As a voluntary, multi-stakeholder forum, 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 in the years ahead. Implementing this ambitious agenda will require not just more resources, but collective efforts to improve the quality, effectiveness and impact of development co-operation.

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be as much about the effectiveness of development co-operation as it is about the quantity and form such co-operation takes. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is marked by inclusivity, integration, and universality, with a fundamental shift expected in the development finance architecture. Improving the effectiveness, quality and impact of development co-operation in this context will require inclusive partnerships, innovative approaches and the application of lessons at country level.

Today, dynamic global partnerships are emerging to mobilise knowledge, expertise, technology, policies and financial resources that countries can apply to accelerate progress on the 2030 Agenda in each country and context for the eradication of global poverty.

Sustainable Development Goal 17 calls for governments and stakeholders to revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development, including through development co-operation and development finance.

The Global Partnership provides a dedicated space for all stakeholders to advance the effectiveness of their respective development co-operation efforts in support of the SDGs and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda by supporting:

  • developing country leadership, strengthening of institutions and country systems
  • smarter and more transparent development co-operation to deliver results that are predictable and aligned to developing countries’ systems and priorities
  • development partnerships involving a broad range of stakeholders to maximise impact
  • monitoring of progress in implementation through a process led by developing countries

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