The Nairobi Outcome Document explicitly recognises the Global Partnership’s role as a platform for knowledge exchange and learning at country, regional and global levels as one of its key contributions to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), noting that, ‘new insights form political decisions and commitments, which drive renewed efforts to innovate and improve the quality of development co-operation’.
Scaling up innovative development solutions and sharing knowledge
In its role as a broker of knowledge across constituencies, regions and modalities of co-operation, and by acting as a platform for exchanging ideas and experiences as well as promoting innovation in development effectiveness in support of achieving the SDGs, the Global Partnership is uniquely positioned to act as one of the means of implementation for the 2030 Agenda.
Under strategic output three of its 2017-2018 work programme, sharing knowledge to scale up innovative development solutions, the Global Partnership will intensify efforts to bring together the learning, knowledge and innovation on development effectiveness (bottlenecks, successes, innovations) available across constituencies to help scale development solutions at a faster pace, building on progress demonstrated by various countries, development partners and non-state actors. It will do so by identifying key challenges and innovations at the country-level for all stakeholder groups, focusing on how to best deliver / make progress on the four, internationally-agreed development effectiveness principles. The Global Partnership will also strengthen its mutual learning loop to become a ‘go-to’ partnership for knowledge exchange, making fuller use of knowledge generated to promote mutual accountability and learning.
To this end, the work stream will operate across networks and constituencies to ensure that knowledge generation is demand-driven and reflects the multi-dimensional nature of development co-operation in light of the SDGs; distil results and lessons coming from implementation of commitments for effective development co-operation; engage stakeholders in real-time dialogue on the successes and bottlenecks in achieving more effective development co-operation; and improve tools that can facilitate knowledge exchange, ensuring they are fit for purpose across different stakeholder groups and support achievement of the SDGs at the country, regional and global levels.