The Global Partnership is updating its monitoring framework to better respond to the needs of countries, to better reflect the challenges of the 2030 Agenda and better track the effectiveness of all types of development co-operation.
An online, public consultations platform has been launched and all development co-operation stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the eight indicators that have are being revised. Participants are invited to provide general comments or annotated comments on the proposed refinements. To participate, click here.
The Global Partnership monitoring is a biennial, country-led, multi-stakeholder monitoring of effective development co-operation commitments, supporting accountability among all development partners by measuring progress on 10 indicators.
On 22-23 February, the Global Partnership launched the Enhanced Effectiveness at Country Level Pilot Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The pilot workshop is a key activity under Strategic Output 1 of the 2017-2018 Work Programme of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC). 10 country pilots were selected, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, El Salvador, Georgia, Laos, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Rwanda and Uganda.
The objective of these pilots is to support increased effectiveness at country level and to demonstrate the positive impact of effective development co-operation and the achievement of national, regional and global development goals. The focus and design of the country pilots will vary from country to country, depending on country context. The aim is to understand the types of activities taking place, to document best practices, and collect and analyse evidence on country level implementation of the effectiveness principles.
The workshop successfully reviewed common challenges in the implementation of effective development co-operation commitments which included the availability and use of data on development co-operation at country level, building partnerships with the full range of development stakeholders, and managing increasingly diverse development co-operation flows. Participants also developed a common understanding of the conceptual approach for the piloting work, including desired outcomes and implementation modalities. In closing, representatives discussed key next steps for the piloting process.
Pilot activities will be implemented throughout 2018 and the evidence generated through this piloting exercise, along with evidence from other sources, will inform the creation of a Global Compendium of Good Practices related to country level implementation of the effectiveness principles.
On March 19-20, the Global Partnership and GIZ will host a workshop on Strengthening Global Partnership Initiative’s Engagement in Bonn, Germany. Representatives from 29 Global Partnership Initiatives (GPIs), Steering Committee members and Co-Chairs will explore ways in which the Global Partnership can make better use of knowledge generated by GPIs, including how GPIs can contribute to the work of the Global Partnership through its 2017-2018 programme of work and strategic Working Groups.
GPIs are voluntary initiatives which contribute to the Global Partnership’s vision by directly implementing the internationally-agreed development effectiveness principles. Currently, there are 29 GPIs led by 58 organisations that contribute to 9 key areas of work.
This workshop will provide a mechanism for exchanging knowledge and lessons learned on implementation of the development effectiveness principles. Gathering experts from different backgrounds, including government, civil society, foundations, private sector and other development partners, the workshop will discuss the mechanisms necessary to make better use of GPI knowledge and activities, and to harness synergies between GPIs and the Global Partnership.
The workshop will take place on the eve of the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development, which will bring together the global community, taking action to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality.
Eligible GPI representatives and Steering Committee members should register for the workshop at www.bit.ly/GPI no later than 22 February.
If you are interested in becoming a GPI, please refer to our guidance document.