Global Partnership Monitoring


The effectiveness of development co-operation is more important than ever, given increasingly worrying global trends. The Global Partnership Monitoring is the main source of evidence to track progress and take action on the Partnership’s commitments and shared Principles.


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The Dashboard provides country-level information on development co-operation including status of partner countries' participation in the Global Partnership monitoring exercise and an overview of coordination mechanisms which can help stakeholders to engage in country-level activities during the monitoring exercise.


The Global Partnership monitoring is a partner country-led exercise to promote collective accountability on the effectiveness of development co-operation. Guided by the four internationally-agreed principles for effective development co-operation, the monitoring tracks the country-level progress of partner countries, development partners and other actors in implementing their agreed commitments for more effective development co-operation. The monitoring exercise drives behaviour change by focusing on how stakeholders partner at the country level for better development results.

Since 2011, 99 partner countries have led the monitoring exercise in collaboration with hundreds of development partners and other actors. Following the three previous monitoring rounds, a stakeholder-led, comprehensive reform of the monitoring exercise was undertaken to ensure the exercise continues to meet the original aims and evolving needs of stakeholders. The renewed monitoring features a new framework (what we measure) and an improved process (how we measure). Learn more about the reform here.

The Global Partnership monitoring is the sole contributor for data on three SDG targets: 

  • SDG 17.15: Respect each country’s policy space and leadership
  • SDG 17.16: Multi-stakeholder partnerships for development
  • SDG 5.c: Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation: promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment


A reform of the monitoring exercise took place during 2020-2022, resulting in a new monitoring exercise launched at the global Partnership's 2022 High-Level Meeting, also known as the 2022 Effective Development Co-operation Summit (for more information, see page 9 here). 

The new global monitoring exercise is conducted over a four-year global rolling round. The current [4th] monitoring round was launched at 2022 Effective Development Co-operation Summit (HLM3) and is held from 2023 to 2026. Countries have the flexibility to participate when most suited to their national processes and priorities. 


At the country-level, participation in the monitoring exercise entails the following phases. A customised calendar will be developed for every country signing up to ensure each phase can be adequately implemented.



Additional Monitoring Modules

The reformed monitoring exercise offers countries the opportunity to conduct an additional Kampala Principles Assessment on Private Sector Engagement. It also offers the possibility to adapt the framework to fragile and post-conflict situations.


Participation in the monitoring exercise:

  • Provides data and evidence to empower decision makers in managing development co-operation.
  • Strengthens country-level processes, accountability, learning and actions amongst all actors.
  • Builds capacity to monitor and develop effectiveness in-country.
  • Supports SDG reporting (Targets: 5.c, 17.15, 17.16).
  • Serves as an entry point to mobilize and engage with a broad range of development actors.
  • Helps guide development partners’ actions in line with country systems and priorities.
  • Generates behaviour change for stronger development impact through inclusive follow-up and country-level dialogue, learning, and joint action.


Led by partner countries, the monitoring exercise involves government counterparts, international development partners and other stakeholders. (Evidence-based tools and guides are available here for stakeholders so they can better understand the monitoring results most relevant to them).

Partner Countries

A national co-ordinator, appointed by the partner country government, who is usually an official sitting at the ministry overseeing the management of development co-operation, organises the participation of development partners and other actors, making use of existing dialogue or co-ordination mechanisms for engagement, when possible.

Following their participation, countries receive country results briefs that provide a detailed account of their results. This results brief can be used to better understand and disseminate findings, as well as jointly plan and take action with stakeholders.

International Development Partners

Given the exercise’s core focus on accountability, it attracts high participation from all development actors due to its unique potential to gather evidence leading to dialogue, to help unlock persistent challenges limiting the impact of development co-operation. Development partners play a vital role in the monitoring through their support towards coordination and mobilisation of peers, capacity building, and logistical and/or financial support provided to partner countries implementing the monitoring process and its follow-up at country level. 

Following their participation, development partners will receive development partner profiles that provide a detailed account of their performance vis-à-vis the partner countries they report towards.

Other Stakeholders

Active participation of domestic development actors, like civil society organisations, private sector actors, local governments among others, in the monitoring exercise at country-level is crucial to ensure inclusiveness in the collective effort to increase the effectiveness of the country’s development co-operation. The exercise’s focus on collective accountability and unique potential to gather evidence to facilitate dialogue with governments and development partners, attracts high participation of diverse development actors.

National coordinators will invite domestic actors from different stakeholder groups to participate in the exercise and, if relevant, to report on specific questions (for example, a civil society focal point is invited to assess the environment for civil society to operate in the country).


The Global Partnership monitoring exercise measure progress on stakeholders' commitments to the four Principles of Effective Development Co-operation, around the following four key thematic dimensions. 


At the recent 2022 Effective Development Co-operation Summit, partners committed to monitoring effectiveness and told us what they most look forward to in the new monitoring exercise. Watch partner testimonials below: