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.