Track 1 aims to strengthen the quality and usefulness of the current ten-indicator framework by addressing information gaps and reinforcing the methodologies, guidance and process for data collection at the country-level.

In order to increase the quality and usefulness of information, the Global Partnership is refining its current Monitoring Framework. Refinements will be made to indicators measuring the transparency and accountability of development co-operation in order to reinforce the Busan commitment to enhance the transparency of development co-operation and strengthen mutual accountability among partners.

Transparency and accountability are vital to enhancing the impact of development co-operation and enabling the participation of citizens in the long-term development of their respective countries. Refinements will be made to indicators measuring the transparency and accountability of development co-operation in order to reinforce the Busan commitment to enhance the transparency of development co-operation among partners and strengthen mutual accountability.

Proposed Refinements

Transparency of development co-operation (Indicator 4)

Reporting on global transparency assessments will be made more user-friendly. The global indicator will be complemented with an assessment of access to and use of information at the country level.

Development co-operation recorded on budget (Indicator 6)

The indicator will be complemented with additional qualitative information on the quality of parliamentary scrutiny over development co-operation funding and the openness of the budget.

Mutual accountability (Indicator 7)

Given the transformation of the development co-operation landscape, the indicator will evolve from traditional ‘mutual accountability’ to the ‘collective accountability’ at country level necessary to implement the 2030 Agenda. This requires a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach to development co-operation.

Gender equality and women’s empowerment (Indicator 8)

The indicator is being refined to meet the requirements of the Inter-Agency Expert Group (IAEG) on SDGs, in partnership with UN Women. The refined methodology was piloted in 13 countries and endorsed by the IAEG in September 2017 as SDG indicator 5.c.1.

How to Get Involved

All Global Partnership stakeholders are encouraged to actively participate in the refinement process through the following activities, as appropriate:

  • Pilot Testing
    (February – March 2018)

    The refined framework will be piloted in February 2018 to gather feedback on whether the framework responds to country needs, is relevant and is easy to implement. Contact the UNDP-OECD Joint Support Team to learn about ways to provide feedback on the revised framework.

  • Online Consultations
    (February – Marchh 2018)

    Through a series of online, public consultations, all development co-operation stakeholders will be invited to provide feedback on the refinement process. Check back soon for more details on the consultations.

  • Participation in the 2018 Monitoring Round

    The third monitoring round will be launched in May 2018, with a user-friendly support package, including a Monitoring Guide and how-to workshops /webinars. Contact the UNDP-OECD Joint Support Team for more details on how to participate.