About the Global Partnership.

The Global Partnership helps nations, business and organisations work better together to end poverty.

It brings governments, the private sector, civil society and others together to ensure funding, knowledge and policy produce maximum impact for development

The Global Partnership is led by three high-profile Co-Chairs:

  • Goodall Edward Gondwe, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning & Development, Malawi;
  • José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico; and,
  • Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands.

It is a forum for shared advice, shared learning and shared action to support the implementation of principles that form the foundation of effective development co-operation:

  • ownership by developing countries;
  • results as a focus of development efforts;
  • partnerships for inclusive development; and,
  • transparency and accountability to one another.

To date, 161 Governments and 56 organisations  have endorsed the Global Partnership Principles.

The Global Partnership works with partners to complement the work of other organisations that impact effective development co-operation. These include the UN Development Co-operation Forum, the Development Working Group of the G20 and the UN-led process for creating a global development agenda for after 2015.

The Global Partnership builds on a range of international activities to improve development co-operation, including the Monterrey Consensus of 2002, the Rome Declaration on Harmonisation (2003), the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005), and the Accra Agenda for Action of 2008.

The Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, where the Global Partnership was created, marked a turning point in bringing this wide range of historical efforts to improve development co-operation by different partners together into one place, going beyond governments to include business, civil society, parliamentarians, international organisations and foundations as development partners.

The Global Partnership is uniquely:

  • Inclusive: it brings together governments, business, organisations, private foundations, parliamentarians and many others to take action together.
  • Action-oriented: the Global Partnership is not just about talking – it has a ‘country-focused’ approach that has made and will continue to make a difference to development results in a range of countries.
  • Open: it provides a troubleshooting forum where developing countries, providers and others can air concerns and find solutions. Anyone can join.
  • Flexible: it has a rolling agenda – about every one and a half to two years it picks key topics that development actors think are critical to improving development co-operation, underpinned by key principles. The Global Partnership is a forum fit for acting on 21st century challenges.

Further information on the working arrangements of the Global Partnership.

If you are a country government, association, enterprise or international organisation and would like to join the Global Partnership please contact us at info@effectivecooperation.org.

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