The Senior-Level Meeting

The scale of the ambition captured in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has moved from a whole-ofgovernment effort to whole-of-society, and from billions to trillions. In this context, the proposition of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) is two-fold. First, that multi-stakeholder approaches will be increasingly critical moving forward.

Second, that we have what we want to achieve in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and a framework for what this needs in the Financing for Development (FfD) process. Complementing these by addressing how we partner and work together (the effectiveness principles) will be critical for the enabling architecture of the 2030 Agenda.

The internationally-agreed effectiveness principles provide a framework for all stakeholders to maximise the potential of each dollar spent.

The Global Partnership’s first Senior-Level Meeting held in the margins of the 2019 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The meeting attracted over 600+ senior policymakers and development co-operation practitioners from government, civil society, parliaments, multilateral organisations, the private sector, philanthropy, academia and others, who affirmed effectiveness as an essential driver for sustainable development.