Global Partnership monitoring provides evidence on progress in implementing effective development co-operation commitments at the country, regional and global level, supporting accountability among all development partners.
Tracking progress and capturing behaviour change
The Global Partnership’s monitoring framework tracks country-level progress in implementing the four internationally-agreed effective development co-operation principles: country ownership, a focus on results, inclusive partnerships and transparency and mutual accountability to one another. While other international accountability frameworks monitor the results and outcomes of development co-operation, the Global Partnership monitoring framework seeks to capture behaviour change by focusing on how stakeholders partner at the country* level.
Monitoring led by developing countries themselves
Reporting to the framework is voluntary and country-led, based on developing countries own data and information systems. Biennial reporting involves the full range of development stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector and others. Results contribute to strengthening mutual accountability, learning and dialogue among partners for implementing their development effectiveness commitments.
The monitoring framework consists of a set of ten indicators which focus on strengthening developing countries’ institutions, increasing the transparency and predictability of development co-operation, enhancing gender equality, and supporting greater involvement of civil society, parliaments and the private sector in development efforts.
Providing evidence on effective development co-operation
Global results from each monitoring round are published in a joint UNDP-OECD progress report. Progress reports from the 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 rounds are now available, offering a snapshot of progress on implementing the internationally-agreed development effectiveness principles. Individual country profiles, which contextualise results at the country level, were also made available for the 2015-2016 round.
Additional information on the Global Partnership monitoring process, including the role of all stakeholders as well as on the refinement of the framework, can be found in the technical documents section.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who participates in Global Partnership monitoring?
The Global Partnership monitoring process is led by developing countries themselves, in consultation with development partners including providers of development co-operation, representatives from civil society, parliamentarians and the private sector, among others. Provision of data and information for the 2015-2016 monitoring exercise was led by 81 countries, with the participation of more than 125 bilateral and multilateral development partners, as well as hundreds of civil society organisations, private sector representatives and other relevant development stakeholders in participating countries.
What does the Global Partnership monitor?
The Global Partnership monitoring framework’s ten indicators measure progress in areas related to the four internationally-agreed effective development co-operation principles: country ownership, a focus on results, inclusive partnerships and transparency and mutual accountability to one another. Areas of focus include strengthening developing countries’ institutions, increasing the transparency and predictability of development co-operation, enhancing gender equality and supporting greater involvement of civil society, parliaments and the private sector in development efforts.
Some of the indicators are based on those captured in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005), while others were introduced in 2012 to capture the broader dimensions of the Busan Partnership Agreement, as called for by developing countries. A global target is available for each indicator, however, stakeholders can agree to different targets at the country level based on their own country context and experience.
A detailed description of each indicator is provided in Annex II of the Monitoring Guide, which includes fact sheets setting out the means of measurement, method of calculation and data source. Page 5 of the Monitoring Guide describes the sources and types of data being collected for each indicator.
Why do we monitor?
As highlighted in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, improving the quality, impact and effectiveness of all types of development co-operation is crucial to ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals are achieved. The Global Partnership’s monitoring exercise aims to provide evidence on progress and opportunities in the implementation all stakeholders’ effective development co-operation commitments. Results from Global Partnership monitoring support mutual accountability among all partners and inform multi-stakeholder dialogue on making development co-operation more effective at the country, regional and global level.
How does the Global Partnership monitoring exercise work?
The monitoring exercise is led by developing countries and grounded in their own information and evaluation systems. Data is collected under the leadership of partner country governments, and validated in consultation with development partners including providers of development co-operation, representatives from civil society, parliamentarians and the private sector. The data is then submitted to the UNDP-OECD Joint Support Team for aggregation and analysis into a Global Progress Report and individual Country Profiles. More information on the process for the 2015-2016 Monitoring Round can be found in the Monitoring Guide.
What are the key findings from 2014 and 2016?
What are the Global Progress Reports and Country Profiles?
Global Progress Reports are the culmination of the biennial monitoring process. They offer a snapshot of international progress on making development co-operation more effective. These reports present findings from the monitoring exercise, based on careful analysis and aggregation of country-level data, validated by developing countries and their partners. The Progress Reports are intended to stimulate and inform policy dialogue at the country, regional and international levels, generating an evidence-base for further collective action to strengthen the contribution of effective development co-operation to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Individual Country Profiles were introduced in the 2015-2016 Monitoring Round to summarise country-level progress, opportunities and challenges in implementing the effective development co-operation principles, taking into account individual country context and typology. Participating countries and territories are using the Monitoring Profiles in national reviews of development progress; establishment of national co-operation policies and institutional reforms; and development of transparency and mutual accountability mechanisms. Moreover, the Profiles highlight how national governments have incorporated development priorities and SDG targets into national planning and policy implementation.
How is Global Partnership monitoring data used?
Rather than ranking countries or organisations, Global Partnership monitoring aims to generate evidence-based dialogue on development co-operation, its policies and its effectiveness to facilitate mutual accountability and learning among development partners at all the national, regional and global levels. Global Progress Reports from each round of monitoring also provide a key source of evidence on progress for the Global Partnership’s Ministerial-level meetings.
Data generated from Global Partnership monitoring now provides evidence to national SDG reviews and global SDG targets on respecting countries’ policy space and leadership (SDG 17.15); multi-stakeholder partnerships for development (SDG 17.16); and gender equality and women’s empowerment (SDG 5c). Lessons learned from the Global Partnership monitoring exercise serve as major inputs on the effectiveness of development financing to the ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum the annual United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which is the central body for SDG follow-up and review.
Where can I download the monitoring data?
What is the Monitoring Advisory Group?
The Global Partnership’s Monitoring Advisory Group was established in 2015 to provide technical expertise and advice to strengthen the monitoring framework and ensure its relevance in the rapidly evolving post-2015 landscape. The group is composed of 12 high-level experts from developing country governments, development co-operation providers, think tanks and civil society organisations.
View a complete list of documents related to the Monitoring Advisory Group’s work in the Technical Documents section.
Brian Tomlinson is Executive Director of AidWatch Canada, which focuses on issues related to Canadian and global aid priorities as well as global trends in the development effectiveness of civil society organizations (CSOs). Brian retired in June 2011 as Senior Policy Analyst (Aid Policy) at the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), the platform for Canadian CSOs in development cooperation, where he worked for 16 years. In September 2014 Brian was appointed an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Development Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is also a Research Fellow with the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University. At the global level, up to June 2015 he has been the CSO co-chair for the multi-stakeholder Task Team on CSO Development Effectiveness and the Enabling Environment, representing the global CSO Platform on Development Effectiveness (CPDE).
Dan directs Development Initiatives’ (DI) research and analysis to ensure they consistently produce quality, high impact products that maintain their international reputation for independent, objective information for eradicating poverty. He leads strategic thinking on developing analytical capacity across themes of poverty, finance and policy, so that DI’s core programmes and consultancy remains relevant to decision making and accountability.Prior to joining DI Dan worked with UNDP’s Human Development Report Office contributing to their global reports. He has over 15 years of experience in development policy and advocacy, and has undertaken a wide range of academic and consultancy work in South Asia and Africa in areas such as development and humanitarian finance, institutional development, climate adaptation, labour migration, livelihoods, growth linkages and environmental resource management. Dan has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia and a BA in Egyptology from Cambridge University.
Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya is a macro-economist and public policy analyst. Currently he is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Dhaka, where had been earlier its Executive Director. He is a former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the World Trade Organization and UN Offices of Geneva and Vienna. He had been the Special Advisor on LDCs to the Secretary General of UNCTAD. He is deeply involved in many international development networks, sits in the governing bodies of a number of leading institutions and in the editorial board of reputed journals. He has published extensively on pro-poor macro-economics, development challenges of the LDCs and issues related to trade negotiations. Dr Debapriya has studied in Dhaka, Moscow and Oxford. He held a number of visiting positions, among others, at the Centre for Global Development (CGD), Washington DC. He is currently the chair of two global initiatives, viz. LDC IV Monitor and Southern Voices on Post MDG International Development Goals.
