The Global Partnership maintains a list of events relevant to the community working on effective development co-operation.

may 2020

11mayAll Day12The 19th Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation(All Day) Event Type :Steering Committee Meeting

december 2019

05decAll Day0618th Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation(All Day) Seoul, South KoreaEvent Type :Steering Committee Meeting

04decAll Day05Busan Global Partnership Forum(All Day) Seoul, South Korea

july 2019

16jul11:30 am1:00 pmInnovating Partnerships with the Private Sector: How to Achieve Greater SDG Impact?11:30 am - 1:00 pm Ford Foundation

Event Details

Join us for an inspiring moderated panel discussion on innovative partnerships with the private and forth sector that use public resources in ways that contribute to the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The event will introduce the Kampala Principles” for Effective Private Sector Engagement (PSE) in development co-operation, based on specific examples presented by different stakeholders. It will demonstrate how the principles can be applied in specific partnerships and what is needed to encourage others to follow suit and scale up such successful examples in different contexts and sectors.


13jul(jul 13)9:30 am14(jul 14)5:30 pm2019 Senior-Level Meeting9:30 am - 5:30 pm (14) New YorkEvent Type :Global Partnership

Event Details

For more information, please visit the official page on the Senior-Level Meeting here.

may 2019

10mayAll Day11The Global Partnership Monitoring: Fit for the Road to 2030?(All Day) Bonn, GermanyEvent Type :Global Partnership,Monitoring

Event Details

This event is by invitation only.

In 2018, a total of 86 partner countries and over 100 development partners participated in the Global Partnership Monitoring, thus expressing their commitment and re-confirming the relevance of the exercise. 

Following the completion of the data collection and validation phases of the 2018 monitoring round and in light of the ongoing work to adapt the monitoring framework and process to specific country contexts, this event will bring relevant stakeholders together to discuss how the Global Partnership monitoring exercise is currently contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as how this contribution can be strengthened going forward.

Throughout the sessions, participants from partner countries, donors, academia, civil society and the private sector will reflect on the data collection process, the contents as well as the format of the monitoring exercise and identify common challenges, lessons and opportunities for the future. The workshop will analyse the relevance of the Global Partnership Monitoring for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the context of a rapidly changing global landscape. This will include the discussion of monitoring the effectiveness of South-South cooperation as well as monitoring effectiveness in fragile contexts. Practical experience and observations made during the monitoring round 2018 in partner countries will be incorporated in the discussion to facilitate and strengthen the exchange between theory and practice.  

09mayAll Day10Enhanced Effectiveness at Country Level: Pilot Conclusion Workshop(All Day) Bonn, GermanyEvent Type :Global Partnership,Peer Learning Event,Regional Workshop

Event Details

The workshop will provide an opportunity for representatives from pilot countries to share their experiences. Participants will present and discuss the activities undertaken, key results delivered, and challenges faced and successes achieved in the implementation process. The objective of the workshop is to spur further action to enhance effectiveness at country level through the direct exchange of experiences among the pilot countries, as well as the documentation of these experiences and lessons learned to shape the discussions at the Global Partnership’s 2019 Senior Level Meeting (SLM) and to inform how the Global Partnership can support future country-level work. In this regard, the key outputs from the workshop will be a collection of good practices for the Global Compendium of Good Practices, messages for the SLM on key issues and priorities from country level and suggestions for further country-level support in the next Global Partnership work programme

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april 2019

17apr1:15 pm2:30 pmFinancing for Development Forum Side Event on Making Development Co-operation More Effective1:15 pm - 2:30 pm New YorkEvent Type :Global Partnership,High-Level Side Event,Side EventLearn More

Event Details

Click here for event recording.

Achieving the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) and realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires not only more resources from all actors, but also a more effective use of these resources and a strong commitment to making partnership and co-operation more effective and impactful as a ‘whole of society’ effort. The agreed development co-operation effectiveness principles remain vitally important to improve impact and drive quality of partnership and co-operation for sustainable development.

In this event, member states and key partners share evidence on how countries and development partners are making progress in meeting agreed commitments for effective development co-operation and discuss what action is needed to further improve the quality, effectiveness and impact of development co-operation, as called for in the AAAA. To this end, the event will provide an opportunity to reflect on preliminary results of the latest monitoring round of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, which provides country-level evidence on progress in implementing effective development co-operation commitments at the country level.



