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10 June 2014 - New goals for sustainable development are currently negotiated within the UN. When talking about the "what", we must not forget to think about the "how". Could the GPEDC play an important role in the implementation of the new agenda?
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
Building on a range of international efforts, the GPEDC was established at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in 2011 (Busan, Korea) to sustain political dialogue on issues related to the quality and effectiveness of development cooperation. The Busan Partnership agreement has been endorsed by a wide range of stakeholders. Switzerland has been actively engaged all along this process, amongst other things contributing to the High-Level Meeting held in Mexico in April 2014.
Development Cooperation Effectiveness in a Post-2015 Context
Development cooperation is in a fundamental transition phase. The post-2015 agenda is expected to change the understanding of development policy, covering equally environmental, economic and social issues, integrating new actors and mobilizing new means. In order to implement it on the ground, the UN members may have to consider mandating a platform to support their development cooperation efforts. The large scope of this broad reform will have to reflect the setup of development cooperation in order to stay relevant.
The big question is therefore the following: How can the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation fit with the vision of a New Global Partnership for Sustainable Development (to replace the MDG 8) for the implementation of the post-2015 framework?