The Outcome of the Second High-Level Meeting (HML2) Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation Nairobi, 2016

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 Introduction:

The Second High-Level Meeting: 12 Reasons why it matters

  1. We’re aligning what we do with global priorities
  2. We are changing our approach to development co-operation
  3. We value political leadership by National counterparts
  4. We shall complete the unfinished business of the MDGs
  5. We are financing for development in a joined up way
  6. We will promote science, technology and innovation
  7. We are going to leave no-one behind
  8. We focus on making things happen for countries
  9. We will offer space for everyone’s voice
  10. We are open for-and to- business
  11. We monitor what we do
  12. We will learn and adopt

Monitoring Effective Development Co-operation: Facilitated by OECD-UNDP

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  • In monitoring we should start with project approach.
  • To be strong, Institutions need to conduct self assessment. They may use the pillary assessment available. Strengthening institutions is a joint work. There should be activities such as capacity building, inclusiveness and auditing. Third party independent auditors should be preferred. The C word (Corruption) is on the increase due to lack of self assessments.
  • Activities should be country context because ownership cannot be imported.
  • Share results for effectiveness whether positive or negative. Focus on whether you delivered what you promise.

NB: Even donors are accountable to their citizen since this is tax payer’s money.

Enhancing Transparency

  • Strengthen mutual accountability. There should be behaviour change first.
  • Information should be used for management and for accountability.
  • Peer learning from one another and reporting on results being achieved.
  • Making the data useful by sharing it. There should be an open data role in accountability
  • Mapping all the project results that have been achieved.
  • Using qualitative information to learn why the project is failing or delays
  • Work with synergy to development. No rivalry, no war. Some portals should be set up such as transparency portal and budget portal.

Inclusive Partnership: Transparency what can we do?

  • Public-private dialogues
  • Small and medium enterprises should be involved in dialogues
  • Strengthen the institutional mechanism of engagement. Shared benefit, share value instead of mutual benefit. See together what benefits can be accrued
  • Awareness level: Everyone in the institution should be aware and understand what is going on
  • Make changes to the way the organizations work
  • Frustrations especially by CSOs: The dialogue is not put into practice.

Points from OEC Development Agency

  • Support business to business studies
  • Ensure Policies are developed
  • There should be cooperation to parliaments and constituents alike
  • CSOs should not be an instrument of the government but the government should understand the critical opinions of CSOs.

Monitoring:

  • The monitoring framework for the future was agreed upon. It should be country led. The objective is to achieve behaviour change. Theory of change should be emphasized and how the M&E Framework is fitting into the change.
  • We should also monitor the cooperation strategies
  • Monitor the North-South and the South-South Cooperation.
  • We need to agree on how to measure country capacity. Is there more than written reports.
  • The quality of data and what we are doing with the results.

For this to happen we have to strengthen some areas:

  1. Support from partners
  2. Revise indicators to make them meaningful
  3. Develop private financing
  4. Philanthropic Involvement
  5. Government financing
  6. Government/Private Partnership
  7. Multisectoral participation
  8. Indicators should balance simplicity and relevance

MEMBERS VOTED ON WAY FORWARD:

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Government and Development Partners will:

  1. Increase the number of quality of partnerships with business, Civil society, philanthropies, parliaments, subnational government, trade unions, to achieve development goals.
  2. Establish inclusive mechanisms of dialogue and engagement with CSO with clear goals, mandate and expected results.

Governments Will:

  1. Improve the policy, legal and regulatory environment so civil society and business can maximize their contribution to development

Development Partners Will:

4. Support the capacity of governments to establish and carry out multi-stakeholder partnerships

Mutual Accountability

  • The global partnership initiative on results and mutual accountability is a follow up of Post Busan Building Block.
  • Global partnership will shift gear and support. There is declining budget support. We are focusing more on results and introduced results reporting.
  • Partnership has become more inclusive and with country ownership.
  • Needs to be elevated to political level. That is account to the citizen where they implement results.
  • Emphasize on Partnerships: North-South; South-South and Triangular.
  • Improve the use of country results framework
  • Integrate accountability for results
  • Create effective country-region-global linkage
  • To exercise Accountability to people and to each otherIntegrate country planning and finance process to achieve results.
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  • The CSOS from all over the world added their voice: Make effective development cooperation universal within strong and inclusive global partnerships towards a people agenda.

    a. To exercise Accountability to people and to each other

    b. To Build political will and equal partnership

    c.To Commit to results

    The CSOs believe in mutual accountability. It does produce results. The CSOs move things forward. Although the space for CSOs is shrinking, they will not allow fear in them.

Opening Ceremony: By His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H

What was Shared?

  • People living below the poverty line is an unacceptable state. It is unacceptable because it robs them of their dignity.
  • Our agenda should be to end extreme poverty.
  • The SDGs will require huge resources to fulfill. Lets think of how we can help the third world countries to achieve this. Ending poverty is a joint collaboration.
  • Let’s move away from talking about issues and implement together.
  • We must all be ready to support partnership. We should seek to amplify implementation. Ending

 Speeches from Ban ki-Moon and others

  • There is strength in multistakeholders partnerships in leaving no one behind. Leave no one behind is not a small challenge.
  • Let’s focus on those structurally marginalized. This year is the year of implementation and it’s time to discuss and actors to align their agenda with the 20-30 agenda.
  • If we are going to inclusive, we should ensure that people are not leaving in inhuman life during this era.
  • Our M&E Framework should support achieving agenda 20-30 especially inclusiveness. We must involve the village to be successful.

Our Greatest Challenge: Leaving No One Behind

    • The ambitious agenda for sustainable development promise to leave no one behind for all countries and groups.
    • We need to learn to plan together. Set up information sharing platform. Information is the basis of planning
    • There is need to identify those at most risk of being left such as:
    • Those living in fragile and conflict affected areas
    • Youth and adolescents: Indicators lumped up.
    • Women
    • The elderly
    • Mentally challenged

    There is poor quality of data- No structural way of sharing data

  • There is misalignment of foundations
  • We need to learn to plan together. Set up information sharing platform. Information is the basis of planning
  • MDG was challenging, but the SDGs will be more challenging, we therefore need to change who we are and our way of doing things. We need to cooperate differently and improve finances as well as social systems.

Useful quotes during the HLM2:

  • For country ownership to succeed, have a good finance budget, broader space for CSOs and better data for development.
  • SDGs is not MDG. It is not the same wine in the new wine bottle.
  • 20-30 agenda is about implementation, implementation, implementation, In that order.
  • There is nothing like “trickling down”, let us target directly every person, every household.
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