Organised by Bangladesh, Germany, Honduras, Malawi and the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, this event will:

  • Share with the FfD community the latest, emerging country-level evidence on the quality, effectiveness and impact of development co-operation and highlight key issues requiring political attention and action to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the SDGs and other international agreements.
  • Demonstrate the continuous importance of effective co-operation and partnerships, including through strengthened country ownership, transparency and results orientation, to enhance development impact.
  • Provide a multi-stakeholder dialogue space for initial reflections on the results of the Global Partnership’s 2018 monitoring round and discuss key trends described in the international development co-operation chapter of the 2019 Inter-Agency Task Force Report on Financing for Development (IATFR).
  • Identify and showcase challenges and achievements related to effective development co-operation at country level and facilitate knowledge exchange on practical ways forward for partner countries and development partners to jointly advance the effectiveness of co-operation and partnerships for sustainable development.

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Session Format

The event will be hosted by Bangladesh, Germany, Honduras, Malawi, and the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), in collaboration with the GPEDC. The format of the event will be a panel discussion followed by an interactive discussion.

The panel will be comprised of representatives from governments (at the ministerial or senior technical level) and other relevant stakeholders. The event will feature a short overview of the emerging effectiveness evidence, followed by perspectives from partner governments on key avenues for strengthening the effectiveness of development co-operation. This will lead into a moderated, interactive discussion with the audience on key challenges and emerging lessons learned from country efforts, drawing also on lessons learned from the 2018 GPEDC monitoring process at country level.

The target audience for the event includes officials, practitioners and policy makers at senior technical level from governments civil society, academia and the private sector.


march 2019

january 2019

16jan9:00 am6:00 pmLearning from Private Sector Engagement in South-South and Triangular Co-operation9:00 am - 6:00 pm Paris, FranceEvent Type :Business Leaders Caucus

Event Details

The event will take place at the OECD Boulogne Conference Centre, located at: 46, quai Alphonse Le Gallo – 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt. Registration has now closed.

For any questions on the event, please contact Rafael Duque Figueira ( and Jonas Deusch (

16jan9:00 am6:00 pm2nd Meeting of the Business Leaders Caucus9:00 am - 6:00 pm Paris, FranceEvent Type :Business Leaders Caucus

16janAll Day17Specialised Policy Dialogue on Private Sector Engagement(All Day) Paris, FranceEvent Type :Business Leaders Caucus,Global Partnership,Peer Learning Event

Event Details

The event will take place at the OECD Boulogne Conference Centre, located at: 46, quai Alphonse Le Gallo – 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt. Registration has now closed.

For any questions on the event, please contact Rafael Duque Figueira ( and Jonas Deusch (

november 2018

30nov9:00 am7:00 pm16th Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Partnership9:00 am - 7:00 pm New YorkEvent Type :Global Partnership,Steering Committee Meeting

12novAll Day15Korea’s 2018 GPEDC Learning and Accelerating Programme(All Day) Seongnam City

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october 2018

31oct9:00 am6:00 pm2018 Monitoring Round Workshop in Mexico9:00 am - 6:00 pm Mexico

29octAll Day30First Meeting of the Business Leaders Caucus of the Global Partnership(All Day) Berlin, GermanyEvent Type :Business Leaders Caucus

Event Details

[By invitation only]

The new Business Leader Caucus (BLC) of the Global Partnership will meet in the margins of the G20 Investment Summit, hosted by the African-German Business Association (“Afrika-Verein”) and under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Angela Merkel, to discuss how international development co-operation can be best harnessed to engage with the private sector in order to reach the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs.

11 high-level representatives from the businesses community from all regions put their unique experience at the service of the global development community to develop and endorse guidelines for effective private sector engagement through development co-operation at the 2019 Senior Level Meeting of the Global Partnership in the margins of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

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18octAll DayEffective private sector engagement through development co-operation: Working with the private sector to achieve the SDGs(All Day: thursday) San Salvador, El SalvadorEvent Type :Regional Workshop

september 2018

20sepAll DayFirst Virtual Meeting of the Business Leaders Caucus(All Day: thursday) Event Type :Business Leaders Caucus


11sepAll Day12Reinvigorating Effectiveness for the 2030 Agenda(All Day) Paris, FranceEvent Type :Monitoring

Event Details

The event will take place at the Novotel Paris Centre Eiffel Tower Hotel, located at: 61 quai de Grenelle, 75015, Paris, France. Please note that this is a closed event, by invitation only. For any questions on the event, please contact Rebekah Chew ( or Piper Hart (

july 2018

17jul8:15 am9:30 amEnhancing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development: Country-Level Frameworks for Resilient, Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships8:15 am - 9:30 am New YorkEvent Type :High-Level Side Event,Side Event

Event Details

Location: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea (335 E. 45th St., New York)

Please RSVP by 13 July using the following link:

Why multi-stakeholder partnerships?

