As part of its 2017-2018 Programme of Work, the Global Partnership is launching a Call for Evidence on effective development co-operation, open from 25 July to 14 October 2018.

Why a call for evidence?

Given its reach as an international network of policy-makers and practitioners, across government, civil society, trade unions, local governments, parliamentarians, the private sector, philanthropy and others, the Global Partnership is well placed to identify common constraints to effectiveness and support the sourcing and sharing of evidence-based solutions.

As such, the Global Partnership is launching a call for evidence to draw on the experience of country-level practitioners in delivering on the effectiveness principles – the opportunities and challenges they have encountered, the solutions and approaches they have found useful and the situations where progress has been difficult to achieve – to enrich the global evidence base of good practices and help provide tailored and actionable solutions based on country context and stakeholder group.

The results from this call for evidence will be showcased in a Global Compendium of Good Practices and a Knowledge-Sharing Platform on effective development co-operation. These will serve as crucial components of the Global Partnership’s efforts to drive global progress and support countries in strategically managing diverse development co-operation resources, highlighting effective practices to deliver on national development targets.

Submission Form

Please fill in the form below or the Google form here to submit to the Global Partnership’s 2018 call for evidence::

The Call for Evidence has now closed. All resources and evidence submitted will be given due consideration for inclusion in the Global Compendium of Good Practices and Knowledge-Sharing Platform on effective development co-operation. Please note that we will also be accepting rolling submissions directly through the Knowledge-Sharing Platform, which will go live in early 2019. For further questions, please e-mail”
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1. Contact information of focal point

I have read the Submission Guidelines. *

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2. Please select the challenge area and / or specific issue that is addressed by your submission.(select at least one)*

Establishing, strengthening or updating national development co-operation policies (or the equivalent sections of other planning documents), which contextualise and prioritise the effectiveness principles nationally and outline strategies for their implementation by all partners.Establishing national and local development policy processes or platforms which institutionalise the participation of all stakeholders in the debate around policy-making and resource allocation.Building the capacity of governments to lead national development co-operation efforts.Strengthening integration between national and sub-national development planning.Strengthening integration between national development planning and sector planning.Example of a recently-drafted national development co-operation policy (or the equivalent section of other planning documents).Example of successful institutional arrangements for a multi-stakeholder dialogue or co-ordination platform.Other   

Building the capacity of civil society to effectively engage in creation and implementation of development policy.Building the capacity of local government to effectively engage in creation and implementation of development policy.Building the capacity of parliamentarians to effectively engage in creation and implementation of development policy.Building the capacity of philanthropy to effectively engage in creation and implementation of development policy.Building the capacity of the business sector to effectively engage in creation and implementation of development policy.Incentivising the engagement of the business sector in development activities.Other    

Building the capacity of governments to collect, manage and use information on development co-operation, including establishing or strengthening information management systems and related standards.Building capacity to understand data captured in global databases (e.g. the International Aid Transparency Initiative platform).Incentivising development partners to make information on development co-operation available at country level, including forward looking information.Other    

Supporting governments in better managing diverse financial flows for achieving national development objectives.Understanding the strategic priorities and funding trends of development partners.Other   

3. Please include a short abstract of the evidence submitted (maximum 1000 characters) including a short description of the purpose, scope and results of the work.*

4. Please indicate the language(s) included in this resource.*

Evidence can be submitted in any language, however, please note that translation of resources is not currently envisaged.


5. Has this resource been peer reviewed?


6. Tags (select one or multiple)*:

These tags will help categorise your resource for its possible inclusion in the Global Compendium and / or Knowledge-Sharing Platform.

AfricaArab StatesAsiaEastern EuropeLatin America and the CaribbeanNorth AmericaPacific IslandsWestern EuropeOther    

(Hold “Control” and click to add more than one country / territory.)

This list represents the countries and territories listed by the United Nations as of 5 September 2017 and does not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the Global Partnership.

National governmentCivil society / NGOPrivate sectorPhilanthropic organisationMulti-lateral organisationUnited Nations agencyTrade unionParliamentarianLocal governmentAcademiaThink tankGlobal fundVertical initiative


Countries in situations of conflict and/or fragilityLandlocked Developing Country (LLDC)Least Developed Country (LDC)Middle Income Country (MIC)Small Island Developing State (SIDS)


Bilateral co-operationCivil society engagementDecentralised co-operationMulti-lateral co-operationMulti-stakeholder co-ordinationPrivate sector engagementSouth-South co-operationTechnical assistance / capacity-buildingTriangular co-operationOther  

7. Type of resource*:

Case studyCountry storyEvent informationJournal articlePolicy briefPresentationResearch paperTraining opportunityWebinarOther   

8. Format of resource*:

Audio filePDFPowerPointVideo fileWord documentYouTube linkOther   

9. Is there anything else you would like us to know? (maximum 500 characters)


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