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A paradigm shift in development partnerships is critical to meeting the magnitude and complexity of development challenges. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a compelling vision of what is to be achieved, and the Financing for Development process an understanding of what this needs to succeed. Complementing these by addressing how we partner and work together, based on the internationally agreed upon effectiveness principles – ownership by partner countries, a focus on results, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and mutual accountability – will be essential to getting the 2030 Agenda back on track, and to ensuring that no one is left behind.

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation drives more effective development efforts. Its flagship instrument is its biennial monitoring exercise, which tracks progress towards the effectiveness principles, acting as a tool for mutual accountability and learning among partner country governments and their development partners. The exercise also provides important data and evidence to inform the SDG and Financing for Development follow-up and review processes.

As the Co-Chairs of the Global Partnership, we would like to express our sincere thanks to all those that contributed to a successful 2018 Monitoring Round. We would like to first recognise the 86 partner country governments that led the country-level exercise. We would also like to recognise the 100+ development partners, as well as the hundreds of representatives of civil society, businesses, trade unions, foundations, parliaments and local governments who engaged in the monitoring process. This is the clearest demonstration that effectiveness matters – to all of us. We express our appreciation to the OECD-UNDP Joint Support Team for facilitating the monitoring exercise and preparing this report. Finally, we would like to give thanks to the Global Partnership’s outgoing Co-Chairs, Germany and Uganda, for their commitment and support throughout the monitoring process.

Our efforts must be sustained. This report represents a starting point for dialogue and action. We must now come together to ensure the data and evidence presented here are used to strengthen the quality of co-operation, maximising the impact of joint action towards implementation of the SDGs and ensuring that every dollar reaches its full potential towards ending all forms of poverty and reducing inequality. The global partnership monitoring is a country led process. In light of the evolving co-operation landscape, we will continue to adapt the monitoring process, in order to respond to context-specific needs, improve alignment to the SDG follow-up, and review process. Through these efforts, the Global Partnership will contribute to the more inclusive multilateralism, and more effective partnering, necessary to realise the “decade of delivery”.


Monowar Ahmed

Permanent Secretary

Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance



Thomas Gass

Ambassador, Assistant Director General

Head of South Cooperation Department

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC


Daniel Epembe Mosango


Ministry of Planning

Democratic Republic of the Congo


Vitalice Meja

Executive Director

Reality of Aid Africa

Non-executive Co-Chair

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