The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation: New Frontiers

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) is an important platform for discussions on the effectiveness of contributions towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since its last High-level Meeting in Nairobi in December 2016, the GPEDC is re-positioning itself to more effectively contribute to implementation of the SDGs and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. The GPEDC principles of country ownership, focus on results, transparency, inclusive partnerships and mutual accountability guide the transition period.

At the Nairobi meeting in December 2016, Germany assumed the role of one of the three co-chairs of the Partnership and will therefore have a key stake in the debates about the future of development effectiveness in realizing the 2030 Agenda. 

Development effectiveness is a central research focus for the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). This page presents a selection of relevant studies, projects and events of the institute.

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[Translate to English:] Im Fokus

Cover: The current column

Crisis or progress? The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) after Nairobi
Klingebiel, Stephan / Xiaoyun Li (2016)
The Current Column of 6 December 2016


Development Effectiveness: restoring the sense of urgency
Janus, Heiner / Niels Keijzer (2016)
The Current Column, 28 November 2016

In the media

Revitalising the Development Effectiveness Agenda: Seeking Creativity and Controversy
Janus, Heiner / Niels Keijzer (2016), 25 November 2016


No elephants in the room?
Klingebiel, Stephan / Li Xiaoyun (2016)
The Current Column of 14 June 2016