Development Co-operation Directorate


Making Development Co-operation More Effective

2019 Progress Report

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.

Published on November 01, 2019Also available in: Spanish, French


Reader’s guide
Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Overview of the 2018 Global Partnership Monitoring Round
Indicators’ coverage
2018 Monitoring Round
How partner countries are promoting effective partnerships3 chapters available
Partner country government leadership has advanced national development aspirations
Partner country governments can enable more meaningful engagement to maximise a whole-of-society approach
Mutual accountability mechanisms are adapting to an evolving development landscape
How development partners are promoting effective, country-led partnerships3 chapters available
Walking the talk: Development partners are not fully facilitating country leadership over development efforts
Development partners are taking steps to reinforce a whole-of-society approach to development
Development partners are strengthening transparency of development co-operation information as an important step to enhance accountability
Reflections of Global Partnership stakeholders1 chapter available
Looking forward: Initial reflections of Global Partnership stakeholders
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