Effective development co-operation
At the core of UNDP’s efforts to support effective development co-operation are the internationally-agreed development effectiveness principles: country ownership over the development process; inclusive partnerships; a focus on results; and transparency and mutual accountability among partners.
Making the 2030 Agenda a reality requires mobilising a diverse range of public and private finance; leveraging the capacities, skills, technology, and knowledge of multi-stakeholder partnerships and exploring context-specific solutions to address increasingly complex development challenges. The scale of ambition has moved decisively from whole-of-government to whole-of-society.
UNDP supports countries by helping them to make the best use of all available resources to realize their own national development goals. For example, UNDP focuses on supporting countries’ policy and institutional mechanisms to enhance the synergy, complementarity and quality of development co-operation and partnerships. In particular, we provide catalytic support for strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships for development impact through Development Finance Assessments (DFAs); country-led monitoring on effectiveness of co-operation, and strengthening information management systems on development co-operation.
UNDP together with OECD supports the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) as the OECD/UNDP Joint Support Team. In partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UNDP, is the custodian agency for SDG 17 - Indicators on global partnerships and supports the country-led monitoring framework of the GPEDC, a tool to spark dialogue between stakeholders and foster accountability between development partners at global, regional and country levels.