While progress on the SDGs has been made, a lot of work remains to be done. Development co-operation, i.e. various forms of financial and non-financial, public and private aid, and assistance to developing countries, is one of the means of implementation that needs to improve in both quality and quantity for the SDGs to succeed. The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), in which the IPU participates, recognises parliaments as a key development co-operation partner who can ensure that appropriate legal frameworks are in place, that budgets are directed to achieving SDG targets and that public programmes are effectively implemented.