The Steering Committee prepares for the ministerial-level meetings and meets two or three times a year. The Steering Committee’s work is carried out transparently, ensuring that all members of the Global Partnership are consulted.

The Steering Committee will meet next in Summer 2015 and has met seven times previously:


  • Mr. José Antonio Meade Kuribrena, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico.
  • Ms. Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Trade and Development, the Netherlands.
  • Mr. Goodall Edward Gondwe, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Malawi.


Steering Committee members:

Representatives of recipients of development co-operation (6)
  • Mr. Hazem Fahmy, Ambassador, Secretary General, Agency of Partnership for Development, Egypt.
  • Ms. Ryna Elizabeth Garay Araniva, Director General of Development Cooperation, Vice Ministry of Development Cooperation, El Salvador.
  • Mr. Mohammad Mejbahuddin, Secretary of Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh.
  • Mr. Alfred Schuster, Development Cooperation Advisor, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
  • Mr. Mustafa Aria, Aid Management Director, Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan*.(* representing the g7+ group of fragile and conflict-affected states)
  • Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency
Representative of recipients and providers of development co-operation (2)
  • Ms. Rosa Herrera Costa, Executive Director of the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation, Peru.
  • Mr. Rolando Tungpalan, Undersecretary, National Economic and Development Authority, Philippines.


Representatives of providers of development co-operation (3)
  • Mr. Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director-General, Director, European Commission.
  • Ms. Youngju Oh, Director General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea.
  • Mr. Alex Thier, Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning and Learning, U.S. Agency for International Development.


Representative of Arab providers of development co-operation (1)
  • Mr. Said Aissi, OPEC Fund for International Development


Representative of the private sector stakeholders (1)
  • Mr. Thomas de Man, Chairman of the Development Task Force, Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC)


Representative of parliamentarians (1)
  • Mr. Martin Chungong, Secretary General, Inter-Parliamentary Union.


Representative of local governments (1)
  • Ms. Annemarie Jorritsma, Vice President of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), President of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) and Mayor of Almere, UCLG/FOGAR.


Representative of civil society stakeholders (2)
  • Mr. Richard Ssewakiryanga, Uganda NGO Forum, CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE);
  • Mr. Wellington Chibebe, Deputy Secretary General, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).


Representatives of foundations (1)
  • Ms. Maria Herminia Cabral, Director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.


Representative of multilateral development banks (1)
  • Ms. Mariam Sherman, Director, Results, Openness and Effectiveness, World Bank.


Representative of the UNDP/UNDG (1)
  • Mr. Michael O’Neill, Assistant Secretary-General & Assistant Administrator, Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy, UNDP.


Representative of the OECD/DAC (1)
  • Mr. Erik Solheim, Chair, Development Assistance Committee, OECD.


A joint OECD/UNDP team provides support to the Co-Chairs and the Steering Committee.

The focal points listed below can provide information and respond to any queries:

Mr. Derek Kilner,
Partnerships Development Analyst
+1 212 906 5742

Ms. Teresita Kelly Lopez-Treussart
Development Co-operation Directorate
+33 1 45 24 19 79

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