Nairobi Outcome Document

Nikola Benin


Second High-Level MeeAng of the Global Partnership for EffecAve Development CooperaAon

Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 Second High-Level MeeAng of the Global Partnership for EffecAve Development CooperaAon Nairobi Outcome Document Towards an Inclusive and Accelerated Implementa9on of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Effec9ve Development Coopera9on 1 December 2016 SUMMARY We, the parAcipants of the second High-Level MeeAng of the Global Partnership for EffecAve Development CooperaAon, will accelerate effecAve collaboraAve acAon for the realizaAon of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We strongly believe that development is not only the result of more efforts but also of be+er forms of cooperaAon, including respect for and use of country results frameworks. We also believe that the Monitoring Framework helps target aid where it is needed most, in order to Leave No One Behind and reaching those furthest behind first. We seek to maximize the impact of Official Development Assistance (ODA) investments by maximizing its leverage to achieve the goals of Leaving No One Behind, green investments and increased partnerships and resources. We also firmly believe that our system helps to de-risk ODA investments. To deliver on this promise we will take urgent acAon in line with our four principles – country ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships and transparency and accountability. We will offer a voice to all actors involved and enable be+er alliances for people, planet and prosperity, by commi]ng ourselves to act on the following core responsibiliAes: • Broaden our partnership to include all stakeholders; • Focus on inclusive and effecAve country-level partnerships; • Strengthen our monitoring to hold each other to account and generate useful, pracAcal informaAon for all development actors; • Break the silos in spirit of the ambiAous and interlinked SDGs: bring together development, climate and humanitarian efforts; • Put demand-driven knowledge sharing and mutual learning at the heart of our work; • Promote effecAve South-South cooperaAon and Triangular CooperaAon; • Drive and disseminate innovaAon. 1 Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 PREAMBLE 1. We, Heads of State and Government; ministers and high representaAves of developing and developed countries; as well as heads of mulAlateral and bilateral development agencies, financial and regional development insAtuAons; parliamentarians; regional and local governments; the business sector; civil society; trade unions and philanthropic organizaAons – met in Nairobi, Kenya, to take stock of the implementaAon of development effecAveness principles and commitments, and to shape how exisAng and new development actors can partner and work effecAvely to help accelerate realizaAon of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 2. This Nairobi High Level MeeAng builds on the Rome DeclaraAon on HarmonisaAon (2003), the Paris DeclaraAon on Aid EffecAveness (2005), the Accra Agenda for AcAon (2008), the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid EffecAveness in Busan (2011), where the Global Partnership for EffecAve Development Co-operaAon was born ( “The Global Partnership”); the Communiqué of the First High-Level MeeAng of the Global Partnership in Mexico City (2014). 3. We met in a spirit of inclusion and solidarity, and held fruiiul discussions on the progress and challenges for effecAve development; the Global Partnership’s contribuAon to realizing the 2030 Agenda; South-South and Triangular CooperaAon; the business sector’s contribuAons to sustainable development; economic empowerment of women and youth; Leaving No One Behind and unleashing the power of partnership, among other events. 4. We recognize the progress made in the implementaAon of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) over the last 15 years, such as in reducing the levels of poverty, fighAng disease and hunger, and promoAng gender equality. We also note that progress has been slow and uneven, with poverty and inequality levels remaining high, especially in Africa; least developed countries; landlocked developing countries; small-island developing states and middle-income countries. Exposure to risks and the inability to cope with adverse effects of global economic and social shocks, the youth bulge, unemployment and underemployment, climate change, migraAon challenges, nonresilient livelihoods, insecurity and the threat of terrorism are global realiAes that must be addressed to realize the 2030 Agenda.i 5. This was the Global Partnership’s first High Level MeeAng governments of the world – with the strong support of all development actors – adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; the outcomes of the United NaAons Conference on Disaster Risk ReducAon; the Third InternaAonal Conference on Financing for Development; the Twenty-First Conference of ParAes (COP 21) of the United NaAons Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 Framework ConvenAon on Climate Change; and the World Humanitarian Summit (2016). These present unprecedented opportuniAes for achieving effecAve development cooperaAon and eradicaAng poverty in all its forms and dimensions. 6. