About the Partnership
About the Partnership
Improving the effectiveness of development co-operation partnerships as a critical enabler for the 2030 Agenda
Development Effectiveness and the 2030 Agenda
Development Effectiveness: A Critical Enabler for the 2030 Agenda
Realizing the 2030 Agenda, and driving the ‘Decade of Action’, will require urgent additional efforts.
The international community has decided what it wants to achieve in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and a framework for what this needs in the Financing for Development (FfD) process.
But the global effort to drive sustainable development is facing profound headwinds, from growing inequality to a global pandemic. Only collective action will see us through these challenges.
And that is why how we partner and work together – through principle-based, evidence-led, development efforts – is more important than ever to achieving the 2030 Agenda.
It is through the four effectiveness principles and their implementation that we can re-build our partnerships on a more equitable basis, for more sustainable results, driving the ‘Decade of Action’.
The Global Partnership
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (the Global Partnership) is the primary multi-stakeholder vehicle for driving development effectiveness, to "maximize the effectiveness of all forms of co-operation for development for the shared benefits of people, planet, prosperity and peace." It brings together governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector and representatives from parliaments and trade unions among others, who are committed to strengthening the effectiveness of their partnerships for development.
It supports practical implementation of effective development co-operation principles, promotes mutual accountability, and works to sustain political momentum for more effective co-operation and partnerships. The Global Partnership's monitoring exercise and report is a flagship instrument of the Partnership that provides a critical snapshot of progress toward more effective development cooperation in this effort of the Partnership.
Formally constituted in 2012, the Global Partnership is today led by four Co-chairs representing the main stakeholders involved in development co-operation, including governments and non-State actors. Its work is driven by a 25-member Steering Committee, reflecting the spirit of inclusive partnerships, and a ‘whole-of-society’ approach, that achieving the 2030 Agenda requires. More information on the leadership can be found here.
As part of its efforts to sustain political momentum around development effectiveness, the Partnership convenes at high/Ministerial-level, and since the Busan Partnership Agreement (endorsed by 161 countries and 56 international organizations in 2011) has adopted the Mexico Communique (2014) the Nairobi Outcome Document (2016, a negotiated outcome, like the Busan Agreement), and the Co-Chair’s Statement on the Senior-Level Meeting (2019).
Details on how the Global Partnership engages constituencies for effective development co-operation: