Peru has long been engaged in strengthening effective development co-operation, for example by developing development co-operation policies (2006, 2012 and 2019) and more recently the preparation of a new policy focused on strengthening the effectiveness of development co-operation in Peru by 2030. Since 2014, Peru has also been committed to monitoring the quality of the country's development co-operation partnerships and has participated in all three past Global Partnership Monitoring rounds. Focusing on building strong and resilient partnerships with a variety of development stakeholders, the government has taken considerable steps to enhance the effectiveness of development co-operation in the country.
Peru’s GPEDC Action Dialogue on Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
In June 2022, the Peruvian International Co-operation Agency (APCI) organized an Action Dialogue to discuss the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships, in particular with the private sector, in international co-operation for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Dialogue, the Executive Director of APCI, Mr. José Antonio González Norris stressed that the pandemic strengthened Peru’s commitment to collaborate effectively with key development actors and pointed out the contribution of the private sector acting in alignment with the Kampala Principles - inclusive country ownership, results and targeted impact, inclusive partnerships, transparency and accountability, leave no one behind. All participants agreed on the relevance of inclusive multi-stakeholder partnerships to deliver positive results for the most vulnerable communities.
However, there remain some challenges when strengthening inclusive partnerships with the private sector and beyond that need to be addressed as pointed out during the dialogue:
- Enhancing evidence-based data informing decision-making,
- Strengthening measurement of contributions by all development actors,
- Promoting financing for development mechanisms that incorporate the participation of the private sector and other development actors.
Peru’s Action Dialogue provided some examples of multi-stakeholder projects involving the private sector that combatted these challenges. Ranging from agriculture to telecommunications and financial services, participants presented projects and showcased how effective co-operation with the private sector and other development actors in alignment with the Kampala Principles can push for more sustainable development to reach the communities most in need leaving no one behind.
After the participants reflected on the good practices and exchanges during the Action Dialogue, APCI translated the conclusions of the session into key recommendations to continue promoting effective partnerships between actors from different sectors to keep upholding and advancing the commitments of the 2030 Agenda and the Effectiveness Agenda.
A Champion of Inclusive Partnerships and South-South Co-operation at the 2022 Effective Development Co-operation Summit
Most recently, Peru stressed the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships at the 2022 Effective Development Co-operation Summit. In a Spotlight Session on Country Experiences from Action Dialogues, Mr. González Norris reiterated the importance of multi-stakeholder Action Dialogues as these provide invaluable platforms for inclusive dialogue, which help to find synergies and build trust, as also mirrored in the Summit Declaration.
In a Plenary Session on Effective South-South and Triangular Co-operation, Mr. González Norris emphasized that Peru is also at the forefront of promoting effective South-South Co-operation (SSC) and is implementing dozens of projects across Latin America and the Caribbean. Sharing know-how and best practices helps to find innovative solutions to challenges. Yet, to further strengthen SSC, better data, evidence-based frameworks and mechanisms need to become available.
Moreover, as the pandemic has shown how fragile the international co-operation system is, in a Regional Dialogue for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. González Norris pointed out the need to strengthen partnerships post-pandemic focusing on effective mechanisms and the quality of co-operation.
Assessing and Strengthening Inclusive Partnerships
Peru has expressed its interest in the 4th Global Monitoring Round to assess the effectiveness of the country’s development co-operation partnerships.
Going forward, Peru wants to continue to build new and strengthen existing inclusive partnerships taking into account the diversity of stakeholders. The country has recognized that the different state and non-state development actors can provide valuable expertise, innovation, diverse resources, and networks. To achieve the 2030 Agenda and leave no one behind, urgent action is needed with all hands-on deck.
On this point, it should be noted that the APCI has for some time been promoting Multi-stakeholder Partnerships of International Co-operation for Sustainable Development scheme, which ratifies the relevance of the various development actors of national efforts and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the country. This commitment has been strengthened with the latest publication of a guideline document with the purpose of orienting the implementation of multi-stakeholder partnerships, providing an inclusive management model and a set of tools for the achievement of the set objectives.
Please explore Peru’s page on the GPEDC Global Dashboard for updated information on the country’s participation in monitoring processes, development co-operation policies, mechanisms and more.
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