Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation

04 Jun 2013

imageMinisters from Indonesia, Nigeria and the United Kingdom lead the Global Partnership


The Global Partnership helps nations, business and organizations work better together to end poverty.

It brings governments, private companies, civil society and others together to ensure funding, time and knowledge produce maximum impact for development.

The Global Partnership is led by three high profile co-chairs:

  • Armida Alisjahbana, Minister for National Development Planning, Indonesia;
  • Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom; and, 
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria.

The Global Partnership can help drive progress and support the implementation of the global development agenda that will follow the Millennium Development Goals target year of 2015.

It is a forum for advice, shared accountability and shared learning and experiences to support the implementation of principles that form the foundation of effective development co-operation:

  • ownership by developing countries;
  • a focus on results;
  • inclusive development partnerships; and,
  • transparency and accountability to one another.

The principles were endorsed at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Korea in 2011.

160 Governments and 45 organisations have endorsed the Busan agreement so far.

The Global Partnership works with partners to complement existing efforts that impact on effective development co-operation. These include the UN Development Co-operation Forum, the Development Working Group of the G20 and the UN-led process of creating a global development agenda for after 2015.

The Global Partnership builds on a range of international efforts, including those begun in the Monterrey Consensus of 2002, the Rome Declaration on Harmonisation (2003), the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005) and the Accra Agenda for Action in 2008.

A joint UNDP-OECD team supports the Global Partnership.

For more information visit the official website.


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