The 2nd High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (HLM2) was an important moment to ensure that Aid and Development Effectiveness commitments are upheld and all stakeholders commit to being accountable. For CSOs it was important to have an honest conversation around how all stakeholders have delivered on their commitments to make development cooperation effective in reducing poverty and inequality despite the challenging landscape.
The moment was crucial as all development partners were expected to maximise commitments to contribute in delivering the ambitious 2030 Agenda. GPEDC, as a multi-stakeholder platform, should demonstrate good practice in delivering on commitments and producing results. The Busan Principles of democratic ownership, focus on results, inclusive development partnerships, and transparency and accountability should be the impetus for behavior change.
In the HLM2, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) championed the universal application of effective development cooperation principles. Our call was for all parties committed to the Effective Development Co-operation principles to be accountable; to continue to work with civil society as equal partners and to commit to people and planet over profit.