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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Collective efforts to realise 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 – Partnerships for the Goals

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 their own context, in order to:

Global Partnership monitoring and the SDGs

Data generated from Global Partnership monitoring provides evidence to national SDG reviews and global 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). Lessons learned from the Global Partnership monitoring exercise serve as major inputs on the effectiveness of development financing to the ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum the annual United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which is the central body for SDG follow-up and review. The Monitoring Framework is also currently being refined to better reflect the challenges inherent to the 2030 Agenda.