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a hugely ambiAous, transformaAve, and universal plan of acAon for eradicaAng poverty and hunger everywhere and for achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We note that the 2030 Agenda calls for all countries and all stakeholders to act in collaboraAve partnership to implement this plan of acAon. Here in Nairobi, we, representaAves of all development stakeholders, pledge to do just that. 7. We are inspired by the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals for their human-rights-based, universal and transformaAve approach to development. We recognize that they provide us with an overarching framework to renew our commitment to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions and fast-track inclusive and sustainable development, including urgent acAon on climate change.ii 8. We recognize the Addis Ababa AcAon Agenda as an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which supports, complements and helps to contextualize the 2030 Agenda’s means of implementaAon targets. We acknowledge that the new Agenda requires—inter alia—effecAve development cooperaAon and inclusive mulA-stakeholder partnerships, as expressed through SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.iii 9. The principles and commitments of aid and effecAve development co-operaAon — ownership of development prioriAes by partner countries; focus on results; inclusive development partnerships; harmonizaAon and coordinaAon; mutual accountability; and transparency—are a driving force for the realizaAon of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION: PRESENT AND FUTURE 10. The 2030 Agenda will require a huge increase in the quanAty and diversity of resources if we are to Leave No One Behind. This objecAve will necessitate effecAve mobilizaAon of all domesAc and internaAonal sources of finance. 11. We recognize that sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, supported by sound macroeconomic policies, and an enabling environment at all levels, are of paramount importance to the realizaAon of the 2030 Agenda. We note the importance of mobilizaAon and effecAve use of domesAc resources for its role in long-term, countryowned, development. We also recognize that domesAc resources are first and foremost generated by economic growth and supported by an enabling environment at all levels.iv 12. We note that development efforts of many developing countries conAnue to be undermined by extreme volaAlity and high capital ouilows. We recognize the Addis Tax 3 Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 IniAaAve formed in response to the Addis Ababa AcAon Agenda as a way to boost capacity on DomesAc Resource MobilizaAon and combat illicit flows. 13.We also recognize that internaAonal migraAon requires coherent and comprehensive policy frameworks to enable countries to opAmize the potenAal of remi+ances as a complementary source of development finance, as referred to in paragraph 46 of the New York DeclaraAon for Refugees and Migrants, adopted in September 2016. 14. We reaffirm the role of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in complemenAng the efforts of countries in domesAc resource mobilizaAon. This is of parAcular importance to the poorest and most vulnerable countries with limited domesAc resources. We call upon providers to abide by their previous commitments to reach 0.7 per cent of their Gross NaAonal Income (GNI) as ODA, as well as allocate 0.15-0.20 per cent of GNI to Least Developed Countries.v 15. We underline the importance and potenAal of South-South CooperaAon as an increasingly potent feature of internaAonal cooperaAon for development. Its principles of respect for naAonal sovereignty, naAonal ownership and independence, equality, noncondiAonality, non-interference in domesAc affairs and mutual benefit bestow on it a disAnct character that countries of the South value. These have, in part, helped to sAmulate a growth in South-South foreign direct investment. Its scope and variety present opportuniAes to tackle the challenges of the 2030 Agenda, parAcularly in leastdeveloped countries. We conAnue to stress that South-South CooperaAon is a complement to, and not a subsAtute for, North-South CooperaAon. We support efforts to strengthen the role of South-South CooperaAon in the emerging architecture for 2030 Agenda implementaAon. In this respect, we appreciate ongoing efforts made by southern partners to enhance the effecAveness of development cooperaAon, as indicated in the 2009 Nairobi Outcome Document of the High-Level United NaAons Conference on South-South CooperaAon. 16. We acknowledge that Triangular CooperaAon offers pracAcal modaliAes that can promote inclusive partnerships for the SDGs. Triangular CooperaAon places the role and will of the recipient countries at the center, while providing an opportunity to bring together a diversity of experience, lessons and assets from southern and northern partners, as well as from mulAlateral, regional and bilateral development and financial insAtuAons. Triangular CooperaAon supports all aspects of the SDGs, including poverty reducAon; food security; the empowerment of women and people living with disabiliAes; developing naAonal capaciAes in monitoring and evaluaAon; sustainable procurement and in financial services for small- and medium-scale enterprises; as well as economic development. As such, we note that Triangular CooperaAon has enormous potenAal to promote mutual accountability, mutual benefits and results. Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 MONITORING 17. [BRIEF HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SECOND MONITORING SURVEY] COMMITMENTS 18. Based on the findings of the Second Monitoring Survey and the prevailing global context, we endorse the following commitments. These will enable us to sustain poliAcal momentum and universalize effecAve development cooperaAon for the successful implementaAon of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 19. These commitments are based on the following shared principles: • Ownership of development prioriAes by developing countries; • Focus on Results; • Transparency and Accountability; • Inclusive partnerships. Ownership of development priori9es by developing countries 20. We reaffirm that each country has the primary responsibility for its own social and economic development and that the role of naAonal policies and development strategies cannot be overemphasized. We recognize the centrality of naAonal policies and development strategies as the guiding strategic frameworks for all partners in achieving development. vi 21. We note with concern the slow progress in fully aligning development cooperaAon with the naAonal development strategies, planning processes and budgeAng systems of partner countries. 22. In this context, we commit to develop capaciAes for our naAonal tax authoriAes, enhance accountability mechanisms for businesses and financial insAtuAons to help combat illicit financial flows. We commit to harmonize tax policies and to strengthen systems to stop illicit financial flows and accelerate repatriaAon of stolen funds and assets to countries of origin.vii 23.We also commit to innovaAons that can reduce the average transacAon cost of migrant remi+ances by 2030 to less than three per cent of the amount transferred, and to ensure that no remi+ance corridor charges higher than five per cent by 2030, while maintaining service coverage. viii 24. The partner countries commit to: 5 Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 a. develop and/or maintain effecAve, inclusive naAonal development strategies, planning and budgeAng systems and processes; b. implement accountable and stronger leadership and ownership of the naAonal development agenda and to conduct thorough consultaAons with relevant stakeholders; c. monitor and ensure, with the support of parliaments and civil society, that development cooperaAon falls within the ambit of the naAonal policy and development strategy prioriAes. d. publish informaAon on naAonal budgets. 25. The providers of development cooperaAon* commit to: a. support partner countries’ ownership and leadership of their development agendas at all levels; b. to base their support on naAonal policies, development strategies and budgeAng systems and processes; c. commit to uAlize partner countries’ budgeAng systems and processes as default; d. deliver aid efficiently through simplified mechanisms and increased strengthening and use of country systems; ix e. accelerate progress in fully aligning development cooperaAon to partner countries, naAonal development strategies and planning processes; f. make development cooperaAon more predictable by providing regular and Amely informaAon on three-to-five year indicaAve budgets as agreed in the Accra Agenda for AcAon; g. to accelerate untying of aid, parAcularly for least-developed countries and support capacity development of naAonal business sectors and civil society to fully parAcipate in naAonal and internaAonal procurement, while adhering to and respecAng internaAonal commitments on labour and environment and contribuAng to the fiscal resources of partner countries. 26. The business sector actors and foundaAons in our Partnership commit to align their efforts to naAonal development strategies and plans of partner countries and the 2030 Agenda. Focus on Results Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 27. We acknowledge the role of country results frameworks (CRFs) in assisAng the partner countries to manage for development results and ownership. We commit, as a ma+er of urgency, to the use of CRFs. Where some countries have not yet been able to develop and use the CRFs, provider countries should support development and implementaAon of them. 28. The partner countries commit to make use of CRFs and to ensure that CRFs are used to facilitate mulA-stakeholder parAcipaAon. 29. The providers of development cooperaAon commit: a. as a ma+er of urgency, to use the CRFs and to support development and implementaAon of CRFs in countries that have not yet been able to develop and use them; b. to support partner countries’ capacity development needs in all its forms. Transparency and Accountability 30. We reiterate that the shared principles of transparency and accountability are relevant to all Global Partnership stakeholders including development finance insAtuAons, the business sector, civil society organizaAons and providers of South–South CooperaAon. 31. We commit to apply these principles in a manner that is adapted to each stakeholder’s needs and capabiliAes, in order to reflect each consAtuent’s modality and unique contribuAon to the realizaAon of the 2030 Agenda. 32. We agree that the creaAon of an “Aid EffecAveness Commi+ee” is a priority and that we need to assure that implementaAon of our work is also transparent. 