Overview of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation
During the Fourth High Level Forum (HLF4) in Busan, more than 150 countries and 45 international organisations agreed on the need to form an inclusive forum with a greater variety of stakeholders than ever before – in order to ensure that development co-operation has the maximum possible impact on development results: The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation.
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation is a new, inclusive forum bringing together a wide range of countries and organisations from around the world that are committed to ensuring that development co-operation is effective and supports the achievement of results.
This forum works to foster engagement, communication and knowledge sharing among the many varied development actors, it also works to maintain political support for the commitments reached in Busan. Ministers and high-level representatives meet every 18-24 months to review progress in implementation of Busan commitments and addressing key issues. To make it operative a steering committee has also been set up, to view a list of Steering Committee members and view recent meeting documentation click here.
To ensure accountability, the Busan commitments are monitored at both the national and international level. Results of this monitoring process will feed the discussions and help to make the right decisions in ensuring a more effective development co-operation.
The OECD's direct contribution for the Global Partnership is concentrated in two specific areas:
- Together with the UNDP, the OECD provides secretariat support for the steering committee and the ministerial-level meetings of the Global Partnership.
- Based on its previous experience in the three rounds of monitoring the Paris Declaration, the OECD secretariat co-ordinates the data analysis of the global monitoring of the Busan commitments.
Read more on the structure, mandate and working arrangements of the Global Partnership and on the monitoring process
OECD-DAC engagement with the Global Partnership
The OECD, as an organisation, along with the DAC members, which support the Busan partnership agreement, have joined the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation.
The OECD-DAC is the committee in which DAC countries, as members of the Global Partnership, can join efforts in order to meet commitments made in Busan. For example, the DAC :
- Elaborate annual reviews of progress in untying aid, to foster the Busan commitment on untying aid to the maximum extent possible.
- Through the Working Party on Statistics, collaborate with IATI to formalise working arrangements for effective implementation “of a common, open standard for electronic publication of timely, comprehensive and forward looking information on resources provided through development cooperation”.
- Contribute to the Busan commitment on improving medium-term predictability through reporting on a forward spending survey for the following years.
- Facilitate the elaboration of principles and guidelines to improve the coherence of policies on multilateral institutions, global fund and programmes.
In addition, many DAC members are playing a strong role in ensuring the achievement of the Busan commitments by supporting “Building Blocks”. These are voluntary initiatives launched at the HLF4 to showcase how Busan commitments could be implemented in practice. A full list of the Building Blocks and their supporters is available here.