About the Global Partnership.

The Global Partnership, created at the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan in 2011, is an inclusive political forum bringing together governments, bilateral and multilateral organisations, civil society and representatives from parliaments and the private sector, committed to strengthening the effectiveness of development co-operation to produce maximum impact for development.

Through its multi-stakeholder platform, the Global Partnership provides support, guidance and shares knowledge to boost development impact with a strong country focus, and to ensure a degree of coherence and collaboration among all development stakeholders on co-operation flows and policies. It offers a global mechanism to ensure co-operation is based on Busan principles of ownership, results, inclusiveness; and transparency and accountability to deliver tangible results on the post-2015 agenda.

As a voluntary and multi-stakeholder forum, the Global Partnership plays a role in supporting implementation of the SDGs. As noted in the UN Secretary General’s Synthesis report, the Global Partnership can “help review and strengthen the global partnership for sustainable development.” Learn more about how the Global Partnership is working on the post-2015 development agenda.

The Global Partnership also tracks progress in the implementation of Busan commitments for more effective development co-operation, through its monitoring framework comprised of a set of 10 indicators, with most targets set for 2015. These indicators focus on strengthening developing country institutions, increasing transparency and predictability of development co-operation, enhancing gender equality, as well as supporting greater involvement of civil society, parliaments and private sector in development efforts.

The Global Partnership is led by three high-profile Co-Chairs, and supported by a Steering Committee composed of 21 members:

  • Goodall Edward Gondwe, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning & Development, Malawi;
  • Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico; and,
  • Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands.

Learn more about the history and the working arrangements of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation.

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

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