The Global Partnership was established to improve development co-operation through enhanced effectiveness, ensure accountability for implementing Busan commitments, exchange knowledge, and support country level implementation. Five years on from Busan, it is time for an objective reflection on progress with implementing the effectiveness agenda, to highlight achievements and to address shortcomings.
This plenary will take stock of progress and achievements with commitments to implement the four development effectiveness principles:
Ownership of development priorities by developing countries;
Focus on results;
Inclusive development partnerships; and
Transparency and accountability to each other.
It will highlight significant bottlenecks encountered in achieving these commitments in recent years and showcase examples of what has worked and why – at local, country, regional and global levels.
It will feature the results of country implementation and the work that Global Partnership Initiatives are doing on existing commitments.
Participants will be encouraged to share innovative ways to ensure greater progress with commitments and be asked to prioritise specific actions to be taken to address challenges and ensure that development co-operation contributes to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The plenary will build consensus on, and provide high-level political endorsement for, priority actions that partners in development will take to achieve existing commitments to improve quality, effectiveness and impact.