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This October, KOICA hosted its GPEDC Learning and Accelerating Programme (LAP) for developing country stakeholders at the working level. Held yearly, the LAP aims to familiarise the participants with GPEDC and provide practical training to support them in implementing the Busan principles and commitments in-country.
The 2016 LAP offered a series of interactive learning workshops and provided a ‘safe space’ for working-level participants to discuss development effectiveness priorities and challenges, share ideas and solutions, and build relationships, with plenty of time for peer learning and discussion. (read more)
The second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) comes at a critical juncture: a moment in which to review the evidence and lessons learned from a decade’s attempts to implement the aid and development effectiveness agendas, and to look ahead to the role of effectiveness in the new era of sustainable development anchored in Agenda 2030. (read more)
When considering the future of the GPEDC, we should start by realising and appreciating the road it has travelled to get here. The GPEDC represents the continuation of a long process of international dialogue to promote aid effectiveness, which started as a reaction to the inefficiencies caused by established patterns of development cooperation. The content of what became known as an ‘aid effectiveness agenda’ was in effect largely an ‘anti inefficiency agenda’ and sought to reduce fragmentation and imposition of aid. (read more)
Based on an inclusive consultation that concluded in Kenya at the Global Partnership’s HLM2, the Nairobi Outcome Document was released on 1 December 2016. This document will help to shape how existing and new development actors can partner to implement Agenda 2030 and realise the SDGs.
More information about the Outcome Document and the HLM2 is available at: effectivecooperation.org/hlm2. (read more)
A detailed HLM2 agenda is available here (also in French and Spanish), with updated information about side events available here. More details about the Business Forum, the Philanthropy Forum, the Parliamentary Forum, the Monitoring Workshop and the Civil Society Forum, all on 29 November, are also available.
Please note that the Civil Society Forum will take place at the Pride Inn Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, while all other HLM2 events, unless otherwise specified, will take place at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC). (read more)
This week the last batch of 16 Monitoring Profiles were released, marking the successful conclusion of the Second Monitoring Round of the Global Partnership. Prepared by the UNDP-OECD Joint Support Team, the profiles complement the Making Development Co-operation More Effective: 2016 Progress Report. The 81 Monitoring Profiles (available here) will provide country and territory level evidence base for discussions at the High-Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership on 28 November – 1 December. (read more)
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