Universalising effective development cooperation
Advancing people-centred development and defining accountability in development cooperation
Universalising effective development cooperation (EDC) holds development cooperation stakeholders accountable on commitments they made since Accra, Paris and Busan. EDC is designed to address development partnerships and is an agenda predicated on development effectiveness principles which are founded on the highest levels of transparency and accountability, inclusive development, democratic country ownership and a human rights-based approach.
Universalising EDC calls for universal adherence to the commitments made and principles agreed upon primarily by setting up accountability mechanisms to fulfill the promises that were made since Paris. The development effectiveness principles should be reflected in country realities and should continue to enshrine multistakeholder and rights-based approaches to build accountability in partnerships, strengthening ways of moving forward to leave no-one behind, and to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals.
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