november 2016

nov303:45 pm- 5:15 pmPlenary Session - Moving Forward: How Effective Development Can Deliver the 2030 Agenda3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Event Type :2016 High-Level Meeting

Event Details

The ambitious and universal 2030 Agenda calls for an equally ambitious and comprehensive response from all development partners. It will require strong political leadership, a revitalised Global Partnership and increased efforts by all development partners to take on their responsibility to continuously improve the quality, effectiveness and impact of their co-operation.

The principles of effective development co-operation – ownership of development priorities by developing countries, a focus on results, inclusive development partnerships, and transparency and accountability – provide a framework for development partners to implement the SDGs. The guiding principles should underpin all development cooperation, while the specific approaches to implementing the principles will vary between partners.

This plenary will highlight the importance of effective development cooperation to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While the first plenary takes stock of existing commitments to deliver more effective development co-operation, this plenary will explore new ways in which development effectiveness principles are operationalised to achieve newer SDG areas, or applied across different flows of finance / providers.

It will use three of the Global Goals – SDG 8, SDG 10 and SDG 16 – to demonstrate concrete examples of how effectiveness principles will underpin the delivery of the 2030 Agenda, applied by a broader range of partners and flows of finance and through new, differentiated approaches and explore:

  • How inclusive partnerships in the form of social dialogue contribute to sustainable job creation (SDG8: Decent work and economic growth) with participation of Ministers, trade union leaders and business sector representatives;
  • How different stakeholders can contribute to SDG10 (reducing inequality) with the participation of thought leaders representing foundations, civil society and parliaments; and
  • How enhanced transparency and ownership can contribute to the achievement of SDG16 (peaceful and inclusive societies, access to justice and effective institutions) with the participation of Ministers from developed and developing countries.

Each segment will feature relevant case studies, short interventions from speakers and audience participants. By highlighting new, differentiated approaches to applying development effectiveness principles, the session also aims to encourage the creation of new or adaptation of existing Global Partnership Initiatives and guide the revision of the Global Partnership monitoring framework.


In Rwanda, moto-taxi drivers have secured better wages and social protection, thanks to the organising efforts of cooperatives and trade unions.