Tools & Dialogues for Action

Tools & Dialogues for Action

The Global Partnership presents tools and action dialogue opportunities for key stakeholders, helping them explore how they might strengthen their actions towards more effective development co-operation.


1) Tools and Guides for Use of Monitoring Results

The following evidence-based tools and guides will support Global Partnership stakeholders to better understand the monitoring results most relevant to them and use this evidence to identify actions to improve effectiveness policy and practice:


Country Profiles provide a snapshot of each country or territory’s progress, in achieving more effective development co-operation, alongside analysis and trends that emerged from the 2018 monitoring round.


Data Profile tools provide partner country and development partner data for action on monitoring results and allow stakeholders to view their progress, explore results of different partners and compare results with other country contexts and global averages. This offering of the data tool is complementary to the Monitoring Dashboard;


Self-reflection Guides help Global Partnership stakeholders analyse and interpret their monitoring results, in turn informing action on policy and practices through self-assessment.

  • The partner country guide supports partner countries to interpret and reflect on their monitoring results, through the lens of their own country context and development co-operation landscape;
  • The development partner guide recognises diversity across development partners, their histories and practices, and supports reflection on the factors which may influence their monitoring results;
  • The civil society enabling environment guide (Indicator 2) provides guidance and questions to interpret the monitoring results on CSO effectiveness and enabling environment and to identify the policies and practices that may be driving these results. It is useful for civil society organisations, partner country governments and development partners who wish to self-reflect on their performance or to discuss collectively in a multi-stakeholder setting;
  • The guide on the quality of public-private dialogue (PPD) (Indicator 3) provides guidance and self-reflection questions for stakeholders to interpret and take action on monitoring results. The guide provides several examples of how private sector engagement and public-private dialogue (PPD) has been part of efficient responses to the COVID-19 crisis at the country level and introduces the Global Partnership’s Kampala Principles on Effective Private Sector Engagement in Development Co-operation.  
2) Action Dialogues 2021 for Effective Development Co-operation

The Global Partnership’s call for Action Dialogues 2021 is aimed at stimulating and/or deepening multi-stakeholder dialogue at country-level that is led by partner country governments in collaboration with their stakeholders and partners. Such action dialogue facilitates reflections on the challenges, opportunities and areas, where collective action is needed for improving effectiveness of development co-operation and partnerships given a country’s own development context (including the response to COVID-19).




Action Dialogues generate political buy-in and foster stakeholder engagement for collective action towards more effective co-operation and partnerships at country level. They are informed by evidence and data on effective development co-operation. For those countries that participated in the 2018 monitoring round this includes self-reflection based on the above-mentioned tools and guides for the use of 2018 monitoring results as useful starting point to initiate and devise these dialogues. However, participation in previous monitoring rounds is not a pre-requisite for a country to take part in the Action Dialogues 2021 initiative.



  • For the Why, What and How of the Action Dialogues 2021 for Effective Development Co-operation please refer to the info brief here.
  • A handbook for Action Dialogues 2021 will be made available shortly.

Through Action Dialogues, governments can strengthen their engagement with various stakeholders, such as the private sector, civil society, foundations, and South-South and triangular co-operation partners, and/or discuss effectiveness at sub-national levels or effective multilateral co-operation. To this end, the Global Partnership’s 2020-2022 Work Programme has various Action Areas spearheaded by the Global Partnership stakeholders as they consider applying the effectiveness principles and improving the effectiveness of various modalities and instruments. More information about the Global Partnership’s Action Areas can be found here.

All partner country governments are invited to express their interest in undertaking an Action Dialogue here or contact the Co-Chairs at


Further information on tools, materials and knowledge from Global Partnership members that can support action to improve effectiveness of development co-operation, can be found here.

What support is available from the Global Partnership?

Virtual Helpdesk Support by the OECD-UNDP Joint Support Team (JST) of the Global Partnership:

The JST helps countries with the application of the above-mentioned Tools and Guides for Use of Results and provides guidance to countries undertaking Action Dialogues. You may wish to contact the JST for assistance in unpackaging monitoring results for consultations, multi-stakeholder and constituency-based dialogues, reports, international and national fora and events, as well as for preparing inputs for Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), including on the SDG targets for which the Global Partnership monitoring is an official data source (SDG 5.C, SDG 17.15 and SDG 17.16).

Mobilising partners for engagement at country level:

Some countries may undertake self-assessments, dialogues and action planning on their own, drawing on their existing mechanisms and partners’ support at country level. Others may require additional external support to undertake Action Dialogues. The Global Partnership Co-Chairs and Steering Committee Members from different constituency groups will strive to mobilise partners and identify stakeholders and networks to engage in these dialogues. For assistance in this regard please contact the Co-Chairs at:  


JSTJST Monitoring Team

To inquire about JST support please contact: