We, the 400 civil society organisations from across the globe come together with one voice at the 2nd High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation. We join in taking stock of the implementation of development effectiveness principles and commitments. We share the aspiration to position the Global Partnership to effectively contribute to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. At the close of the first day, we collectively reflect on how far we have come and the challengesthat still face us.
On our Core Business: Effective Development Co-operation Commitments CSOs are concerned that the latest draft of the Nairobi Outcome Document fails to reaffirm the effective development co-operation commitments made since Paris. Further, it is unacceptable to define development co-operation simply as a catalyst for other forms of financing. This definition ignores the value of using public funds to intervene for the public good in an inclusive and accountable manner.
We call upon all parties to the GPEDC to focus on ways effective development co-operation can support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. We strongly recommend the universal application of effective development co-operation principles through an inclusive
monitoring framework with clear indicators that recognise the multidimensionality of development.