The biennial, voluntary Global Partnership monitoring is led by country governments and brings together bilateral and multilateral organisations, the private sector, civil society and parliaments, among others, to strengthen the effectiveness and results of their partnerships at country level.

Why participate?

The monitoring process measures progress made in implementing the four effectiveness principles – focusing on development results, country ownership of development efforts, establishing inclusive partnerships for development, and enhancing transparency and mutual accountability. Country-specific results of the monitoring exercise, along with global aggregates, provide concrete evidence through which partners can hold each other accountable to ensure commitments are met with action; and identify challenges and jumpstart dialogue to maximise the impact of their joint work.

Past participation in the monitoring process has resulted in the establishment and strengthening of national development co-operation policies and co-ordination mechanisms, as well as overall increased collaboration among domestic stakeholders and with international partners to accelerate the achievement of country development priorities.

Further, as one of the key instruments to measure the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the monitoring process generates data for countries to assess their progress towards achieving three Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. However, perhaps more importantly, making progress in implementing effectiveness commitments, as monitored through the Global Partnership exercise, has a broader catalytic effect in achieving all other SDGs.

How to participate?

The monitoring process is carried out under the leadership of participating country governments, in collaboration with representatives from bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, civil society and other relevant actors, and the support and guidance of the OECD-UNDP Joint Support Team.

Interested governments should indicate their intent to participate in the 2018 monitoring round, by sending email to monitoring@effectivecooperation.org. An official invitation letter to your authorities will follow.

Once a government has confirmed its interest in participating in the 2018 monitoring round, a national co-ordinator should be appointed to oversee the exercise. The Global Partnership’s OECD-UNDP Joint Support Team will provide tailored guidance, training and ongoing support to appointed national co-ordinators and their teams.

  • The government appoints a national co-ordinator to oversee the country-level exercise
  • The Global Partnership’s OECD-UNDP Joint Support Team provides tailored guidance, training and ongoing support to appointed national co-ordinators (and their teams)
  • Countries can kick-start their national monitoring processes during June/July 2018
  • The monitoring process is carried out under the leadership of participating country governments – in collaboration with representatives from bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, civil society and other relevant actors, and the support and guidance of the OECD-UNDP Joint Support Team

The monitoring round will be officially launched in June 2018, at which point governments can begin their national monitoring processes.

In order to generate data to inform the 2019 SDG reporting, and to influence global decision-making in 2019 – including at the 2019 UN High Level Political Forum – it is proposed that the current monitoring cycle is completed no later than December 2018.

Once the monitoring process at country level is completed, the Global Partnership will support governments in producing a country report, guide them in taking collective action on the results and help them influence global discussions and decision-making on development effectiveness and on the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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