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. Complementing these by addressing how we partner and work together – based on the internationally-agreed effectiveness principles – will be key to the ‘trajectory shift’ that is required.
The Four Effectiveness Principles:
Agreed in 2011 by more than 161 countries and 56 organizations, the four principles of effective development co-operation contribute to this goal by providing a framework for more equal and empowered partnerships and more sustainable development outcomes. A record 86 governments led country level engagement in a 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. These countries believe that the effectiveness principles are critical multiplier for their development efforts.
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).
Implementing the effectiveness principles
As noted above, the Global Partnership supports the implementation of the effective development co-operation commitments at the country and global levels through its flagship monitoring exercise and report.
Drawing on the results of the 2018 monitoring exercise and guidance from the Co-Chairs and Steering Committee, the Global Partnership’s 2020-2022 Work Programme will focus on three strategic priorities:
- Promoting development effectiveness to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda
- Building better partnerships
- Leveraging monitoring for action
The Work Programme will be underpinned by an openness to self-reflection and change, including a review and evaluation of the Global Partnership over the course of the 2020-22 cycle, to inform its political offer and propose adjustments to its governance and institutional set-up.