The African Effective Development Co-operation Community of Practice Meeting was hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 6-7 November. The meeting with jointly hosted by UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa in collaboration with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency and with support from the European Commission. The overall aim of the meeting is to follow up on the progress and commitments made by all development partners (including the distinctive contribution of the increasingly diverse actors in development co-operation) and defining the priorities for Africa within the 2017-2018 GPEDC Work Programme. The key objectives of the meeting were as follows:
- To share experiences and technical knowledge on country level implementation of EDC principles with a special focus on multi-stakeholder platforms.
- To create regional dialogue around the GPEDC monitoring process, including the use of its key results such as use of country systems and establishment of mutual accountability frameworks.
- To discuss how to further promote the use of country systems.
- To learn from peer countries on how to engage private sector into development cooperation, including scaling up public-private partnerships (PPP) for SDG implementation.
- To share experiences and technical knowledge on the establishment of INFFs at country level and to discuss the DFA methodology and process, including its key features in response to specific needs of countries in Africa, with the view to strengthen the DFA methodology and guidance materials for the continent.
- To discuss around the regional priorities to inform the GPEDC work plan implementation.