Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to share a collaborative working paper, "Multilateralism in a time of COVID-19: A ‘perspectives’ paper of the Global Partnership", and can be accessed at: https://www.effectivecooperation.org/content/multilaterilism-time-covid…

The paper highlights experiences from different types of development stakeholders on what they are learning from COVID-19, and how the UN system can help:

- Mr. Shreekrishna Nepal, Joint Secretary at the Finance Ministry in Nepal, talks about the importance of data-sharing to country ownership, and the role the UN can play in coordinating and convening data at country level.

- Ms. Carin Jämtin, Director General of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), describes how their effort to focus on results has been supported by flexible funding models, and how subsidiarity and flexibility can help UNCTs deliver.

- Ms. Beverly Longid, Co-chair at the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, makes the case for inclusive partnerships, and the role the UN can play in supporting these; a cause now more important than ever as the most vulnerable are hardest hit by the pandemic.

- Ms. Ulrika Modeer, Director of External Relations & Advocacy at UNDP highlights the role of mutual accountability, and how the ‘Funding Compact’ can play a central role in sustaining trust & partnerships through the current challenges.