10 Pilot Countries Selected: Enhancing Effective Co-operation at the Country Level
On 22-23 February, the Global Partnership launched the Enhanced Effectiveness at Country Level Pilot Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The pilot workshop is a key activity under Strategic Output 1 of the 2017-2018 Work Programme of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC). 10 country pilots were selected, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, El Salvador, Georgia, Laos, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Rwanda and Uganda.
The objective of these pilots is to support increased effectiveness at country level and to demonstrate the positive impact of effective development co-operation and the achievement of national, regional and global development goals. The focus and design of the country pilots will vary from country to country, depending on country context. The aim is to understand the types of activities taking place, to document best practices, and collect and analyse evidence on country level implementation of the effectiveness principles.
The workshop successfully reviewed common challenges in the implementation of effective development co-operation commitments which included the availability and use of data on development co-operation at country level, building partnerships with the full range of development stakeholders, and managing increasingly diverse development co-operation flows. Participants also developed a common understanding of the conceptual approach for the piloting work, including desired outcomes and implementation modalities. In closing, representatives discussed key next steps for the piloting process.
Pilot activities will be implemented throughout 2018 and the evidence generated through this piloting exercise, along with evidence from other sources, will inform the creation of a Global Compendium of Good Practices related to country level implementation of the effectiveness principles.