The GPEDC’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development


Exploring the relevance of development effectiveness to the 2030 Agenda

In November 2015 we developed three reports for the 2nd Busan Global Partnership Forum in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea.

The Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, which led to the creation of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), was a visionary agreement that represented a paradigm shift in how to ‘do’ development, moving from a North–South, donor–recipient model to one that embraced partnership, and from aid effectiveness to development effectiveness.

This report explores the GPEDC’s potential role in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, outlining some preliminary conclusions and ideas for further consideration by stakeholders. The paper confirms that the GPEDC’s vision is central to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, which could provide a basis for the GPEDC to make a unique contribution to the 2030 Agenda.

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Download the Executive Summary

Access the other two reports here:

The role of the private sector in development effectiveness: Common components for success in future partnerships

Progress in delivering the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation in states of fragility