The Global Partnership Initiatives (GPIs) are voluntary initiatives led by different types of development actors (e.g. national governments, international organisations, civil society organisations, trade unions, parliamentarians, local and regional governments, foundations, private sector) to advance implementation of development effectiveness principles and commitments agreed through the Busan Partnership Agreement (2011), the Mexico High Level Meeting Communiqué (2014) and the Nairobi Outcome Document (2016). GPIs test new approaches, generate evidence and develop innovative ways to drive implementation of these principles and commitments. They also spearhead the achievement of development results at country and regional levels.
GPIs contribute to reaching the Global Partnership’s vision by directly implementing commitments and by generating evidence, policy-relevant lessons and innovative solutions that can feed both mutual accountability and learning within the Global Partnership.
Global Partnership Initiatives – Areas of Work
Building Inclusive Partnerships – Civil Society
An initiative that develops guidance on the CSO enabling environment and CSO development effectiveness; raises awareness and develops capacity to support country-level dialogue related to Indicator 2 (Global Partnership Monitoring Framework) and development effectiveness principles.
A three-year programme to advance international standards enabling the environment for CSOs involvement in multi-stakeholder policy dialogue.
An initiative to build the capacity of civil society to collect and use citizen-generated data, promote comparability of data and create new tools for monitoring the SDGs.
A partnership to equip young people with knowledge and skills to use data to mobilise citizens’ action and hold their governments accountable.
Building Inclusive Partnerships – Private Sector
The Better Than Cash Alliance is a partnership of governments, private sector companies, and international organisations that accelerates the transition from cash to digital payments in order to reduce poverty, mobilise domestic resources, increase transparency and drive inclusive growth.
The Business Partnership Action will work with governments, donors, international NGOs and Global Partnerships to support the development of new and existing partnership catalysing platforms or hubs in-country that can engage business as a partner for the SDGs.
Building Inclusive Partnerships – South-South Co-operation
Commitment to engage in research-based mutual learning and knowledge dissemination, interacting with governments and non-state actors to contribute to the systematisation and dissemination of existing knowledge, and the co-construction of new knowledge on development innovations from the BRICS and other increasingly influential middle-income countries.
This initiative seeks to convene development actors to discuss experiences in the establishment of guidelines and the creation of triangular co-operation frameworks that ensure country-led and country-based processes and inclusive partnerships.
Building Inclusive Partnerships – Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
The Promoting Effective Partnering Facility is a carefully-curated library of tools, resources and guidance on partnering for the SDGs. Originally established with support from the Dutch Government, and drawing on the knowledge of five partnering organisations, PEP aims to reduce the common duplication of effort that we see in the partnering field and learn more quickly from partnering experience. The ultimate goal is to increase the effectiveness of partnering for the SDGs.
This initiative is aimed at putting forward the benefits and use of social dialogue as an instrument to contribute to the SDGs, on the basis of the Global Partnership principles and commitments.
This initiative seeks to catalyse transformations in the way stakeholders work together – across communities and sectors – to deliver on their commitments. It aims to facilitate a culture of effective, principled partnerships that support country-level implementation of the SDGs, generating lessons learned and engaging stakeholders across sectors and communities for impact.
Conducting Transparent and Responsible Development Co-operation
An initiative to develop and implement innovative, effective and coherent strategies to reduce fragmentation and proliferation of development initiatives and enhance complementarity and coherence of development cooperation.
Commitment to (i) continue and scale-up co-operation with developing countries reflecting the tenets of development effectiveness and country ownership; (ii) support the GPEDC; (iii) deepen GPEDC processes.
Ensuring Coherence Between Climate Finance and Official Development Assistance
Focusing on Results and Promoting Mutual Accountability
Mobilising Flows Beyond Official Development Assistance
Adoption of principles to ensure that, in order for tax reforms to be successful, support programmes are customised to fit the economic, structural, cultural, and political conditions in a country.
Promoting Development in Situations of Conflict and Fragility
This initiative aims to develop a conflict-relevant tool for accelerating value chain development and integrating local SMEs. The effort will entail developing, piloting, evaluating, refining and dissemination of practical tools for practitioners, focused on agribusiness and extractives investment in fragile and conflict-affected situation.
Promoting the Use of Multi-Dimensional Methods for Measuring Development
This initiative seeks to improve international development co-operation effectiveness through multidimensional measurements; contribute to the monitoring and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda’s core principle of leaving no-one behind; and encourage knowledge sharing on multidimensional approaches.
Stepping-up Efforts at Regional and Country-Level
Strengthening Developing Country Ownership
This initiative aims to strengthen the active involvement of local and regional governments in the definition, implementation and delivery of the SDGs at national and local levels by promoting a multi-stakeholder and multilevel approach to nurture a territorial approach to local development as a way to contribute to the Global Partnership and to the effective development agenda (contributing to SDG16 and SDG 17, among other SDGs).