Global Effectiveness Community

The Global Effectiveness Community

A number of Global Partnership alliances, that consist of diverse stakeholders, focus on advancing targeted aspects of the effectiveness principles, and engage and contribute to the implementation of the Global Partnership’s 2020-2022 Work Programme.

Global Partnership Initiatives (GPIs) have travelled with the Global Partnership since the beginning of its journey as a means to advance implementation of the effectiveness principles and commitments at global and country level.

Over the course of the Global Partnership’s history over 30 initiatives in total have contributed to its work. Many of those initiatives have delivered specific results to advance the Global Partnership’s work, thereby completing their objectives and/or evolving towards subsequent objectives and work programmes.

Five GPIs are currently contributing to the implementation of the Global Partnership’s 2020-2022 Work Programme. The Global Partnership welcomes other alliances that wish to become part of the Global Effectiveness Community and invites interested partners to consult the guidance note here.


Explore which GPIs are contributing to the 2020-2022 Work Programme

1. Advancing CSO Enabling Environment & CSO Development Effectiveness

Action Area 1.1, 2.4, Strategic Priority 3  

Task Team on Civil Society Organization (CSO) Development Effectiveness and Enabling Environment

This initiative aims to enhance the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in development by promoting CSO enabling environment and CSO development effectiveness and raising awareness about the international commitments that speak to this. It supports the GPEDC monitoring of these CSO related commitments through Indicator 2. It builds capacity by providing Guidance on how to implement the international commitments and promotes partnerships by organizing multi-stakeholder dialogue at both international and country level.

Vanessa de Oliveira

Hans de Voogd

2. Promoting Effective Triangular Co-operation

Action Area 2.2

African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), Canada, Chile, Ibero-American Program for the Strengthening of South-South Co-operation (PIFCSS), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Japan, Mexico, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)

Platform to advocate for and promote effective triangular cooperation in support of the 2030 Agenda. These objectives are advanced by members through the Initiative’s (1) Advocacy Workstream, which has elaborated a set of Voluntary Guidelines for Effective Triangular Co-operation and a contemporary understanding; (2) Analytical Workstream, which has collected and analysed more than 100 case studies from GPI members and produced reports on these and other findings; and, (3) Operational Workstream, which is creating spaces to share lessons learned on implementing effective triangular co-operation in a consistent and consolidated manner.

3. The Role of Local and Regional Governments in Effective Development

Action Area 2.6

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), UCLG-Africa, CEMR- PLATFORMA

(European voice of local and regional authorities for development), Commonwealth Local Government Forum, International Association of Francophone Mayors, European Commission

This initiative aims to strengthen the active involvement of local and regional governments through the pivotal role of national associations in the definition, implementation and delivery of the SDGs at national and local levels by promoting a multi-stakeholder and multilevel approach to nurture a territorial approach to local development as a way to contribute to the Global Partnership and to the effective development agenda (contributing to SDG 16 and SDG 17, among other SDGs).    

UCLG Secretariat

Jean-Baptiste Buffet

4. Social Dialogue in Development

Action Area 1.1, 2.1, 2.4

Trade Union Development Cooperation Network

This GPI is aimed at putting forward the benefits and use of social dialogue as an instrument to contribute to the SDGs through the development effectiveness principles. This GPI will undertake specific research and produce reports with examples of how social dialogue has contributed to greater effectiveness. These could be used to derive key elements for shaping effective multi-stakeholder policy dialogues and to show how the Kampala Principles could be translated to action.

Diego Lopez-Gonzalez

5. Results and Mutual Accountability

Action Area 1.1, 1.2 (TBD)

Switzerland, Madagascar, NEPAD

An initiative to support knowledge sharing on Country Results Frameworks and mutual accountability at regional and country-level. For the upcoming years integration of the Agenda 2030 and making the concept of mutual accountability more practical and operational will be on their agenda.           

Andrea Ries (Switzerland)

Zefania Romalahy (Madagascar)

Bob Kalanzi (NEPAD)