The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) was established at the 2011 Busan High Level Forum (HLF4) to provide developing countries with practical support and guidance by sharing knowledge to boost development impacts. The GPEDC adheres to universally agreed effectiveness principles, which are: country ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships and transparency and mutual accountability. Read more about the GPEDC here.
During the HLF4, a series of voluntary groups called ‘Building Blocks’ (BB) were created consisting of representatives from partner countries, development partners, private sector organisations and civil society. The mandate for these groups was to promote further progress on pressing development issues. The core role of the Results and Mutual Accountability Building Block (BB R&MA) is defined by two mutually supportive pillars:
- A Developing Country-led results framework, drawn from the national development plan, which sets out a limited number of sustainable development outcomes to be achieved;
- A Development Cooperation Provider performance framework drawn from a local aid policy (or similar) which sets out locally adapted aid and development effectiveness priorities and targets for each development cooperation provider.
The BB R&MA organised a series of workshops and conducted a survey among its membership. The results of these activities were presented at the first High Level Meeting (HLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) in Mexico (2014). The BB R&MA discussions are based on country level experiences. Regional platforms in Africa, Asia and Latin America are coordinating these experiences aiming GPEDC’s indicator 1 (use of country results frameworks) and indicator 7 (mutual accountability).
In 2015, the Building Blocks and other voluntary initiatives were renamed Global Partnership Initiatives (GPIs). As a result, the BB R&MA became the Global Partnership Initiative on Results & Mutual Accountability (GPI R&MA). The GPI R&MA includes around 150 members and is one of about 30 active GPIs.
From 2013-2017 the GPI was co-chaired by Bangladesh and Switzerland. In 2017 Madagascar took over the co-chair position from Bangladesh. The GPI R&MA) appreciates the efforts that Bangladesh has put into the substance and organisation of all activities; as the current GPEDC co-chair they will continue to be involved in the work of the GPI on results and accountability.
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