Background

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:

  1.  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; 
  2. 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.

Current co-chairs:

Mr. Isaora Zefania Romalahy

Head/Aid Coordination Permanent Secretariat, Office of the Prime Minister,Madagascar(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mrs. Suzanne Mueller

Focal Point Development Effectiveness, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Regional coordinators:

Latin America and Caribbean:

Lidia Fromm Cea

Director Executive, Proyecto Mesoamérica, San Salvador (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Africa
Florence Nazare, Head of Capacity Development, NEPAD Agency, South Africa, Johannesburg (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Asia-Pacific:
Tom Beloe (AP-DEF Bangkok, Thailand (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)