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Global Project for Managing Development Cooperation Effectively - Annual Status Report 2019

Jun 11, 2020

The scale of ambition called for in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires urgent additional actions - not only mobilizing a diverse range of public and private resources but also a stronger focus on the quality of cooperation and partnerships. UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 also recognizes an increasingly interconnected world that requires managing the interdependence of policy choices relating to development cooperation allocation and use of financing instruments and partnership modalities. It underscores the importance of better collaboration across public, private, international and national sectors to deliver impact at scale and utilize limited resources efficiently. In light of this, the internationally-agreed principles of effective development cooperation are guiding the efforts to advance effectiveness of development efforts by all partners focusing on country ownership and results, as well as inclusive partnerships, transparency and mutual accountability to the achievement of long-lasting development results.

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (the Global Partnership) is the primary multi-stakeholder vehicle for driving development effectiveness efforts. UNDP supports the Global Partnership together with OECD and draws on UN and UNDP's existing mandate to build, develop and strengthen national capacities for mobilizing and effective utilization of international development cooperation, financing, innovation and knowledge-sharing.

UNDP's support to the Global Partnership is provided and managed through the Global Project on Managing Development Cooperation Effectively. In 2019, the Global Project contributed substantively to effectiveness results and Global Partnership's accomplishments. Some of the key results and achievements presented in 2019 report are:

  • Launch of a flagship 2019 Progress Report "Making Development Cooperation More Effective" showcasing progress made towards implementation of the effectiveness principles and production of 86 Monitoring Profiles;
  • Launch of the Compendium of Good Practices outlining common effectiveness challenges and proposed solutions based on practical experience in ensuring effective management of all development resources;
  • Launch of the Kampala Principles on Effective Private Sector Engagement in Development Cooperation,  which provide guidance on the effective use of international public resources in multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector;
  • Launch of Global Partnership's Knowledge Sharing Platform to promote vibrant and dynamic knowledge-sharing on best practices for increasing the effectiveness of development cooperation;
  • Holding of the Senior-Level Meeting which highlighted the importance and contribution of effectiveness by showcasing tools – from and for the country level – for making development cooperation more effective.

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