33. We acknowledge the essenAal role of legiAmate, transparent and accountable subnaAonal governments in achieving the 2030 agenda, as localizing the Agenda will guarantee that the needs of the communiAes are the drivers of cooperaAon. We commit to strengthen the capacity of sub-naAonal governments to play this role. 34. The partner countries commit to: a. apply these principles and to maintain, strengthen and develop appropriate naAonal systems to support their implementaAon; b. involve sub-naAonal governments, through their representaAve associaAons, in the definiAon, implementaAon, monitoring and evaluaAon of development strategies. 7 Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 35. The providers of development cooperaAon: a. commit to apply these principles to reflect the development prioriAes of each consAtuency; b. acknowledge the essenAal role of legiAmate, transparent and accountable subnaAonal governments in achieving the 2030 agenda, as localizing the Agenda will guarantee that the needs of the communiAes are the drivers of cooperaAon. 36. The parliamentarians commit to: a. formulate laws that foster inclusive and progressive development; strengthen the fight against fraud and corrupAon; and improve good governance in the public sector; b. be transparent and accountable in their oversight role in the management of public finances. 37. The business sector actors commit to: a. become increasingly transparent and responsive to all secAons of society within the jurisdicAon, including legislators, regulators, consumers and shareholders; b. pursue transparent and accountable management of public funds sourced under the public-private arrangements; c. adhere to internaAonal and naAonal standards on their areas of operaAons; d. align their efforts to naAonal development plans and with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; e. set up reporAng systems on environmental, economic and social impacts of their efforts. 38. The civil society actors commit to implement pracAces that strengthen their accountability and development effecAveness, as guided by the Istanbul Principles and the InternaAonal Framework for CSO Development EffecAveness and in line with the laws and regulaAons that govern reporAng of public resources in countries of their operaAons. Inclusive partnerships 39. We recognize that inclusive, coordinated and effecAve mulA-stakeholder partnerships are necessary for the realizaAon of effecAve development, but should not subsAtute but rather complement development efforts of naAonal governments. In this context, we commit to: Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 a. increase our efforts to ensure an enabling environment for inclusive, mulAstakeholder partnerships as well as for individual actors to perform their complementary roles in a transparent and accountable manner; b. strengthen and deepen partnerships with the private sector, civil society organizaAons, parliaments and trade unions to achieve naAonal, regional and global development goals; c. increase the quanAty and diversity of resources that will enable producAve mulAstakeholder partnerships, including more capacity support, knowledge sharing and technology transfer and the strengthening of associated insAtuAons. 40. We welcome the mulA-stakeholder plaiorm and intend it to become qualitaAvely more inclusive. The following are reciprocal commitments by various stakeholders in the Global Partnership intended to promote mutual benefit. Parliaments 41. We recognize the importance of consulAng with parliaments on ma+ers of relevance to public policies, including on public-private partnerships. Therefore, we commit to: a. strengthen the capacity of parliaments as the principal insAtuAons of representaAon, legislaAon and oversight; b. include parliament in consultaAons regarding investment and trade agreements and to submit those agreements for parliamentary scruAny. 42. The partner countries commit to: a. submit naAonal aid or development cooperaAon informaAon to their respecAve parliaments for review; b. present progress reports on the implementaAon of the policies/programs to their respecAve parliaments annually. The Business Sector 43. We recognize that the 2030 Agenda provides a framework within which enterprises at both naAonal and internaAonal levels can invest; that the wellbeing of people and the planet are in the interest of the business sector; and that the business sector can be the main engine driving progress towards the SDGs. 44. To this end, we commend business actors that already consider social inclusion and environmental sustainability as core to their business models. We therefore commit to encourage investment in innovaAve business-sector iniAaAves at sub-naAonal, naAonal 9 Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 and internaAonal levels that explore, share, adopt or adapt approaches to mulAstakeholder partnerships suited to each country’s context and ensuring fair and transparent risk sharing and alignment with the implementaAon of the 2030 Agenda. 45. The partner countries commit to foster enabling policy environments for businesses, including transparent legal and regulatory systems; access to credit for women and youth; tax incenAves for domesAc micro, small and medium-scale enterprises; regulated tax holidays for mulAnaAonals; and other condiAons essenAal for mobilizing domesAc and internaAonal capital to advance the 2030 Agenda.x Women 46. We acknowledge that women and girls are powerful agents for change and must be able to contribute to, and benefit from, development cooperaAon on equal fooAng with men and boys. Reducing gender inequality is both an end in its own right and a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive growth. We will conAnue to accelerate our efforts to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women through development programs grounded in country prioriAes. Youth 47. We recognize that the empowerment and parAcipaAon of children and youth are key to realizing the 2030 Agenda. We commit to: a. promote and protect the rights of children and youth, ensuring that children and youth live free from violence, exploitaAon and harm to develop their full capabiliAes; b. create the space and necessary mechanisms for the meaningful parAcipaAon of children and youth in the implementaAon and the monitoring of the 2030 Agenda at the local, naAonal and internaAonal level. 48. We will conAnue to call for gender and youth mainstreaming and targeted affirmaAve acAon in the formulaAon and implementaAon of all financial, economic, environmental and social policies. Civil Society 49. We recognize the meaningful parAcipaAon of civil society in effecAve development cooperaAon and progress toward the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda. We note that this role can be expressed in a number of ways: advocacy, service delivery and monitoring. We also recognize that civil society organizaAons are a significant means through which ciAzens can exercise their right to parAcipate in development. 50. The providers of development cooperaAon and partner countries commit to contribute to the creaAon of insAtuAonalized space and a legally supported enabling environment Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 for the formaAon and operaAon of civil society organizaAons, as agreed in the Busan Agreement, to ensure their full parAcipaAon in development processes at all levels. 51. The civil society actors commit to adhere to the CSO Istanbul principles which incorporate the Busan Principles as an expression of mutual accountability with other relevant stakeholders in the Global Partnership. They also commit to be guided by the CRFs in the execuAon of their work. Foundations 52. We acknowledge the essenAal contribuAon of foundaAons to development and progress towards the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda, not only through financial support, but also through knowledge and experAse, acAng as catalyAc agents of resources and relaAons. We welcome the efforts made to strengthen the effecAveness and quality of cooperaAon between and within foundaAons, governments and other development stakeholders. We encourage foundaAons to use the CRFs in their work with development partners. Countries in Special Situations 53. We note the challenges faced by countries in special situaAons, namely African countries, Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Middle Income Countries (MICs), in their efforts to realize sustainable development. We also recognize major challenges which countries in conflict and post-conflict face in accessing development cooperaAon. We call for mechanisms that will mobilize resources and partnerships needed to support specific country-led development prioriAes. 54. We emphasize that no one will be le. behind in development cooperaAon and endeavor to reach those furthest behind first. Concessional levels of support should take into account the level of development of each recipient, income level, insAtuAonal capacity, vulnerability and nature of the project to be funded including commercial viability.xi 55. We appreciate that our shared endeavor to Leave No One Behind is an important expression of interdependence. We recognize that comprehensive poliAcal, developmental and humanitarian approaches are needed to achieve lasAng soluAons. We therefore commit to: a. ensure that in fragile contexts, priority shall be given to empowering people as independent development actors in their own right; 11 Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 b. support effecAve development cooperaAon in fragile and conflict-affected states to enhance capaciAes to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts for stability and development; c. address the challenges to improve the effecAveness and results of ODA going to countries in fragile situaAons; d. redouble our efforts to ensure that all development cooperaAon serves to reinforce stability and address the drivers of fragility and conflict idenAfied by and at the country level. 56. We recognize that the majority of the world’s poor people reside in Middle Income Countries (MICs) that are not able to access sufficient and affordable financing from other sources to meet their needs and usually experience reduced concessional finance. We commit to ensure that development cooperaAon addresses the transiAon challenges faced by countries joining the middle-income category. 