By invitation only to the Global Partnership Steering Committee members.
The Steering Committee reviewed progress for the first time since it agreed the Global Partnership’s 2017-18 Work Programme – the agreed plan for implementing the Nairobi Outcome Document – in April 2017. Deliberations took place in the context of the growing need to realise agreed principles for the effectiveness of all types of development co-operation, public and private. Global Partnership Co- Chair and Minister of Finance of Bangladesh, H.E. Mr. Abul Maal A Muhith, captured this spirit in his opening speech, saying “To attain the SDGs, it is absolutely important to champion our principles.” Uganda’s State Minister of Finance, H.E. Mr. Haruna Kasolo Kyeyune, welcomed the GlobalPartnership as “The right vehicle to deliver sustainable development and scale up the effectiveness of all types of development co-operation.” Germany’s Co-Chair representative, Mr. Dominik Ziller, encouraged the Committee to strengthen development effectiveness as the third pillar of the global development agenda and key enabler to accelerate progress on the other two pillars: the SDGs and financing for development commitments made in 2015.
The Steering Committee meeting attracted media coverage, including in Financial Express, BSS News, Daily Sun, The Independent BD, BD News 24, News Today, The Finance Today, Ruposhi Bangla News and BTV & BTV World and on social media.
The meeting produced a series of agreed actions to guide implementation of the work programme ahead of the next Steering Committee meeting, tentatively scheduled for April 2017 in the margins of BWI Spring Meetings in Washington D.C.