Global Partnership Initiative on Results & Mutual Accountability newsletter 2017
This is our first newsletter of 2017 and highlights the GPI activities since our last newsletter of September 2016. The main activity of this GPI has been the pilot programme on enhanced use of country results frameworks that led to the formulation of intermediate conclusions by the three participating regions working with 20+ countries. These conclusions were shared with the participants of KOICA’s Learning & Acceleration Programme (LAP) in October 2016 and presented to GPEDC’s 2nd High Level Meeting in Nairobi late last year.
Amphitheatre session at the HLM2
The three participating regions jointly prepared four main political messages that were presented and discussed in one of the main preparatory sessions of GPEDC’s HLM2 in Nairobi. It was a 45 minute session taking place on 30 November. The session was introduced by a short video to focus the participants on the main characteristics of a well-functioning CRF (GPI video). The four main messages coming out of the pilot are:
1. A sustainable link between technical and political actors
An effective CRF and integration of the SDGs into national development planning and financing requires prioritizing and continuous dialogue at both political and technical levels.
2. An institutional framework that focuses on coordination
Achieving national results and working towards the Sustainable Development Goals can only work when planning, financing and statistics are merged in a coordinated system; when accountability for results is spread across society; and when coordination among sectors and between national and local levels is functioning
3. Smarter use of developement cooperation
Effective development cooperation can achieve country results through a focus across three areas: filling financing and knowledge gaps; leveraging other sources of public and private finance; and supporting the development of institutions that can enable more integrated national financing frameworks for sustainable development.
4. Key role of regional platforms
Regional platforms need further support to fulfil their potential as effective hubs for connecting countries’ experiences. Their proximity to and knowledge of the country contexts and sub-regional issues gives them a crucial role in facilitating mutual learning, south-south cooperation and linking finance with results.
Learning & Acceleration Programme
From 6-7 October the Global Partnership Forum took place in Seoul, South Korea, preceded by the LAP from 4-5 October. The GPI organised a session on the results of the pilot programme to date and discussed these with the participants. The results of the discussions were important inputs for our session at the Nairobi HLM2. For a short summary of the KOICA LAP 2016 see KOICA LAP
Workshop among African countries From 18-21 October 2016, the NEPAD Agency organised its 3rd African Region workshop with planning and finance representatives from 9 countries. Three new countries joined the African group of countries: Cameroon, DRC and Malawi. The workshop was funded by the European Union; a representative from the EU-HQ Quality & Results Unit guided a session on the recently published EU results framework. The main workshop topic was the lessons learned so far leading to a model of strengthening country results frameworks. Besides the technical characteristics of the CRF, e.g. development plan, targets, costing and resources needed, the workshop emphasised the more political conditions to make the CRF work in practice: sustained leadership, an institutional framework, supporting mechanisms and multi-stakeholder involvement. The workshop report is added to this newsletter.