Making Development Co-operation More Effective

2019 Progress Report

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Helping countries to improve the lives of their citizens requires effective international development co-operation. The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation’s principles (country ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and mutual accountability) have been guiding relationships between development partners for close to a decade, helping them to strengthen and improve the way they co-operate and ensuring that all citizens are invested in the process.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) work together to monitor progress in using these principles. In 2018, data was collected by 86 partner countries and territories, in collaboration with more than 100 development partners, to serve as the basis for this work and provide evidence. By highlighting where progress has been made and where challenges remain, the work helps governments and their partners strengthen collective action towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Executive summary

Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires urgent action on effective partnerships, as called for in SDG 17. The ambition of the 2030 Agenda calls for a whole-of-society approach building on the collective actions of stakeholders to deliver sustainable solutions for people and the planet while leaving no one behind. The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation spurs action for more effective partnerships to deliver long-lasting development results. Established by the Busan Partnership agreement (2011), the Global Partnership advances the effectiveness of development efforts by all actors as reaffirmed at its 2nd High-Level Meeting in Nairobi (2016).

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