This publication is CPDE's contribution to the 2018-19 Third Monitoring Exercise of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). Its Key Messages and Recommendations aim to inform and augment dialogue in the GPEDC. CPDE is committed to dialogue on outstanding development effectiveness challenges, including ‘unfinished business’ for many key commitments and indicators agreed in Paris (2005) and Busan (2011).

The Report focuses on the centrality of democratic country ownership by examining in more depth issues of inclusion in development policy and practices, in the context of a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to development cooperation.