The Global Partnership maintains a list of events relevant to the community working on effective development co-operation.
The Global Partnership Initiatives
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.
This workshop is in line
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
feb151:30 pm- 2:30 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
Diamond producing and exporting countries
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
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.
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.