Why do countries monitor?
Smarter co-operation and stronger country-level partnerships are key to achieving sustainable development. Supported by the Global Partnership, participating governments monitor effective development co-operation commitments at the country level, tracking progress against ten indicators to ensure that all development efforts are in line with four internationally-agreed principles for effective co-operation.
This 2018 monitoring round will help countries strengthen collaboration among the growing number of development actors, and guide domestic and international action. All of which helps achieve greater development impact.
Country governments consider the monitoring exercise as an useful instrument to establish or strengthen their national co-operation policies and multi-stakeholder co-ordination mechanisms; and as part of their broader support to tracking and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, by generating data for SDG 17 and SDG 5.
Who participates in the monitoring?
Participation in the monitoring exercise is voluntary for all stakeholders. The process is led by partner countries, in consultation with their development partners and other important domestic actors.
Since 2011, 99 countries have led these excercises in collaboration with the vast majority of bilateral and multilateral development partners and other important domestic actors.
Many countries have already indicated their interest in participating in the 2018 monitoring round. Others are currently exploring the possibility of participation. You can find an up to date list of countries here.