Reforming the Monitoring Process

Reform of the Monitoring Exercise: 2020-2022

The Global Partnership Monitoring Exercise was recently reformed and launched at the GPEDC Summit in 2022.

In 2020-2022, the Global Partnership reformed its monitoring framework and process

The Global Partnership monitoring exercise provides unique data and evidence to guide countries and their development partners in assessing progress and obstacles in improving the effectiveness of their co-operation, a critical aspect of accelerating progress towards 2030. Following three global monitoring rounds (in 2014, 2016 and 2018), GPEDC's leadership recognised the need to comprehensively reform the exercise to ensure it would meet its original aims and the evolving needs of stakeholders.

The reform was undertaken based on a collective reflection by GPEDC stakeholders on the challenges and achievements of the monitoring exercise. It produces changes to both the monitoring framework (what is measured) and process (how it is measured), and resulted in a new monitoring exercise (information here), endorsed by the Global Partnership Steering Committee, and launched at the 2022 Effective Development Co-operation Summit.


The reform involved extensive consultations, inclusive of GPEDC stakeholders and constituency groups:

  • A virtual survey in 2020 enquired about the trade-offs related to making changes to the monitoring exercise, and resulted in 137 responses including 62 from partner countries (summary here)

  • A series of 9 consultations in 2020 included 75 participants who shared their views about the monitoring process (summary here)

  • In the first half of 2021, a series of 19 consultations were conducted with 169 participants focused on the monitoring framework and process (summary here)

  • In a virtual consultation on the Knowledge Platform towards the end of 2021, a first draft proposal of elements of a revised monitoring framework, and of a strengthened monitoring process was texted with stakeholders, attracting 40 responses (summary here)

  • In the first quarter of 2022, technical work and further discussion with experts took place. Based on feedback received throughout the reform process, a revised proposal was prepared, setting out in detail the new and strengthened monitoring framework and process. During May and June 2022, the revised proposal was made available online for stakeholders’ feedback (here) and inputs were collected at a multi-stakeholder technical workshop in the Republic of Benin (here).


During the reform period, the Global Partnership supported a series of Action Dialogues for Effective Development Co-operation held across Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and the Asia Pacific regions. This work has captured progress and challenges in terms of effective partnering to deliver on the SDGs across different co-operation approaches and modalities.