Effective development cooperation

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UNDP’s work on effective development co-operation supports countries in making the best use of development co-operation and partnerships to realise national development goals. In the midst of a dynamic international development landscape characterised by increasingly multi-directional development flows and a larger number of development partners, UNDP supports countries to better utilise and manage development co-operation, financing instruments and innovative partnerships to create more development impact.

Concretely, UNDP supports capacity strengthening at the country level and contributes to evidence-based global and regional policy dialogue. Leveraging UNDP’s extensive knowledge of country typologies in different stages of development, UNDP facilitates mutual learning through improved knowledge sharing, peer exchange and South-South Co-operation. UNDP also expands the knowledge base on development co-operation through the scanning of results and lessons learned at the country and regional levels channeling practice, evidence and innovation into global policy dialogue.

In addition, since 2013, UNDP, working together with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation in Development, supports the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, a voluntary, multi-stakeholder platform dedicated to strengthening the effectiveness of development co-operation. UNDP also advocates for transparency and accountability in international development through its role as coordinator of the International Aid Transparency Initiative Secretariat, which seeks to improve the visibility of aid, development and humanitarian resources in order to increase their effectiveness in tackling poverty.