The 15th Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Partnership for Development Effectiveness (GPEDC) held last 21-22 April 2018 in Washington DC was attended by CPDE as the CSO representative and yielded mixed results in different fronts.
As member of GPEDC’s Steering Committee, CPDE has been engaging in different workstreams to implement the strategic outputs of the global body’s workplan. During the meeting, CPDE flagged the issue of non-inclusion of CPDE representatives in certain countries and asked that this be resolved in the roll out of the pilot studies on Strategic Output 1 (Effective Country Level Implementation)
CPDE received broad support from steering committee members after presenting its proposed Global Action Plan (GAP) which is under the coverage of Strategic Output 2 (Unlocking the potential of effectiveness). The proposal was seen by steering committee members as a way to address the unfinished business from Paris to now and was considered as the core value of the Partnership. The body clarified that the GAP would not introduce new commitments nor would it create a parallel monitoring process to the regular monitoring underway
On Strategic Output 3 (Knowledge Sharing), the concept note for the Knowledge Sharing Platform was endorsed and the online data visualisation of the monitoring data launched during the meeting. The GPEDC Joint Support Team will be conducting webinars on the data visualisation platform and CPDE can request one specifically for our constituency if it is of interest.
The composition of the Business Leader Caucus was endorsed as a main proposal under Strategic Output 4 (Effective Private Sector Engagement).
On Strategic Output 5 (Learning from different modalities), a two- fold discussion took place. On one hand, there was a discussion on organizing a specialised policy dialogue on one of three themes: 1) engaging private sector; 2) triangular cooperation; and, 3) assessing impact of non-traditional flows. CPDE supported to have the dialogue on the third theme. However, there was hardly any discernible consensus on which theme will be chosen.
CPDE emphasised the need to do internal outreach in order to get GPEDC constituencies to be more active, in addition to the external outreach as part of Strategic Output 6 (Driving political momentum: strengthening engagement), The Global Outreach and Advocacy Strategy was presented and focused primarily on notable events and moments where the GPEDC could potentially boost its visibility.