Dr. Genevesi Ogiogio holds a PhD degree in Economics, an MSc degree in Econometrics, and a BSc degree in Economics and Statistics. A world class development management professional, Dr. Ogiogio is currently the Executive Director of the African Centre for Institutional Development (Africa-CiD), Technical Advisor to NEPAD Agency, Institutional Development Advisor to the President of the Pan African Parliament and Advisor to the High Level Advocacy Panel of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). He has also served as Advisor to UNESCO Consultative Committee on Capacity Development (2006), among others. Dr. Ogiogio was author of the Africa Region Sustainable Development Goals, Targets and Indicators (2015-2030) and the Progress Report on Sustainable Development (2012) and has produced more than 100 publications. Working throughout Africa, Dr. Ogiogio has led as well as been part of several facilities, consortiums and networks that support African countries in institutional reforms and capacity development. He was Head of Operations at the African Capacity Building Foundation, Chair of the Program Review Committee and Advisor for the US$1billion Partnership for Capacity Building in Africa initiated by the African Executive Directors of the World Bank. Earlier in 1995 he was Assistant Director for Programs at the Nigerian National Centre for Economic Management and Administration. Dr. Ogiogio has led reform of a number of regional and continental institutions and served as advisor and consultant to numerous others including the AU Commission, the World Bank, FAO, UNDP, UNECA and GIZ.
Since November 2005, Gonzalo Hernández Licona has been the Executive Secretary of the Mexican National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL).He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Oxford, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Essex, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico (ITAM). He has a lecture on Development Economics at ITAM.Dr. Hernández received the GPSA Award for Leadership in Social Accountability in Washington, D.C. The Award is granted by the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), sponsored by the World Bank. This recognition was given to Dr. Hernández to appraise his contributions and those of CONEVAL, on measuring poverty and evaluating social policies in a transparent way.On 2013, he received the Award of Professional Merit in the Public Sector as an alumnus of ITAM.
Ms. Khwaga Kakar is a development practitioner with more than ten years of policy experience in governance and development in Afghanistan. She is currently working as Aid Coordination Advisor to the Afghan Ministry of Finance supporting the government’s efforts to improve coordination and effectiveness of foreign aid. Her previous work involved policy research in water security with UNDP, where she led the preparation of the third Afghanistan Human Development Report and co-authored a chapter on water governance. While consulting with the Asian Development Bank, Ms. Kakar was a contributing author in drafting the anti-corruption strategy as part of the Afghanistan’s National Development strategy, a poverty reduction strategy paper for Afghanistan. She is also a contributing author of Afghanistan’s aid management policy. Ms. Kakar holds a Master of Public Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington and Bachelor of Science from University of California, San Diego.
Lidia Fromm Cea is a recognized academic and international speaker, with a solid experience in development. Her professional background is linked to development cooperation partners, as well as to the Honduran Government, where she served as Vice-minister for Social Policies in the Ministry for Social Development. She also served as Director General for Development Cooperation in the Ministry for Planning and Development Cooperation of Honduras, where she promoted a web-based information system that makes aid transparent, led the Paris Declaration Monitoring Survey and became Sherpa for the negotiations of the Busan Outcome Document in 2011. During the first semester of 2012, she also participated in the Post-Busan Interim Group responsible for defining the institutional arrangements of the new Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC).
Previously, she had worked for different international cooperation agencies such as the World Bank, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), KfW Development Bank and the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ) in Honduras. Lidia was invited to join the Monitoring Advisory Group established by the GPEDC Co-Chairs in 2015 to advice in refining the monitoring framework.
As of January 2015, she is the Executive Director of the Mesoamérica Integration and Development Project based in El Salvador, which is a regional platform for high-level political dialogue and implementation of regional projects in 9 sectors that contribute to development, regional integration and improving living conditions of over 226 million mesoamerican citizens in the ten member countries (Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic).
Always in the international field, she has been a guest lecturer on different topics, such as Development Cooperation and Aid Effectiveness, Human Development and Education in different countries like Germany, Dominican Republic, Korea and Central America. She is author of specialized books that have been published through the Educational and Cultural Coordination Central American Integration System (SICA/CECC) and other institutions.
