The Steering Committee of the Global Partnership convened for its first meeting in London 5-6 December 2012 (summary). Co-Chaired by Ministers Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Nigeria), Armida Alisjahbana (Indonesia) and Justine Greening (UK), the meeting framed the broad vision for the Global Partnership.
The Co-Chairs’ letter, sent out to the members of the Global Partnership on January 5th 2013, sets out the substantive priorities for the Global Partnership in working towards its first ministerial level meeting envisioned for October 2013. These include:
- Domestic resource mobilisation, its interface with international development co-operation and coherence with the international taxation agenda;
- The role of the private sector in development and ways in which development co-operation can leverage private sector resources for development;
- Knowledge sharing as a particular modality for development co-operation – emphasising the message from Busan that the inputs to development go well beyond financial co-operation;
- Inclusive development – examining ways for development co-operation to support democratic ownership and accountability and civil society, with a particular focus on the needs of marginalised groups and populations.
The next Steering Committee meeting will take place in Bali, Indonesia, in late March 2012 back-to-back with the meeting of the UN High Level Panel on the post-2015 agenda. The dates and venue for the meeting will be confirmed shortly. The documents for the meeting will be released before the end of February, ensuring Steering Committee members with a sufficient period for consulting within their constituencies and consolidating feedback ahead of the meeting.
Operational guidance is currently being developed to help stakeholders in developing countries provide data against the agreed global indicators of progress. This evidence will be an important input to the first ministerial level meeting. A consultation draft of the guidance will be made available shortly. Countries will be invited to confirm their participation in global monitoring efforts and to provide feedback from country level users by the end of March 2013.