Making development co-operation more effective – UNDP (2019)


The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation's principles (country ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and mutual accountability) have guided development partners and helped them to strengthen and improve the way they cooperate and ensure that citizens are invested in the process. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have worked together to monitor progress in using these principles. In 2018, data was collected by 86 partner countries and territories, in collaboration with more than 100 development partners, to serve as the basis for this work and provide evidence. This report presents the findings of the 2018 Monitoring Round of the Global Partnership. It assesses how effectively governments have established a conducive environment to lead national development efforts, enabling the full participation of the whole of society; and how development partners deliver their support in a way that is focused on country-owned development priorities and that draws on existing country systems and capacities. The Global Partnership’s global monitoring exercise reports on progress through ten indicators that capture the essence of the four internationally agreed principles for effective development co-operation and capture the quality of partnering that takes place to deliver development results.