour change from stakeholders, and the need to capture the voices of diverse constituencies of development actors.

H.E. Mr. Thomas Gass, Ambassador, Assistant Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, spoke of the need to demonstrate the role of development effectiveness and multi-stakeholder partnerships to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

Mr. Vitalice Meja, Executive Director of Reality of Aid Africa, and the non-executive Co-chair of the Global Partnership, called for open and frank discussion of the Co-Chairs’ proposals, and the need for the Partnership to align itself with the SDGs, using the review of the Partnership to ensure this.

Please find attached a summary on the meeting. For key documents used during the meeting, please refer to the event page here