In today’s evolving international landscape, development challenges are increasingly complex, persistent and interlinked. As such, achieving sustainable development for everyone, everywhere, calls for strong, equal partnerships between all stakeholders. Participation of civil society organisations, the private sector and other local development partners in all phases of development policy-making, planning and implementation helps ensure that resources are used effectively, capitalising on the comparative advantage of every stakeholder group and sharing resources, technology and knowledge.

In this context, multi-stakeholder partnerships are key to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Effective multi-stakeholder partnerships are also important for building more sustainable and resilient societies, which require key policy actions and institutional reforms, as well as diverse financial resources, knowledge, innovation and collaborative relationships. This makes it urgent to effectively engage stakeholders in development policy-making, planning and implementation, and to expand and strengthen spaces for open dialogue and joint work.

To this end, promoting inclusive institutional frameworks in countries’ National Development Co-operation policies and strategies, as well as multi-stakeholder dialogue and co-ordination mechanisms for joint work are crucial. These national efforts also support an enabling policy, legal and regulatory environment for multi-stakeholder partnerships, encouraging development partners to work more effectively together at the country level.

Why the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation?

In this context, the internationally-agreed principles of effective development co-operation (country ownership, a focus on results, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and mutual accountability) remain important. The principles guide development stakeholders as they refine their policies and institutions to enable stronger, more inclusive partnerships for maximum development impact.

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) promotes multi-stakeholder partnerships that help countries achieve their sustainable development priorities. Grounded in the effective development co-operation principles, the GPEDC supports countries in establishing and strengthening mechanisms for multi-stakeholder dialogue and engagement, by bringing together a wide variety of actors to collaborate in the spirit of openness, trust and mutual respect.

The GPEDC’s monitoring framework also measures country-level progress in implementing the development effectiveness principles, providing evidence for multi-stakeholder dialogue on progress and challenges. For instance, 81% of countries that participated in the GPEDC’s 2016 monitoring process reported that they and their partners lacked instruments and policies for public-private dialogue. The state of play from the last round of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) mirrors the findings from 2016 GPEDC monitoring. Many VNRs presented challenges in consolidating effective multi-stakeholder engagement, particularly facilitating meaningful stakeholder participation and maintaining collaborative relationships.

What is the side event about?

Hosted by the governments of Korea and Bangladesh, the objective of the side event is to discuss key opportunities and challenges for building more inclusive institutional frameworks, and generate evidence-based dialogue on ways to strengthen relationships with a wide variety of development stakeholders at the country level. It will draw on first-hand experience of how fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships can strengthen countries’ capacity for resilience and address a wide variety of sustainable development challenges.

The side event will be an interactive, multi-stakeholder panel discussion, including interventions from various countries that will present their Voluntary National Reviews in 2018. This will be followed by an open discussion with audience members. Representatives of the Co-Chairs of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, as well as its active members, will participate in an interactive discussion.

The discussion aims to support increased engagement of all stakeholders in inclusive, country-level partnerships. It will also serve as a platform for exchanging ideas on how national multi-stakeholder partnerships can help implement the SDGs.



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Artemy Izmestiev

13jul10:00 am6:00 pm2018 Partnership Exchange10:00 am - 6:00 pm Learn More

11julAll Day12Boosting Development Co-operation Effectiveness: Preparing for the Global 2018 Monitoring Round(All Day) United Arab EmiratesEvent Type :Regional Workshop

may 2018

23may9:00 am6:30 pmDevelopment Co-operation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda: The Way Forward9:00 am - 6:30 pm New YorkEvent Type :Peer Learning EventLearn More

Event Details

Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires transformative change and massive contributions from multiple stakeholders, including the public and private sectors and civil society. Development co-operation is firmly anchored in the Agenda’s implementation, through official development assistance (ODA) and South-South Co-operation (SSC). Similarly, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change have echoed the calls for increased and improved development co-operation.

