An OECD report offers a snapshot of progress on internationally agreed principles aimed at making development cooperation more effective and enhancing its contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The report is intended to guide discussions at the upcoming Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC).
3 November 2016: A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) highlights the need for enhanced focus on development results, country ownership of the development process, inclusive development partnerships, transparency and mutual accountability. The report draws on the results of a global monitoring exercise carried out under the auspices of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC). It is intended to guide discussions at the upcoming Second High-Level Meeting of the GPEDC.
Titled ‘Making Development Co-operation More Effective: 2016 Progress Report,’ the publication offers a snapshot of progress on internationally agreed principles aimed at making development cooperation more effective. It is intended to inform policy dialogue and generate collective action to strengthen the contribution of development cooperation to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The authors analyzed data from the monitoring exercise, which had been provided by 81 countries, more than 125 bilateral and multilateral development partners, and hundreds of CSOs, private sector representatives and other relevant development stakeholders in the participating countries. The monitoring exercise looked at how effectively governments created conducive environments to maximize the impact of development cooperation and to enable contributions from non-governmental actors. It also examined how effectively development partners deliver their support.
The findings of the report include: 99% of countries have development strategies at the national and sector levels; 74% of countries have set out their priorities, targets, and indicators in a single strategic planning document; 85% of development partners’ new programmes and projects are aligned to country-led results frameworks; in 70% of countries, governments and private sector representatives express equally strong interest in strengthening dialogue; and almost 90% of governments consult CSOs on national development policies.
The 2016 report is the second edition since the 2011 establishment of the GPEDC in Busan, South Korea, at the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. The GPEDC brings together governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, civil society and representatives from parliaments and the private sector, committed to strengthening the effectiveness of their development co-operation.
The GPEDC’s second high-level meeting will convene from 28 November-1 December 2016, in Nairobi, Kenya. [Publication: Making Development Co-operation More Effective: 2016 Progress Report] [GPEDC Website]