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Mutual accountability is at the core of working together effectively. Transparent practices and evidence-based dialogue form the basis for enhanced accountability. Moreover, ensuring accountability towards the beneficiaries of co-operation and partnerships, as well as to the respective citizens, organisations, constituents and stakeholders, is an important enabler for realising the 2030 Agenda, given the increasing diversity of partners and complexity of sustainable development challenges.


Since 2014, three rounds of the Global Partnership monitoring were undertaken. The Global Partnership monitoring is a member-driven flagship instrument that tracks progress towards implementing the effectiveness principles, seeks to capture behavior change by focusing on how partners work together, and supports global accountability for implementing the effective development co-operation commitments. It is a multi-stakeholder, voluntary, and country-led process. In 2018, a record 86 governments led country level engagement in the Global Partnership's 2018 monitoring exercise. They were joined by more than 100 development partners and hundreds of civil society organizations, private sector representatives, foundations, trade unions, parliamentarians and local governments. 


Listed below are the reports and data generated from these monitoring rounds. In 2020-2022, a reform of the Global Partnership monitoring exercise will be undertaken to ensure that the monitoring exercise generates robust data and evidence to support accountability for Busan commitments, stimulate dialogue, drive behavior change and build political momentum more effective development co-operation. In addition, the Global Partnership will support the use of monitoring results by governments, development partners, and national stakeholders to spark follow up action and behavior change by all partners.


I. The 2019 Progress Report: Making Development Cooperation More Effective with two parts:  Part I) examines how partner countries are putting in place the building blocks for an effective, ‘whole-of-society’ development effort and; Part II) focuses on how effectively development partners support such country-led efforts.


II. Headlines from the 2019 Progress Report: Making Development Cooperation More Effective presents headlines from Parts I and II of the Global Partnership 2019 Progress Report and highlights interlinkages between how partner countries and development partners are promoting effective, country-led partnerships and compiles the Global Partnership’s evidence as it relates to informing UN-led SDG follow-up and review. 


III. The Global Partnership monitoring country profiles summarise the country-specific results of the Global Partnership monitoring exercises, providing a snapshot of a country or territory’s progress in achieving more effective development co-operation, alongside analysis and trends.