The current state of development financing shows a stark contrast between the estimated costs to improve human development and protect the planet by 2030 and the actual financial resources that are available. Different from other international funding sources, development co-operation funds are particularly devoted to improving the well-being of people and the planet. Thus, their impact is central to achieve the 2030 Agenda across the world.

Recently OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors have directed increasing shares of their aid budgets towards in-donor country refugee costs and large parts of ODA remain tied (formally or informally), limiting its overall impact. A survey of 125 donor organisations in 81 low- and middle countries has shown that only 52% of results are tracked using government sources and systems, and only half of development co-operation is channelled through recipient countries’ own public financial management and procurement systems. Hence, strong efforts from international providers of development co-operation are needed to improve their contribution to achieving the SDGs.

Dynamic Context of International Development Co-operation: Contribution of Think Tanks

International development co-operation is going through profound changes, triggered by different drivers, such as the declining relevance of aid as a financial resource, global migration trends, the rise of emerging economies and a proliferation of development actors and co-operation goals, as well as a backlash against multilateralism caused by growing nationalist and populist political movements around the world. International conferences, such as the United Nations Development Co-operation Forum (UN DCF) High-level Meeting in May 2018 or the Second UN High-Level Conference on South-South Co-operation (BAPA+40), to be held in Buenos Aires in March 2019, therefore mark important reflection points for the future of the policy field of development co-operation.

In this context, think tanks and academics play an important role in in supporting evidence informed policy-making and building bridges between research and practice, especially in politically contentious areas. The Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) accompanied and contributed to the global debate on development co-operation, through hosting a series of academic and political debates and joint publications. Bringing together researchers from emerging economies, developing countries and OECD DAC countries has led to discussions going beyond traditional political patterns and lines of argumentation, generating a focused and research-based debate with a practical orientation on development co-operation.

In 2018, we plan to continue our ongoing debates, in order to create new knowledge and, where possible, shared understandings towards informing international debates on the quality of development co-operation. The workshop in New York serves two main purposes. First, it brings together existing and ongoing research on development co-operation. Second, the event will direct discussions towards implications for the BAPA+40 conference in 2019, with workshop contributions featuring in an upcoming joint publication.

Session Format

The workshop will focus on five main themes. The topic of South-South Co-operation and messages for the upcoming BAPA+40 conference will be a cross-cutting theme of the workshop, and will be discussed in dedicated policy session. The questions listed below will guide the overall discussion.

Key Questions

Session I) The Changing Context of Development Co-operation – Current Narratives and Trends

What is the current state of development co-operation in terms of convergence of divergence between providers of SSC and OECD DAC donors?

  • How have the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs changed global development co-operation?
  • What do these changes imply for assessing the impacts of development co-operation?

Session II) The Global Architecture – Points of Convergence and Divergence

  • Which global platforms are most relevant for discussing the effectiveness of development co-operation?
  • How can existing platforms be renewed or better used to promote improved effectiveness of development co-operation?

Session III) Policy-Roundtable on the Road to BAPA+40

  • What is the relevance of the key BAPA principle of that SSC is a “complement to North-South co-operation, but not a substitute” and has its interpretation changed?
  • What is the importance of technical co-operation (the main focus of BAPA 1978) in comparison to other modalities of co-operation (knowledge exchange, technology transfer, financing)?
  • How do SSC initiatives like the Chinese “One Belt One Road” initiative and the Indian-Japanese “Asia-Africa Growth Corridor” affect current discussions on SSC?

Session IV) Development Co-operation – Frameworks, Theories and Imperatives for Assessments

  • How can principles of SSC, such as low transaction and implementation costs, speed of project delivery, greater flexibility, absence of conditionality and mutual benefit be integrated in impact assessment for SSC?
  • How should monitoring and evaluation frameworks of OECD DAC donors be reformed in the context of plurality and diversity of partners and partnerships (e.g. with actors from the private sector), and multi-stakeholder approaches?
  • To what degree do monitoring and evaluation frameworks consider the interrelated challenges of sustainable development and climate change and how can they be strengthened in this regard?

