Effective development co-operation

The Global Partnership Mandate


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Realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires the mobilisation and effective use of all types of development resources. The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) provides a unique platform to advance the effectiveness of development efforts to deliver results that are long-lasting and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, ensuring no one is left behind.


The Global Partnership brings together development actors from governments, multilateral/bilateral institutions; civil society; academia; parliaments; local governments; regional organisations; trade unions; the business sector; and philanthropy, all committed to strengthening the effectiveness of development co-operation. They work in synergy to strengthen the effectiveness of development co-operation by putting into practice four principles. 
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is a key stakeholder in the Global Partnership, supporting its work and propelling the OECD’s commitment to better policies for better lives through more effective development co-operation.

Governance of the Global Partnership

The Global Partnership is led by four Co-chairs and a Steering Committee. Global Partnership Co-Chairs are mandated to represent the Global Partnership externally and guide the Partnership’s work. The Steering Committee is the main decision making body of the Global Partnership, representing all relevant actors with a stake in development wishing to engage in the work of the Global Partnership – governments, multilateral and bilateral institutions, civil society, academia, parliaments, local governments, regional platforms and organisations, trade unions, the business sector, and philanthropy. The Global Partnership is supported by a Joint Support Team (JST) sourced by the OECD and UNDP. Both organisations draw on their existing structures, respective mandates and areas of comparative advantage to work together in an efficient and complementary manner.

Origins of the Global Partnership

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation was endorsed in 2011 at the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan by 161 countries and heads of multilateral and bilateral institutions, and representatives of public, civil society, private, parliamentary, local and regional stakeholders. They committed to work in synergy and strengthen the effectiveness of development co-operation by putting into practice agreed effectiveness principles.



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