57. The providers of development cooperaAon reiterate the need to develop policies that are sequenced, phased and gradual as exit strategies for countries transiAoning from lower to middle-income status. They ensure that development needs of MICs are appropriately considered and addressed in a tailored fashion, in their relevant strategies and policies with a view to promoAng a coherent and comprehensive approach towards individual countries. The providers commit to support the process of refinement towards more comprehensive inclusive MICs indicators. xii Monitoring framework Monitoring 58. The Busan Monitoring Framework remains the instrument for the Global Partnership to contribute to global review and follow-up to the implementaAon of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. This contribuAon is anchored on the measurement of Target 17.16 to “Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by mulAstakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, experAse, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in parAcular developing countries.” 59. We acknowledge that the Global Partnership’s Monitoring Framework is at the core of our mission to provide partners with a full sense of the magnitude of the investments and to idenAfy to what extent providers of development assistance fulfill their promises Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 and intenAons. We believe that effecAve monitoring and reporAng is a key element of de-risking development aid. We should seek to invest more in improving the work of the Framework. 60. We further believe that how the Framework reports its results is a crucial element of the global implementaAon of the 2030 Agenda, both regarding the SDG targets and indicators and the outcome of the High-Level PoliAcal Forum. 61. We also believe that the Monitoring Framework helps take stock of where aid is needed the most, including the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), in order to Leave No One Behind and first reaching those furthest behind. The Framework helps to idenAfy to what extent development investment poriolios are effecAve, thereby increasing the credibility of aid programs and thus a+ract more funding. 62. The Monitoring Framework should also cover to what extent investments have an impact on climate change and strive to green the investments. 63. While achieving effecAve development outcomes is the goal, the focus of the Monitoring Framework is changing pracAces and stakeholder behavior in development partnerships, linking the “how” or “means of implementaAon” (the Global Partnership) to the “what” (specific SDGs) through development cooperaAon. We will, for example, evolve the Global Partnership monitoring surveys to incorporate the new principle of Leaving No One Behind. This includes, and goes beyond, consideraAon of the effecAveness of development cooperaAon under the New Deal to include vulnerable populaAons in all country se]ngs. 64. We will also modify the monitoring framework periodically to recognize the contribuAons to development from, for instance, non-sovereign capital flows including philanthropy for sustainable development. We will idenAfy new ways of measuring development cooperaAon in support of achieving the SDGs while ensuring that the monitoring process is country-led, inclusive and mulA-stakeholder in nature. We believe that the impact of Public-Private Partnerships need to be captured by the Monitoring Framework. 65. We collecAvely commit to conAnue to adhere to the effecAve development principles in our own governance and working arrangements, in parAcular, transparency and accountability to and by all stakeholders. Data 66. We acknowledge that accessible, Amely and reliable data disaggregated by age, gender, geography, income, disability and other relevant characterisAcs will be needed to help in the measurement of progress in development cooperaAon. We affirm our commitment to intensify efforts to strengthen staAsAcal capaciAes in developing countries. This will improve partner countries’ naAonal monitoring exercises and public sector debates. We recognize and will champion naAonally-owned data and data standards as a basis for 13 Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 measurement and for transparency and accountability. We will also support efforts to make data standards interoperable, allowing data from different sources to be more easily compared and used.xiii 67. We acknowledge that differenAated data for gender and youth can help to inform inclusive planning and development. We commit to pay special a+enAon to high rates of youth unemployment, employment of women and youth in vulnerable sectors and in unpaid care and domesAc work. 68. We endorse open data standards and plaiorms for making development data more accessible and understandable to promote focused and effecAve intervenAons. We encourage increased involvement of all stakeholders including data communiAes and the media to enhance data use at all levels. 69. The partner countries commit to intensify efforts to strengthen naAonal staAsAcal capaciAes and their independence and to support iniAaAves aimed at collecAng and disseminaAng data in more effecAve and accessible ways. 70. The providers of development cooperaAon commit to: a. support these endeavors. b. first validate the data with partner countries before submission to internaAonal organizaAons; c. use the validated data at the country level. MANDATE & GOVERNANCE 71. We, the Global Partnership, will demonstrate pracAcal contribuAons to the High-Level PoliAcal Forum (HLPF) and its complementarity with the Development CooperaAon Forum (DCF). The HLPF is the only forum with a mandate to oversee follow-up and review of the implementaAon of 2030 Agenda at the global level. The DCF is the only venue with the universal mandate to analyze trends in development cooperaAon. The Global Partnership operates primarily at a country level, by supporAng naAonal capaciAes to make development cooperaAon more effecAve. 