Session V) Transnational and National Perspectives on Development Co-operation for Achieving the SDGs

  • What are the priorities of recipient countries for criteria to be featured in donor’s monitoring and evaluation frameworks?
  • How can participation of affected communities and civil society organizations on the ground be improved in the context of ODA and SSC projects?
  • How can local actors provide inputs into ODA and SSC strategies, plans, policies, and monitoring frameworks?

Speakers / Panelists

The aim of the workshop is to have a frank and open exchange of views to gather opinions on current issues in development co-operation. The expert workshop will feature about 15 researchers (authors) and additional 20-30 experts who exchange on working-level specific issues. Presenting authors will come from a broad range of different backgrounds, in terms of countries, disciplines and research areas.

Discussants will be invited UN delegates and experts from a broad range of organisations working on aid and development effectiveness and South-South Co-operation.

21mayAll Day226th Biennial High-level Meeting of the Development Co-operation Forum (DCF)(All Day) New YorkLearn More

april 2018

23apr6:30 pm8:00 pmSun, Sea, Sand and Beyond: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Challenges in Small Island Developing States’ Tourism SectorTax Inspectors Without Borders Side Event6:30 pm - 8:00 pm New York, United States of AmericaEvent Type :Peer Learning Event,Side EventLearn More


Tourism is a critical economic sector for developing countries. In 2016 alone, reported international tourism revenue amounted to USD 1.22 trillion, and is today among the fastest growing ‘industries’ in the world. Revenues generated by the tourism sector and tourism related activities represent an important source of income for many small island developing states (SIDS). Tourism accounts for over 25% of GDP (2014) in at least 7 SIDS.

Multinational enterprises are major players in the sector and present tax administrations in SIDS with several challenges. These include a lack of tourism sector knowledge which may impede the effective monitoring of tax revenues declared from this critical sector. For small countries, heavily reliant on corporate income tax, vulnerable to climate change and with limited economic alternatives, it is imperative that the tourism sector is appropriately taxed and that the capacities of national tax administrations are strengthened, including in the area of tax audits.

TIWB builds the capacities of tax administrations in developing countries in the area of tax audits of multinational enterprises. This TIWB learning event is an opportunity to discuss what can be done to overcome the challenges faced by SIDS in auditing the tourism sector and highlight the benefits that improved audit skills and industry knowledge can bring to tax administrations.

Base erosion and profit shifting, or “BEPS”, refers to tax planning strategies that exploit gaps and mismatches in tax rules to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax locations where there is little or no economic activity.

Speakers / Panelists


A panel of leading experts discussed the topic.

Welcome and Introduction

  • Gail Hurley – UNDP TIWB Project Manager
  • James Karanja – Head of TIWB Secretariat

Navigating the Complexity of the Hotel/Tourism sector

  • Colin Garwood – Hotel Industry Expert

Country experience

  • Sandra Pryce – Tax Administration, Jamaica



21aprAll Day2215th Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Partnership(All Day) Washington, D.C.Event Type :Global Partnership,Steering Committee Meeting

18apr12:30 pm2:00 pmMobilising Development Co-operation for the Health-related SDGs12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Washington, D.C.Event Type :Side EventLearn More

Event Details

In the era of SDGs and universal health coverage, and for UHC2030 which transformed from the International Health Partnership + (IHP+) in 2017, effective development co–operation (EDC) remains an important area of work. However the EDC agenda needs reframing in the broader context of mobilising development finance to support the SDGs. International cooperation based on mutual learning across countries and development effectiveness principles is one of the key principles that partners collectively subscribe to use in guiding action to strengthen health systems when they sign the UHC2030 Global Compact.

Since the launch of IHP+ in 2007, IHP+ Results has provided an important function in monitoring the performance of IHP+ signatories’ implementation of their commitments as set out in the IHP+ Global Compact, and on the basis of the IHP+ Seven Behaviours which translate commitments into action. To date, there have been five rounds of monitoring. The latest 2016 IHP+ performance report includes findings from 30 countries, the highest participation ever in this monitoring exercise, reflecting continued interest and relevance for countries of the effective development agenda.

This side event at the UHC Financing Forum provides an opportunity to discuss country experience in monitoring implementation of effective development co-operation principles and identify how continued commitment is important in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The discussion will provide some important perspectives to reinvigorate the essence of the effective development cooperation agenda and inform the way forward for UHC2030 to support countries’ own efforts in this area. The event will also provide an opportunity to disseminate the findings of the IHP+ 2016 Performance Report and launch the report.


