Asia-Pacific Training for Effective Development Co-operation 2023


To provide participating countries with the necessary knowledge to lead and coordinate the monitoring exercise, the Government of the Republic of Korea initiated the GPEDC Learning and Accelerating Programme (LAP) in 2014. LAP provides a platform and venue for participants from developing countries to share experiences on their efforts towards more effective development cooperation and to engage in in-depth discussions on challenges and potential solutions. In October 2023, the 2023 KOICA LAP was organized for Partner Country Governments from Africa and Latin America.

Inspired by the LAP model, the Government of Indonesia, as one of the co-chairs for the GPEDC, is taking the lead in organizing tailored training sessions for countries set to commence monitoring in 2023-2024. The training will be organized for National Coordinators in Partner Country Governments from Asia-Pacific Countries. The training sessions will cultivate a culture of mutual learning and accountability, propelling progress towards more effective development cooperation.


Target Group

National Coordinators (government officials appointed from a ministry with a mandate/role in managing development co-operation) from Partner Country Governments from Asia-Pacific Countries, who have committed to participate in the 4th Monitoring round and to begin the exercise in 2023 or 2024.



The objectives of this training are to:

  • Develop participants’ understanding of the process and framework of the GPEDC Monitoring Exercise, and reflect on ways to use the exercise for more effective cooperation;

  • Explore implications of monitoring and monitoring findings for the participants' country contexts;

  • Provide a platform for peer-to-peer learning and skills training on the implementation of the GPEDC Monitoring Exercise, including from previous global and country-level experiences;

  • Develop participants’ understanding on how the components of the GPEDC Monitoring Exercise can be threaded in national processes and mechanisms;

  • Develop participants’ understanding of what constitutes effective development cooperation and encourage them to apply lessons learned in their own working contexts; and

  • Foster a community of practice on effective development cooperation among participants and module leads.


Key Documents