On April 21-22, more than 50 delegates from the Global Partnership’s multi-stakeholder governing body gathered in Washington D.C. for the 15th Steering Committee meeting to endorse a strategic plan of action and direction for the Partnership through mid-2019.
Discussing the exciting and dynamic activities undertaken by Global Partnership’s stakeholders, Steering Committee members looked forward to the year ahead with promises to deliver a high-impact Senior Level meeting of the Global Partnership in 2019. Members agreed on a set of initiatives to drive development impact, including:
- Launching a strengthened monitoring process by June 2018 to provide new development co-operation evidence;
- Establishing the proposed Business Leaders’ Caucus that will provide advisory inputs to Global Partnership’s guidelines for private sector engagement;
- Driving forward the concept for a Global Compendium of Good Practices on Effective Development Co-operation to offer concrete solutions for effective implementation on the ground;
- Implementing a Global Action Plan to address the unfinished business of the development effectiveness agenda;
- Building a Knowledge-Sharing Platform to share lessons learned on effective development co-operation.
The Global Partnership’s Co-Chairs Mr. Abul Maal Muhith, Honourable Finance Minister from Bangladesh, Mr. Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Co-operation and Development of Germany and a representative of the Ugandan Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, led the meeting which discussed the Global Partnership’s key contributions to achieving the ambitious 2030 Agenda.
As the new designated Co-Chair of the Committee, Mr. Barthle noted in his opening statement that, “the Global Partnership ensures that effective development co-operation contributes to the ‘how’ of SDG implementation”.
Participants at this biannual gathering also discussed key updates from implementing the 2017-2018 Programme of Work, including around country-level implementation of the development effectiveness principles, refining the monitoring framework, knowledge-sharing for increased development impact, private sector engagement, and learning from different modalities of development co-operation.
Steering Committee members also discussed ways to better integrate the work of Global Partnership Initiatives and learning from all modalities of development co-operation into the core work of the Partnership.
Participants in attendance included representatives from Aga Khan UK, Bangladesh, Canada, CIPE, CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, El Salvador, European Commission, Germany, International Chamber of Commerce, Inter-Parliamentary Union, ITUC, Japan, Mexico, NEPAD, OECD-Development Assistance Committee, OPEC Fund for International Development, Pacific Islands, Philippines, UCLG, Uganda, UNDG and World Bank. For a full list of participants, click here.
The meeting was held in the margins of the 2018 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group at the Inter-American Development Bank.
A full summary of proceedings can be found here.