  • Highlight key findings and emphasise priority areas where continued commitment remains important;
  • Stimulate discussion on effective development co-operation in health in the light of the SDGs and how effective development co-operation principles remain key to strengthen national health systems for achieving UHC by 2030;
  • Identify suggestions on the way forward for UHC2030 to support country’s effective development co-operation.

Session Format

Part 1

12:30-12:35 Welcome + introduction/scene setting

Dr. Githinji Gitahi, Group Chief Executive Officer, AMREF Health Africa; and co-chair, UHC 2030

12:35-12:45 Presentation: Main findings from the IHP+ performance review 2016 and way forward

Mr. Maxwell Dapaah, Senior Public Financial Management Specialist, the World Bank; and Joint Lead of the UHC2030 Core Team

12:45-12:50: Keynote on the relevance development effectiveness in the context of the SDGs: therole of development cooperation to support countries make progress towards UHC in financing sustainability. What’s the experience of Ghana for other countries who are preparing to transition from aid?

Dr. Emmanuel Ankrah Odame, Director, Policy, Planning and M&E, Ministry of Health, Ghana

Part 2

12:50-13:20 Panel session


H.E. Dr. Youk Sambath, Director General for Administration and Finances, Ministry of Health, Cambodia

Dr. Aye Aye Thwin, Senior Adviser, Global Health/Front Office, USAID (tbc)

Dr. Boluwatife Oluwafunmilola Lola-Dare, President, CHESTRAD International, Nigeria

Dr. Jesse Boardman Bump, Lecturer on Global Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Monique Vledder, Practice Manager, Global Financing Facility (tbc)

13:20-13:40 Questions and comments from the floor

13:40-13:55 Feedback from panelists

Part 3

13:55-14:00 Concluding remarks:

Dr. Agnès Soucat, Director, Health systems financing and governance, World Health Organization


march 2018

21marAll Day23Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development(All Day) Bonn, GermanyLearn More

21marAll Day23Data for Development Festival(All Day) Bristol, United KingdomLearn More

19marAll Day20Strengthening Global Partnership Initiatives’ Engagement Workshop(All Day) Bonn, GermanyEvent Type :Global Partnership

Event Details

The Global Partnership Initiatives (GPIs) directly contribute to two of the core functions of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC): they offer catalytic support to the implementation of the Busan commitments at country level, and they are a mechanism for exchanging knowledge and lessons learned on implementation of the development effectiveness principles. As such, GPIs contribute to the Global Partnership’s vision by directly implementing commitments and by generating evidence, policy-relevant lessons and innovative solutions.

Building on the experiences and lessons learned from the previous GPI Acceleration Workshop in 2016 in Barcelona, this workshop will bring together representatives from the 29 Global Partnership Initiatives, the Steering Committee and the Co-Chairs of the GPEDC. The meeting will provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge on the variety of fields where the GPIs conduct valuable work on effective development cooperation. The workshop will tackle questions such as the role of GPIs in reference to the Global Partnership and on how to encourage GPIs to further support implementation of the 2017-2018 program of work. It will offer opportunities to discuss the arrangements and mechanisms to make better use of knowledge provided by the GPIs and to harness synergies between the work of the GPIs and the working groups of the Global Partnership.

The meeting will take place on the eve of the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development (March 21-23) in Bonn, Germany. The festival brings together the global community taking action to make the SDGs become reality and will provide further opportunities to exchange knowledge and meet actors from all fields that aim to foster effective development cooperation.

The organizers will be glad to assist with travel organization and accommodation in Bonn. Please contact us at your earliest convenience to let us know if we can be of help.

Additionally, please note that you can register for the Global Festival of Action here. Registering for the festival can facilitate the visa application process. The festival also provides information on accommodations in Bonn.


Please register your interest to attend the GPI workshop with (in copy to as soon as possible.  Prior to the event, you will receive a formal invitation.

february 2018

22febAll Day23Enhanced Effectiveness at Country Level Pilot Launch Workshop(All Day) Addis Ababa, EthiopiaEvent Type :Global Partnership,Regional Workshop

Event Details

This workshop is in line with Strategic Output 1: Enhanced support to effective development co-operation at country level of the 2017-2018 Work Programme of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

Under this Strategic Output, the Global Partnership aims to support countries in mainstreaming effectiveness principles into development co-operation practices and strategically managing diverse development co-operation resources, as well as ensuring that country-level evidence on progress and challenges informs multi-stakeholder dialogue at national, regional and  global levels to drive political decisions and promote behaviour change.

