In the run up to the second High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Development Effectiveness (GPEDC) at the end of 2016, it is timely to carry out an assessment of the level of support and recognition that the effectiveness agenda still generates at different levels. Understanding the traction that the effectiveness agenda has among International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) may be instrumental in mobilizing renewed interest in the light of the challenges stemming from the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
This study takes place within the activity framework of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) INGO constituency group and is part of a broader global reflection by CPDE on CSO effectiveness. The study aims to provide a snapshot of whether INGOs still find the development effectiveness agenda relevant; how INGOs are implement effectiveness principles in practice and what INGOs think about the role and future mandate of the Global Partnership for Development Effectiveness (GPEDC) as well as the relevancy and representativeness of the CPDE. The study does not attempt to provide a comprehensive assessment of INGO implementation of the development effectiveness principles, which would require an independent external evaluation outside the scope of the Terms of Reference. Instead it forms part of a self-assessment exercise and is based on a survey and interviews with experts working in nine International NGOs.