The Global Partnership is updating its Monitoring Framework to reflect the challenges of the 2030 Agenda and better track the effectiveness of all types of development co-operation.

The Global Partnership is the platform to track progress on effective development co-operation commitments. This was underscored at the Global Partnership’s Second High-Level Meeting in Nairobi. In light of the 2030 Agenda and the evolving development landscape, the Global Partnership is committed to delivering fresh data that serves the needs of the international community. To do so, the Global Partnership is updating its biennial monitoring exercise to respond to the pressing challenges of the 2030 Agenda, including the pledge to leave no-one behind.

  •  Refining and strengthening the existing indicators: A comprehensive review of the existing indicators took place from April 2017 to May 2018. The review was guided by the Nairobi Outcome Document, technical advice from the Monitoring Advisory Group and the OECD-UNDP Joint Support Team, lessons learned in the 2016 monitoring round, which included feedback from participating countries and online consultations that generated around 300 comments and suggestions. The refinement began in April 2017 and drew on the technical assistance of expert groups related to specific thematic areas, iterative consultations with relevant stakeholders, and country-level testing.
  • Ensuring context specificity: Among several pressing challenges, the Global Partnership decided to first develop a tailored approach to monitoring effective development co-operation in fragile and conflict-affected situations. An open working group was set up to guide this work. Meeting in September and in October 2018, deliberations of the working group, along with other inputs, are reflected in two draft papers co-authored by the Joint Support Team of the Global Partnership and the Institute for State Effectiveness. Part 1 presents a mapping international commitments and key challenges, and Part 2 discusses the emerging critical action areas to guide the development of a tailored monitoring approach for fragile and conflict-affected situations.

Have your say! Building on the discussion of the open working group, consultation with countries, development partners and civil society engaging in the 2018 monitoring round and other inputs, Part 2 suggests six critical areas around which a more relevant and useful monitoring approach could be developed that responds to fragile contexts. We would like to hear your thoughts on these six actions areas – Would data on these areas in fragile contexts be useful for you and your constituents? What type of measurement approach to these areas would you find most useful? If you would like to contribute feedback or engage more closely in the consultation, kindly e-mail monitoring@effectivecooperation.org.

  • Considering innovative partnerships that respond to country context: Work is underway to develop an approach to assess the effectiveness of South-South Co-operation (SSC). The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda acknowledge the increased importance of SSC in eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development but also encourage efforts to strengthen the effectiveness of this co-operation modality. In 2016, as part of the Global Partnership monitoring process, Mexico examined the applicability of the monitoring framework to its context as a dual provider and recipient of development co-operation, with a particular focus on the provision of SSC. Building on this analysis, a framework to assess whether SSC is provided in line with the effectiveness principles is currently being developed and piloted.