The objectives of the workshop are to: (i) review common challenges in the implementation of effective
development co-operation commitments and to share lessons on addressing these challenges; (ii) develop a common understanding of the conceptual approach for the piloting work, including desired outcomes and implementation modalities; (iii) facilitate peer learning on the design of individual country pilots; and (iv) agree on next steps for the piloting work, including communications and reporting plans.

By invite only

15feb1:30 pm2:30 pmDiamonds: Uncut - The Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ChallengesBy Tax Inspectors Without Borders1:30 pm - 2:30 pm United Nations Headquarters, New YorkEvent Type :Peer Learning Event

Event Details

Diamond producing and exporting countries face acute domestic resource mobilisation (DRM) challenges,
particularly in Africa, on account of particular industry challenges, including tracking and valuation of
diamond production. Accurate valuation of both rough and polished diamonds for export is essential in
ensuring the producing country receives an appropriate share of the final price paid by jewellery buyers,
other intermediaries and ultimately, retail customers. For countries that are dependent on these precious
stones, millions of dollars are at stake when assessing their value for tax purposes and this often represents
a significant percentage of the tax base of diamond rich developing countries.

The complexity of the industry, together with tax base erosion and profit shifting issues, pose major
information gaps and uncertainty for tax administrations in developing countries where diamonds are
mined. Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) – an OECD/UNDP joint initiative working closely in cooperation
with Africa Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) in Africa is providing hands on tax audit support –
matching up tax audit experts with industry experts, including diamond industry specialists, bringing in that
combination of skills to assist African countries harness their tax mobilisation capacity in this sector. TIWB’s
objectives are to equip tax officials with the tools needed to tax local economic activity and value creation
in accordance with international standards and principles, and to help create a predictable tax environment
for taxpayers.

This TIWB learning event is an opportunity to learn more about a complex DRM challenge faced by many
countries and to discuss what more can be done to help. A panel of leading experts will discuss the topic.

13febAll Day14EIP-NSGI International Forum on Implementing the Agenda 2030(All Day) Boulogne, FranceEvent Type :Peer Learning Event

04febAll Day05Technical Workshop on Private Sector Engagement through Development Co-operation(All Day) Dhaka, BangladeshEvent Type :Global PartnershipLearn More


Realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires unprecedented and diverse resources – public and private, domestic and international. Governments around the world are increasingly conscious that the first step to building more inclusive and prosperous societies is to ensure that businesses deliver for society in order to enhance their full economic potential.

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), a partnership of governments, private sector, civil society, international organisations and others, promotes effective development cooperation in sup-port of sustainable development. As part of one of its workstreams, it generates evidence on how private sector engagement through development co-operation – financial and otherwise – delivers shared value for the people most in need and the private sector. It facilitates evidence-based and inclusive country dialogue on the drivers of effective private sector engagement (PSE) that is mobilized through the diverse modalities of development co-operation – from research, knowledge and information sharing to policy dialogue, technical assistance and capacity building, to finance.

The work of the Global Partnership on PSE will inform global guidelines for effective private sector engagement through development co-operation. A draft country case study will be the basis for discussion.

This workshop is hosted by the Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance of the Government of Bangladesh, Co-Chair of the Global Partnership, and co-organised with the ICC Bangladesh and the Global Partnership Secretariat, and with generous support from the Government of Germany.


  • Identify positive examples and real opportunities to harness the ingenuity of small and medium-sized enterprises, and other domestic and multinational corporations in Bangladesh through development co-operation to contribute to sustainable development and grow business.
  • Examine the most pressing concerns for private sector engagement in Bangladesh and how stakeholders across sectors can address concerns together.

Speakers / Panelists

The workshop will bring together representatives of the following groupings for an informal and frank dialogue at eye level: the Government of Bangladesh, SMEs, large domestic and transnational firms; business associations, civil society organisations, trade unions, parliamentarians, foundations, research institutes and Bangladesh’s key international development partners.

A number of representatives from neighbouring countries will share experiences to promote peer learning.