3: Leveraging Monitoring for Action
Leveraging Monitoring for Action
The Global Partnership Monitoring exercise is undergoing a reform process that will result in a new monitoring proposal, for endorsement at the third GPEDC High-Level Meeting.
THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP MONITORING EXERCISE
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. While stakeholders value the monitoring as a core function of the Global Partnership, there is also recognition of the need to continue re-thinking the exercise to ensure it meets its original aims and the evolving needs of stakeholders, and to leverage results of monitoring for effectiveness actions by all partners.
In 2020-2022, the Global Partnership will focus its monitoring work on the following:
- Facilitating the use of monitoring results, including:
1. Country-led "deep dives" to understand how monitoring results are informing policy and behavioural changes of partners and to understand the underlying causes of development effectiveness challenges and
2. Stakeholder-driven dialogues and actions to identify and address key effectiveness bottlenecks.
- Reforming the monitoring exercise: what is measured (indicator framework) and how it is measured (the process of monitoring exercise).
This work will capture effective partnering to deliver on the SDGs across different co-operation approached and modalities, coupled with new evidence from piloting, as well as snapshot of progress on effectiveness issues based on action in response to monitoring results.
This comprehensive reform of the monitoring exercise will lead to a new monitoring proposal, to be put forward for endorsement at the next High-Level Meeting (HLM3). As such, ahead of HLM3 there will not be a global monitoring round the way it was done in 2014, 2016 and 2018. In this "period of transition", the Global Partnership will draw on results and evidence generated from the country-level and stakeholder-led dialogue and action, as well as data generated from the piloting of new measurement approaches.
Since the beginning of the monitoring reform, there have been 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 tested 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).
If you're interested in joining groups related to this Action Area, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.