As a voluntary, multi-stakeholder forum focused on improving the effectiveness of all forms of co-operation for development, the Global Partnership plays an important role in supporting implementation of the SDGs.

In September 2015, the international community agreed on a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide development efforts through 2030. Implementing this ambitious agenda will necessitate not just more resources, but collective efforts to improve the quality, effectiveness and impact of all types of development co-operation.

SDG 17 underscores the importance of inclusive partnerships, innovative approaches and the sharing of lessons learned at the country level for realising the SDGs.As such, the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation provides a dedicated space for all stakeholders to advance the effectiveness of their respective development co-operation efforts.Its members drive political momentum on effective development co-operation and share evidence and lessons learned that countries can apply to the irown context, in order to:

  • Support developing country leadership in strengthening their institutions and country systems;
  • Advocate for smarter and more transparent development co-operation;
  • Deliver results that are predictable and aligned to developing countries’ national priorities;
  • Ensure development partnerships involve a broad range of stakeholders to maximise impact; and
  • Monitor progress in implementation of the development effectiveness principles through a process led by countries themselves.

Evidence generated from the biennial Global Partnership monitoring process, a voluntary and country-led assessment of progress in meeting development co-operation commitments, now provides evidence to SDG targets on respecting countries’ policy space and leadership (SDG 17.15); multi-stakeholder partnerships for development (SDG 17.16); and gender equality and women’s empowerment (SDG 5c).