From Busan to Mexico City: How effective is development cooperation?

The first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation will be held in Mexico City on 15 and 16 April 2014. The meeting will provide an opportunity to review progress and identify further opportunities for improving development co-operation. It also aims to provide a contribution to the emerging post-2015 agenda.

The Global Partnership brings together governments, private companies, civil society and others to end poverty. It is a forum to support the implementation of principles that form the foundation of effective development co-operation: ownership by developing countries, a focus on results, inclusive development partnerships as well as transparency and accountability to one another. The principles were endorsed at the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Korea in 2011, building on the aid effectiveness agenda (Paris Declaration, Accra Agenda for Action). To date 160 Governments and 52 organisations have endorsed the Busan agreement.

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is working on topics in aid and development effectiveness. This special features relevant publications, events and background information.