As we embrace the diversity that underpins our partnership and the catalytic role of development co-operation, we share common principles which consistent with our agreed international commitments on human rights, decent work, gender equality, environmental sustainability and disability form the foundation of our co-operation for effective development.
These shared principles will guide our actions to:
- Deepen, extend and operationalise the democratic ownership of development policies and processes.
- Strengthen our efforts to achieve concrete and sustainable results. This involves better managing for results, monitoring, evaluating and communicating progress; as well as scaling up our support, strengthening national capacities and leveraging diverse resources and initiatives in support of development results.
- Broaden support for South-South and triangular co- operation, helping to tailor these horizontal partnerships to a greater diversity of country contexts and needs.
- Support developing countries in their efforts to facilitate, leverage and strengthen the impact of diverse forms of development finance and activities, ensuring that these diverse forms of co-operation have a catalytic effect on development.
We recognize the urgency with which these actions must be implemented. Beginning implementation now – or accelerating efforts where they are ongoing – is essential if our renewed approach to partnership is to have the maximum possible impact on the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, as well as on development results over the longer term. We will hold each other accountable for implementing our respective actions in developing countries and at the international level. As we focus on implementing our commitments at the country level, we will form a new, inclusive Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation to support implementation at the political level..