First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-Operation
When: 15 April 2014 | -
Where: The Centro Banamex Convention Centre, located at Avenida Conscripto 211, Lomas de Sotelo, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, MEXICO
The two-day forum includes five plenary sessions and 28 focus sessions on a range of critical themes for development:
- Progress on implementing key principles of effective development co-operation
- Tax and development
- Delivering development effectively in middle-income countries
- Knowledge sharing, South-South and triangular co-operation
- Improving the role of business in development
DATE: 15-16 April 2014
VENUE: Mexico City, Mexico
SETUP: A preliminary agenda is now online at the Global Partnership website. The meeting will consist of a number of plenary sessions and 35 “focus sessions” organized by various participants.
PARTICIPANTS: The Mexican Government looks forward to hosting up to 1500 participants from the international development community, including representatives from national and subnational governments, parliaments, international organisations, civil society organisations, foundations, and the private sector. National delegations are invited to register up to five participants, and government ministries are highly encouraged to include other national stakeholders in their delegation, particularly parliamentarians. There are a differentiated number of allocated delegation spaces for different stakeholders, depending on the needs of the Conference and limited exclusively by the capacity of the venue.
PLENARY 1: PROGRESS SINCE BUSAN
Progress on implementing key principles of effective development co-operation.
Working with and for all, being more transparent, ensuring developing countries are in the lead, and focusing on results are all key to making sure that all types of development cooperation have real and sustainable impact on the ground.
This session will review progress and take new steps to boost impact of the commitments made at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in 2011. The session will also look at ways to promote inclusive development
PLENARY 2: PARTNERING FOR EFFECTIVE TAXATION AND DOMESTIC RESOURCE MOBILISATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
Tax and development.
No country should be dependent on others’ resources for its own development. Developed and developing countries must work together to boost domestic resource mobilisation.
In this session, leaders will agree on ways to step up and support existing development co-operation to boost tax collection, cut illicit financial flows and strengthen policies that support inclusive development, building on recent progress on these issues.
PLNARY 3: SOUTH-SOUTH, TRIANGULAR CO-OPERATION AND KNOWLEDGE-SHARING
Delivering development effectively in middle-income countries.
As the home of nearly 75% of the world’s poor, ‘middle-income’ countries face complex development challenges of reducing inequality while at the same time fueling sustained economic growth.
In this session leaders will exchange practical ideas on targeted and differentiated strategies of development co-operation that can deliver poverty reduction and inclusive growth in middle-income countries in an effective, sustainable way.
PLENARY 4: DEVELOPMENT CO-OPERATION WITH MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES
Knowledge sharing, South-South and triangular co-operation.
Country-led co-operation and mutual learning among developing countries can accelerate development. Some of this support comes in the form of knowledge – which is prized because it is based on recent, concrete experience.
In this session, leaders will showcase and discuss ways to scale up country-led development co-operation including with a view to implement the post-2015 development agenda.
PLENARY 5: BUSINESS AS A PARTNER IN DEVELOPMENT
Improving the role of business in development.
There is no longer a question of whether business can affect development. The question is how to ensure business has a stronger positive impact on driving progress.
In this final but critical session, leaders will share some of the most innovative and dynamic examples of how this positive impact is being delivered, and take action to do more.
BACKGROUND: Over 1300 development leaders will join Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría in Mexico City to:
The leaders who will come together in Mexico City include heads of state and government, ministers, parliamentarians and leaders from international organisations, business, civil society and foundations.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline of 2015 is fast approaching. Phenomenal gains have been made, yet poverty still afflicts one in seven people around the world – and one in eight still go to bed hungry.
The first Global Partnership High-Level Meeting will reaffirm the importance of effective development co-operation in meeting the MDGs and as a key part of the ‘how’ of the next global development framework.
REGISTRATION: Delegates can read preliminary logistical information and must register online to attend at http://effectivecooperation.org/2014/02/03/first-‐high-‐level-‐meeting-‐of-‐the-‐global-‐partnership/. Funding is available for different types of entities. Please refer to the Meeting website.
- Private Sector events: Tim Stern, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Civil Society Forum: Eden Gallardo, email@example.com
- Parliamentarian Forum: AndersJohnsson,Secretario General, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Busan implementation technical workshop: Stacey Bradbury, email@example.com
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://effectivecooperation.org/hlm2014/