DIE Side Events at the second high-level meeting (HLM2) of the global partnership for effective development co-operation
GPEDC Side Events
Nairobi, 28.11.2016 bis 01.12.2016
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
29 November 2016, 09:00 -13:00, Hilton Hotel Nairobi
Workshop: Efforts and Accountability for Development Cooperation under the 2030 Agenda: Moving towards Convergence?
Organisers: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Managing Global Governance (MGG)
The 2030 Agenda is meant to stipulate and direct global efforts towards sustainable development. The implementation of the 2030 Agenda and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires action by a multitude of actors in various policy fields and sectors to achieve common and interconnected global goals.
The workshop brought together stakeholders from academia, including from the MGG Academy Alumni, think tanks as well as selected practitioners to present their latest research and experiences with a view to explore room for convergence and commonalities around two panels, aiming to make a contribution on discussions on effort and accountability mechanisms for development cooperation in the context of the 2030 Agenda by exploring the potential for convergence of development cooperation stakeholders.
30 November 2016, 13:30-14:30, Flamingo Room, Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC)
Converging or Distinctive Features? Key Learning from South-South Cooperation Case Studies and Conceptual Trends
Organisers: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Oxfam South Africa, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) China
The adoption of the 2030 Agenda revealed that an international agreement on common objectives and goals is possible. Convergence of development cooperation approaches between Southern and Northern providers can play an effective role in achieving common objectives such as the SDGs. The shift in global powers, especially by the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), has on the one hand invoked a new narrative on development cooperation and led to a growing interest in understanding the nature of South-South Cooperation (SSC), and on the other hand provided an opportunity to delineate a new framework for the global development cooperation architecture for achieving the SDGs. Yet, cooperation efforts between and within provider groups vary with regard to principles, criteria and forms of international development cooperation.
Under the title “Converging or Distinctive Features? Key Learning from South-South Cooperation Case Studies and Conceptual Trends”, panelists and attendees discussed and shared conclusions emerging from empirical studies and evidence from the ground on contributions of Southern development partners making to the SDGs using the NeST Conceptual Framework on South-South Cooperation. Additionally, a significant contribution was made on evidence-based research on development cooperation modalities and management systems of selected DAC and non-DAC countries; and on the convergence of development cooperation efforts of emerging and traditional development partners.
30 November 2016, 14:30-15:30, Flamingo Room, Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC)
Accountability for Effective Development Cooperation for the 2030 Agenda:How to move forward?
Organisers:German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Xiamen University China
The implementation of the 2030 Agenda requires action by a multitude of actors in various fields to achieve common goals. Development cooperation as one key policy field makes an important contribution to achieving the 2030 Agenda including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the overall accountability for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda is still evolving.
Under the question “Accountability for Effective Development Cooperation for the 2030 Agenda: How to move forward?” and moderated by Stephan Klingebiel (DIE), panelists and attendees discussed priorities to strengthen the accountability framework for implementing the 2030 Agenda by contributing to the ongoing debate about the role, contribution and linkage between development cooperation and the 2030 Agenda.
Specifically, the panelists and attendees aimed to discuss and identify ways to improve linkages and coherence between accountability mechanisms for development cooperation and the mechanisms for global accountability of the 2030 Agenda established under the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF).
Guiding questions in this side event were: What are the options for making the monitoring and review framework of the 2030 Agenda more effective and accountable? How does development cooperation contribute to the Agenda’s implementation, and how is accountability for that contribution ensured? What lessons can be drawn from the field of development cooperation for improving accountability for the 2030 Agenda? How can accountability for the SDGs be ensured in the context of a multi-stakeholder partnership?
28.11.2016 bis 01.12.2016
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