72. As we align ourselves with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we remain focused on the core purpose of enabling effecAve development cooperaAon that is country-led and supports country leadership as a necessary precursor to producing data and monitoring of development cooperaAon commitments through SDG target 17.16, consistent with The Paris DeclaraAon, The Accra Agenda for AcAon, The Busan Partnership Document and the Mexico Communique. We commit to enhance coherence, inclusivity, stronger mutually beneficial partnerships and mulA-stakeholder dialogues, and facilitate knowledge sharing among various actors with the aim of Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 achieving effecAve development. Driven by its four principles, the mandate of the Global Partnership aims to bring value to all of its stakeholders. 73. We need a New Deal for beneficiaries and donors, as there is a clear need to build capacity to be be+er partners in development, including being able to front money for capacity building, especially in countries that otherwise would not be able to engage fully with the Global Partnership. 74. We acknowledge that our governance needs improvement and we call on our members to develop a new governance system that: a. Includes a transparent process to appoint the Co-Chairs; b. Strengthens the consAtuency model to ensure all parAes invest in a transparent and effecAve manner; c. Reaches agreement on an annual workplan, including meeAngs, especially regarding the Monitoring Framework in order to bring about more predictable and transparent investments. 75. The consAtuency model of the Global Partnership needs strengthening so that ideas of individual members filter through to a central organizing point in the Partnership. In this regard, we acknowledge that the OrganisaAon for Economic Co-operaAon and Development’s Development Assistance Commi+ee (OECD-DAC) and the United NaAons are consAtuent parts of the Global Partnership. 76. We believe the g7+ is a key partner on peace and security in fragile states. 77. We intend to bring in new partners, including the so-called BRIC countries. While we do that, we will not lose sight of the Busan principles. We realize that tradiAonal donors might change their behavior as new donors join and we welcome the innovaAons that new donors can share. 78. As we conAnue our work, we will increase our focus on peer-sharing and peer-learning. 79. We believe that the Joint Support Team needs to be augmented and strengthened and that the base of the Team should be broadened to include more countries. 80. We will formulate explicit roles and responsibiliAes coupled with accountability measures for the Co-Chairs, Steering Commi+ee and the Joint Support Team. This will be achieved through an inclusive and transparent process, leading to Terms of Reference and a set of governance guidelines that will guide decision-making processes, engagement and accountability to consAtuencies. We will also develop Terms of Reference for the host countries of the Global Partnership High-Level MeeAngs. * A provider of development coopera8on is defined as “a country, organiza8on or official agency, including na8onal and sub-na8onal development coopera8on agencies, as well as mul8lateral development ins8tu8ons that provide development coopera8on funding (financial and technical 15 Version: rewri+en dra. – 3 October 2016 coopera8on). Under this standard defini8on, development NGOs (NGOs, CSOs and private companies) are not considered providers of development coopera8on even when they implement programs funded by providers of development coopera8on. Footnotes NB: the footnotes are present for the sake of sourcing various paragraphs. They will be removed for the final draW Part of the language referencing to MDGs is from Para 16 of the 2030 Agenda under secAon of i our world today Part of the language 6 and 7 is from the introducAon of 2030 Agenda ii Part of the language in para 8 is from para 62 of the 2030 Agenda under means of iii implementaAon and global partnership Part of the language is from goal 8 of the SDGs and para 66 of the 2030 Agenda under the iv means of implementaAon and global partnership Part of the language is from paras 50 and 51 of the Addis Ababa AcAon Agenda under v internaAonal development cooperaAon Part of the language is from para 9 of the Addis Ababa AcAon Agenda and para 63 of the 2030 vi Agenda under the means of implementaAon and global partnership Part of the language from para 24 of the Addis Ababa AcAon Agenda under domesAc public vii resources Part of the language based on para 40 of the AAAA under domesAc and internaAonal private viii business and finance Language based on Para 67 of the Addis Ababa AcAon Agenda under internaAonal ix development cooperaAon. Part of the language is from para 16 of the AAAA under generaAng full and producAve x employment and decent work for all and promoAng MSMEs Based on para 73 of the Addis Ababa AcAon Agenda under internaAonal development cooperaAon xi Part of the language in 55 and 56 is based on paras 71 and 72 of the AAAA under internaAonal xii development cooperaAon Part of the language from para 126 of the AAAA and 74 of the 2030 Agenda xiii



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