The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (the Global Partnership) is the primary multi-stakeholder vehicle for driving development effectiveness, to “maximize the effectiveness of all forms of co-operation for development for the shared benefits of people, planet, prosperity and peace.” It brings together governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector and representatives from parliaments and trade unions among others, who are committed to strengthening the effectiveness of their partnerships for development.
In a new era of intertwined development challenges, it is more important than ever to work together in effective partnerships for sustainable development. In a context of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, a deepening climate emergency, geopolitical tensions and socioeconomic shocks, we need to work better together, reaffirming the vision of co-operation modalities such as South-South, North-South and Triangular co-operation, to support knowledge sharing and developing innovative solutions based on common objectives.
South-South co-operation has a long and successful history, born out of shared experiences and sympathies and based on common objectives and solidarity. In the past few decades, South-South cooperation has expanded its scope, facilitated regional, subregional and interregional integration, provided innovative approaches for collective actions and strengthened its contribution to sustainable development. At the same time, triangular co-operation has demonstrated itself as a flexible and impactful tool for today’s main challenges, helping with COVID-19 recovery, supporting countries to tackle climate change and scaling up innovations to provide global public goods. Triangular co-operation fosters strategic and inclusive partnerships, leveraging additional resources, supporting local ownership and delivering high-impact results.
Two plenary sessions: Creating Opportunities to Deliver Effective South-South and Triangular Cooperation at Country Level and Enhancing the Effectiveness of South-South and Triangular Cooperation – Evidence and Country Examples, which will be moderated by ILO (Rie Vejs-Kjeldgaard and Anita Amorim) aim to convene a high-level and multi-stakeholder dialogue about how South-South and Triangular Co-operation, with their rich history of joint, demand-driven, and context-aware development solutions, can support strategies to address today’s global development in sync with the effectiveness principles. The Programme and Sessions are available through the links.