The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation was established in 2011 to boost the international community’s efforts towards development. This unique and inclusive forum brings together a wide range of countries and organisations. It fosters engagement, knowledge-sharing and joint action among development actors to increase the effectiveness of development co-operation. It also works to maintain high-level political support for the internationally agreed commitments for more effective development.
The OECD-UNDP’s joint support to the Global Partnership
The Busan Partnership agreement invited the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to work together to provide support for the effective functioning of the Global Partnership. The UNDP-OECD joint support team includes dedicated staff across the two organisations, providing secretariat support for the steering committee and the ministerial-level meetings of the Global Partnership.
The Global Partnership Monitoring Framework
The global monitoring framework supports international accountability for the implementation of agreed Busan commitments. The 2016 Progress Report, jointly published by the OECD and UNDP, draws on the results of the 2016 monitoring round, an exercise led by 81 low and middle-income countries, with the participation of 125 development agencies, hundreds of civil society organisations, businesses and trade unions. It offers a snapshot of progress by aligning development efforts with the four principles for more effective development co-operation (country ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and accountability).
A collaborative OECD approach to supporting the Global Partnership
The OECD’s commitment to better policies for better lives is founded on the belief that evidence and data, state-of-the-art analysis and open policy dialogue are vital for accountability and to inform decision making. These are therefore at the heart of its contribution to UN-led processes for follow-up and review on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and financing for development.
In the run-up to the 2nd High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership (Nairobi, 28 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2016), the OECD mobilised a wide range of expertise, beyond Official Development Assistance management, to help advance the various strands of the Global Partnership’s agenda. This included new analysis of the causes and implications of fragility, finding solutions and promoting peer learning to make institutions more effective, enhancing developing countries' ability to bolster domestic revenue collection through strengthening of tax audit capacities and improving the contribution of philanthropy to effective development co-operation.