2nd High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership

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30 November 2016 to 01 December 2016
Nairobi, Kenya
Contact information: 

Mr John Egan, Tel: + 33 1 85 55 64 26, email: john.egan@oecd.org

Ms. Yuko Suzuki Naab, Tel: + 1 212 906 6509, email: yuko.suzuki@undp.org

Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation


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The Second High Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) is scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya, at the end of November 2016 (actual dates to be confirmed).

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) is an ambitious, transformative development agenda, ensuring better prospects for people and the planet. Implementing such an ambitious agenda will require mobilisation and effective utilisation of a wide range of development resources beyond international public finance. Making development cooperation and partnerships more effective will be crucial in this context to achieving sustainable development results.

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) in laying out the steps the international community committed to finance this new, global sustainable agenda, acknowledged the importance of effective development co-operation.

The GPEDC has an important role to play in supporting implementation of the SDGs given its inclusive, multi-stakeholder characteristics, its focus on behaviour changes guided by the principles of effective development co-operation, and its country-focused approach for promoting inclusive dialogue, actions and accountability for change.

HLM2 presents an opportunity to demonstrate the GPEDC’s relevance as an indispensable platform to support effective implementation of the SDGs, based on its impacts at the global, regional and country levels. It will do this through taking stock of implementation of development effectiveness principles and discussing how to accelerate progress in the context of the SDGs, providing a mutual learning platform on development effectiveness, and identifying and scaling up initiatives and innovative approaches to development.

HLM2 will comprise two days of preparatory sessions and two days of the High Level segment. The preparatory sessions will include a stock-taking on the 2nd GPEDC monitoring round and opportunities for a range of stakeholders to meet in advance of the High Level segment. The findings and recommendations of the preparatory sessions will feed in to the Plenary sessions during the High Level segment.

The High Level segment will include: six plenary sessions; up to twelve amphitheatre sessions at which specific sticky issues and challenges will be debated; and a broad range of side events showcasing successful development co-operation initiatives. The amphitheatre sessions and side events could be scheduled in such a way as to allow their findings and recommendations to feed into Plenary sessions where appropriate.

Plenary Session One deals with the unfinished business of effective development cooperation. Session Two will look at the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships in implementing the SDGs and the AAAA. Session Three is focused on learning from the experience of South-South Co-operation. Session Four will highlight how application of development effectiveness principles can contribute positively to the economic empowerment of women and youth. Session Five will look at the important contribution effective development co-operation can make in addressing the needs of the most vulnerable countries and populations. Finally, Session Six will emphasise the importance of inclusive, multi-stakeholder partnerships underpinned by development effectiveness principles. It will showcase those which are making a real difference on the ground and innovative approaches being taken to some of the most difficult challenges facing development financing and development co-operation.

NB: All sessions should draw on lessons learnt, address new challenges, identify opportunities and propose actionable recommendations