Lisandro Martin is the Senior Portfolio Manager in the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) since March 2016. In IFAD, he is responsible, among other things, for corporate portfolio and results monitoring, operational policy setting, and liaising with IFAD’s Independent Office of Evaluation. Mr Martin came comes to IFAD from the World Bank in Washington DC, where until recently he was a leader in advancing the Bank’s results agenda, including the creation of the first World Bank Group’s professional stream on Monitoring and Evaluation. At the World Bank he also held other positions, both in headquarters and in the field, including as a Senior Results Specialist for Bangladesh and Nepal, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and in Social Development in the Southern Cone of Latin America. Between 2008 and 2011, Mr Martin joined the African Development Bank in Tunisia where his last position was as Principal Results Specialist spearheading several of the Bank policy reforms in results-based management, including the creation of the Bank’s first results measurement framework. At the AfDB, he also served as Senior Governance Specialist, managing operations in Mozambique. Earlier in his career, Mr. Martin undertook assignments for the Millennum Challenge Corporation, the UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning, among others. Mr Martin holds a MA degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University, USA where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He also holds an Honors BA degree in International Relations from Universidad del Salvador, Argentina, and a Certificate in Conflict Analysis from Uppsala Universitet in Sweden.
Dr. Peter Davis is a political economist focusing on the impacts of the private sector in developing countries, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected states. To this end, Peter advises governments and international organisations at senior level. He is presently working with DFID on a study of the role of private sector development as countries transition from aid. He is currently advising the OECD on their programme in Iraq, and last year he led the independent ICAI evaluation of DFID’s PSD portfolio, and made recommendations for change to the International Development Select Committee of the House of Commons.He also works with the private sector, and has recently completed a project with the International Council of Swedish Industry to develop a handbook to advise its members on investment in fragile states. In the past, he has worked with Anglo American to develop their long-term sustainability policy; with Lafarge on managing corruption in Nigeria; and with Rexam on managing labour conditions in their businesses in China.Peter is Visiting Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he works on issues of international corporate governance and ethics. He is a former Research Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, and from 2006-09 he co-chaired David Cameron’s Working Group on Responsible Business Practice. Peter was educated at the Universities of Oxford and London. His book, Corporations, Global Governance and Post-Conflict Reconstruction was published by Routledge in 2012. A further book, The Corporate Sector in International Development will be published in 2015.
Rob D. van den Berg studied contemporary history at the University of Groningen in Netherlands. Since 2014 he is the President of the International Development Evaluation Association. He is a Visiting Professor at King’s College, London and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, as well as a member of the Faculty of the International Program for Development Evaluation Training. His past positions include Director of the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility (2004-2014), Director of the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1999-2004), Senior Advisor on Research at the European Commission and various positions in Dutch development cooperation. From 2002 to 2004 he was the chairman of the OECD/DAC Network on Development Evaluation. He has published more than 25 articles on development, research and evaluation and has co-edited four books.
Scott Bayley joined AusAID (now part of the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade) in October 2012 as Principal Specialist: Performance Management and Results. Scott obtained his Master degree from Murdoch University in Western Australia majoring in evaluation.Scott has over 25 years of evaluation and results management experience across a number of sectors including education, health, justice and public sector financial management. Scott has authored numerous evaluation reports, articles and workshops on topics such as assessing program impacts, results-based management, developing public sector performance indicators, and undertaking client satisfaction surveys. As a former Senior Evaluation Specialist with the Asian Development Bank he managed evaluation capacity building projects in China, Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos. Scott has completed a five year term on the Board of the world’s peak evaluation body, the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation and is an active member of the Australasian Evaluation Society.
Paul Lupunga is an Economist with the Ministry Finance for Zambia coordinating external resource mobilization through Zambia’s cooperation with multilateral agencies. He has been involved in consultations for the formulation of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation through both country and global consultations. He also contributed to discussions towards the formulation of the Accra Agenda for Action of 2008 and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness of 2005. He has been an expert speaker in multiple fora on aid and development effectiveness.
When will the next Monitoring Round be launched?
The next round of Global Partnership Monitoring is expected to launch in spring, 2018. For more information, contact the UNDP-OECD Joint Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or subscribe to our quarterly monitoring newsletter to stay up to date with the latest news.