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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This is the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation 2019 Progress Report. Parts I and II of this report were released in advance of the Senior-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership, which took place on 13‑14 July 2019, on the margins of the 2019 United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Parts I and II present results that have emerged from analysis of data collated for the 2018 Global Partnership Monitoring Round. Global Partnership progress reports enable policy makers to understand trends related to mainstreaming effective development co-operation principles into development co-operation practices at country level, and gain an outlook on key issues for the effectiveness agenda that require action over the coming years.

English Also available in: Spanish, French

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