Greetings from Manafwa Distrist in Eastern Uganda. I am a nursery bed operator majoring in Hass Avocado. We are doing this as a way to overcome poverty in our community as a source of income and also as a way of mitigating climate change. We could do with some support to broaden the scope of operations. Our organization is called Bugisu Avocado Growers Limited. Kindly help us in rural manafwa with funding to improve our standard of living. Thank you.
Effective multilateral support (Action Area 2.7)
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The UN Funding Compact webinar - tomorrow at 8:45 EST.
Please join the Action Area 2.7 working-group community on this insightful discussion about the UN Funding Compact and what it means for the achievement of the SDGs. You can find the registration link in the event page:
Following the 6th Global Partnership working-group call on 'effective multilateral support' that took place on the 14th of July, below you will find some discussion points that were highlighted during the call:
i) Summary of the 21st Steering Committee Meeting, including the review of the Global Partnership as the main multi-stakeholder vehicle for development effectiveness, and agreed approaches for updating the monitoring exercise (Summary report to be delivered soon).
ii) With regards to the proposals for a second ‘perspectives’ paper, on multilateral financing instruments and enabling the effectiveness principles:
- IFAD: Proposed output on how Public Development Banks (PDB) could leverage in the context of private sector, and bring their contribution in terms of financing/investing (or providing catalytic investments) in the inclusive role transformation agenda.
- IADB: Could potentially add a 2-pager on sustainable infrastructure indicators and/or their green bonds platform.
- Both are with private sector and can be linked to the principles.
- Focus on how multilateral organizations and the creative ways they can do financing, and how that drives the effectiveness principle approach
- Cross-check against key related:
o Quality of ODA report (source: CGD). One of the 4 main findings: resources channeled through the multilateral system are more effective.
o Latest on the financing of the UNDS report
o Check in with Finance Sector Hub for relevant inputs (SDG Impact? INFFs?)
iii) In terms of the proposal for a webinar on effective multilateral support, for September:
- Ideally, contribute to a fresh analytical hook; Important to use the sources mentioned above for guidance.
- Other potential focus: UN/member-state Funding Compact; outreach to DCO.
[Colleagues: If you would like to be a part of the webinar and contribute to it, please jump in!]
iv) Finally, we discussed a little bit about the work related to good donorship and how we can contribute to that, with SPC indicating their intention to support, and explore a contribution/participation by RoK.
Please feel free to comment on anything else that might be missing but worth mentioning. We’ll be following up with colleagues on the good donorship piece (SPC) and perspectives paper (IFAD and IADB) shortly!
We are pleased to share a collaborative working paper, "Multilateralism in a time of COVID-19: A ‘perspectives’ paper of the Global Partnership", and can be accessed at: https://www.effectivecooperation.org/content/multilaterilism-time-covid…
The paper highlights experiences from different types of development stakeholders on what they are learning from COVID-19, and how the UN system can help:
- Mr. Shreekrishna Nepal, Joint Secretary at the Finance Ministry in Nepal, talks about the importance of data-sharing to country ownership, and the role the UN can play in coordinating and convening data at country level.
- Ms. Carin Jämtin, Director General of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), describes how their effort to focus on results has been supported by flexible funding models, and how subsidiarity and flexibility can help UNCTs deliver.
- Ms. Beverly Longid, Co-chair at the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, makes the case for inclusive partnerships, and the role the UN can play in supporting these; a cause now more important than ever as the most vulnerable are hardest hit by the pandemic.
- Ms. Ulrika Modeer, Director of External Relations & Advocacy at UNDP highlights the role of mutual accountability, and how the ‘Funding Compact’ can play a central role in sustaining trust & partnerships through the current challenges.
The OECD Multilateral Development Finance 2020 report was launched this week!
Along with a wealth of data and analysis on finance (flows) to the multilateral system, it also includes reflections on issues of quality and effectiveness.
The report also has a dedicated section on the effectiveness of multilateral organisations based on analysis of GPEDC monitoring data from the 2018 round. Would encourage all working group members to share the report widely within their networks!
Access the report here: https://www.oecd.org/dac/multilateral-development-finance-2020-e61fdf00…