The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation is a multi-stakeholder platform to advance the effectiveness of development efforts by all actors, to deliver results that are long-lasting and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

All types of resources for development

Realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires the mobilisation and effective use of all types of development resources, from all partners. The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation brings together governments, bilateral and multilateral organisations, civil society, the private sector and representatives from parliaments and trade unions, among others, who are committed to strengthening the effectiveness of their partnerships for development. It provides practical guidance and shares knowledge to boost development impact, supporting country-level implementation of the internationally-agreed development effectiveness principles.

Providing guidance and sharing knowledge

The Global Partnership promotes effective development co-operation geared towards ending all forms of poverty and inequality, advancing sustainable development and ensuring that no-one is left behind.

It tracks progress in the implementation of the effectiveness principles through its voluntary and country-led monitoring process. Its ten indicators focus on strengthening developing countries’ institutions, increasing the transparency and predictability of development resources, enhancing gender equality and supporting greater involvement of civil society, parliaments and the private sector in development efforts. The monitoring framework is currently being refined to fully reflect the 2030 Agenda and will contribute to the review of targets for SDG 5 and 17 and implementation of the Financing for Development agreements.

Sustaining political momentum for effective development co-operation

The Global Partnership sustains political momentum for the effective development co-operation agenda through its Ministerial-level meetings. Most recently, the Global Partnership convened its first Senior-Level Meeting (SLM), alongside the High-Level Political Forum at UN-HQ in New York on 13-14 July. Over 600 policy-makers from different development stakeholder groups, including one hundred member states, came together as part of their efforts to revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. The Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership (HLM2; following the First High-Level Meeting in Mexico City, 2014) was hosted by the Government of Kenya from November 30 to December 1, 2016. HLM2 brought together over 4,500 diverse stakeholders from 154 countries to agree on a common vision for how all development partners can work together to accelerate realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It concluded with endorsement of the Nairobi Outcome Document, which includes a renewed mandate for the Global Partnership and outlines priority actions for international development co-operation in light of the 2030 Agenda.

The Global Partnership was created at the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan (2011). Three Ministerial-level Co-Chairs, and a Fourth representing non-executive constituents, lead a 25-member Steering Committee.