Global Partnership Initiatives (GPIs) are voluntary initiatives which contribute to the Global Partnership’s vision by directly implementing the internationally-agreed development effectiveness principles.
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
A global campaign led by young people to hold their governments to account for their promise to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Youth Power has 4 elements including local and national campaigns, global mobilisation, youth-led datadriven accountability programmes, high-level advocacy.
The DataShift initiative is helping civil society produce and analyse data, especially citizen-generated data, to drive sustainable development. It does this by building capacity, powering campaigns and improving the monitoring of government, resulting in better accountability, policies and services. The initiative is currently being implemented primarily via CIVICUS’ capacity development activities.
This initiative aims to help refine Indicator Two of the GPEDC Monitoring Framework (as appropriate); produce a stock-take of the 3rd round of GPEDC Indicator Two monitoring; further develop guidance on CSO enabling environment and CSO development effectiveness; and raise awareness and develop capacity to support country level multi-stakeholder dialogue in relation to Indicator Two and development effectiveness principles more broadly.
This initiative aims to advance international standards enabling the environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) involvement in multi-stakeholder policy dialogue. Over the next years, it will aim to deliver improved CSO participation in 7 regional and 50 country development policy arenas and achieve policy gains in translating effective development co-operation and CSO positions on private sector accountability, south-south cooperation, peace and security in the particular context of these regions and countries.
Building Inclusive Partnerships – Private Sector
The Better Than Cash Alliance is an UN-housed partnership of governments, private sector companies, and international organizations that accelerates the transition from cash to digital payments in order to reduce poverty, mobilize domestic resources, increase transparency and drive inclusive growth.
This initiative was established in 2014 to agree on a set of voluntary and non-binding Guidelines for Effective Philanthropic Engagement and apply them through country pilots in India, Mexico, Myanmar and Kenya. Going forward, it will continue its activities by organizing a series of dissemination meetings in 2017 and launching a second wave of the pilots in 2017 and 2018.
The Business Partnership Action will work with governments, donors, international non-governmental organizations and Global Partnerships to support the development of new and existing partnership catalyzing platforms or hubs in-country that can engage business as a partner for the SDGs. It will also develop “The Partnering Academy”, a major new initiative to build up the specialist skills and competencies that all sectors require to be able to collaborate effectively across sectors.
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 systematization 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 bring together interested development actors to discuss their experiences in the establishment of guidelines and the creation of triangular cooperation frameworks that ensure country-led and country-based processes and inclusive partnerships. By forging clear and actionable guidelines that align with the development priorities of countries, it is expected that triangular co-operation will be further strengthened as an effective development co-operation modality and will result in positive outcomes for the all partners involved
Building Inclusive Partnerships – Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
The Every Woman Every Child initiative, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Sanitation and Water for All, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) and Zero Hunger Challenge collaborate to catalyze transformations in the way stakeholders work together – across communities and sectors – to deliver on their commitments. These core partners are committed to continue working together 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.
The Social Dialogue in Development 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. It will undertake specific research and produce a yearly report on specific themes related to social dialogue for development. The themes will be discussed in specific meetings held at least once a year.
The SDGs require collaborative approaches to generate new thinking and practices. Such partnerships can be challenging. PEP’s aim is to create a vibrant platform offering opportunities to learn from each other’s experience or to seek support when things are not going according to plan. PEP developed an online facility with free resources, guiding questions and performance indicators for those new to partnering and those looking to improve their partnering efforts.
Conducting Transparent and Responsible Development Co-operation
Through this initiative, institutions of the Arab Coordination Group committed in 2014 to (i) continue and scale-up cooperation with developing countries reflecting the tenets of development effectiveness and country ownership; (ii) support the GPEDC; (iii) deepen GPEDC processes. Going forward, these institutions reiterate their commitment: to a sustained cooperation with their Partner countries, emphasizing development effectiveness and support to nationally defined sustainable development goals; to follow-up on the conclusions of the second monitoring report and draw a road map with each Partner country to fill the gaps that may exist between the practices of the institutions of the group and the GPEDC indicators; to contribute to the development of South-South and triangular cooperation.
This initiative supports developing country ownership and leadership by strengthening alignment with national priorities through joint programming processes. It also aims to improve management of development co-operation in line with the 2030 Agenda, by developing and implementing innovative, effective and coherent strategies to reduce fragmentation and proliferation of development initiatives and enhance complementarity and coherence of development cooperation.
This initiative was established in 2008 to accelerate efforts to increase transparency of development co-operation and financing for development and to implement a common open standard for electronic publication of information on development resources. With the standard now in place and widely used, IATI works to ensure data quality is continually improved. The highest priority for the initiative over the next year will be to work towards its mission for IATI data to be routinely used, particularly at country level, to help achieve sustainable development. IATI’s new Data Use Task Force will be working to implement the initiative’s data use strategy and take the steps necessary to strengthen the technical infrastructure in order to make this possible.
Ensuring Coherence Between Climate Finance and Official Development Assistance
Focusing on Results and Promoting Mutual Accountability
An initiative to support knowledge sharing on Country Results Frameworks and mutual accountability at regional and country-level. For the upcoming years integration of the Agenda 2030 and making the concept of mutual accountability more practical and operational will be on their agenda.
Mobilising Flows Beyond Official Development Assistance
This initiative supports the construction of comparable revenue statistics in interested countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Over the next two years, it will seek to expand coverage of all three of the regional publications (Revenue Statistics in Africa, Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries and Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean) in collaboration with regional partners and the financial support from the European Union while maintaining the quality, consistency and detail of the datasets. The initiative will also work to improve the dissemination and accessibility of the publication, data and findings, particularly through online user-friendly tools.
Created in 2014, this initiative focused on the adoption of principles to ensure that, in order for tax reforms to be successful, support programmes are customized to fit the economic, structural, cultural, and political conditions in a country. After HLM2, this initiative will move into a new phase in which further guidance on best practice in implementing the principles will be developed, this will start by looking at the principle on whole of government approaches.
This partnership was created in 2015 to provide expert tax auditors for building audit capacity in developing countries. Going forward, it will increase deployments of experts (target of 100 by 2020), broaden work to support South-South cooperation and increase the pool of experts.
Promoting Development in Situations of Conflict and Fragility
This GPI will study donor support and engagement in situations of forced displacement under the guidance of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD). The study will identify concrete examples of challenges, solutions and lessons learned when working through multi-stakeholder partnerships for development in contexts of forced displacement. The study will incorporate three case studies to ensure coverage of a range of forced displacement situations. The three proposed case studies address both new and protracted caseloads, a geographical spread of countries from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and include one conflict or post-conflict state. It will also support an enabling environment for more co-ordinated and effective development cooperation in countries affected by forced displacement. Including learning processes and streamlining donor engagement can avoid fragmentation and contribute to coherent policy formulation, enhanced flexibility and adaptive programming.
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
A forum for facilitation; partnerships; guidance; region’s capacity; regional diplomacy skills.
Strengthening Developing Country Ownership
Endorsed by South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology, this initiative aims to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by enabling access to relevant, useful and reliable knowledge resources, providing policy advice, promoting dialogue and building capacity in Africa.
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).
This GPI is an alliance to support country-led and evidence-based policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and peer learning on public sector management and institutional reform. The EIP supports its members in their development of accountable, inclusive and transparent public sector institutions capable of delivering responsive policies, effective resource management, and sustainable public services for poverty reduction and inclusive growth.