Effective Development Cooperation
Core to our agenda is the advancement of the implementation of an effective development cooperation (EDC) framework, particularly in relation to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Commitments to align development cooperation to the four principles of EDC since the First High-Level Forum in Rome (HLF-1) to the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-2), the Accra Agenda for Action (HLF-3), and the Busan Partnership for Effective Development (HLF-4) have yet to be fulfilled by stakeholders. This principle are country ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnership transparency and accountability.
EDC is informed by the critical understanding of the development process, namely the examination of the content and purpose of aid and development policies as well as the political nature of the developing relationships. It shapes inclusive structures for accountability for donors and governments, promotes the alignment of donor country priorities with national development plans, and fully accessible aid data.