Switzerland Co-Chair GPEDC

In 2019, Switzerland was elected Co-Chair of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). The GPEDC has an important role in supporting the implementation of the Agenda 2030 at the country level by supporting effective partnerships. Through the GPEDC, Switzerland will advance the Agenda 2030 incl. «leave no one behind», deepen dialogue and engagement with Southern providers, incl. China, contribute to «data for development» and SDG data and support the review of the Global Monitoring Framework for the commitments to development effectiveness.

Tema Periodo Budget
Politica del settore pubblico
Sector not specified
01.09.2019 - 31.12.2022
CHF  1’700’000
Contesto The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) was established in 2011 as a multi-stakeholder platform to support the creation of innovative and inclusive partnerships based on four development effectiveness principles, which are regularly monitored. It includes 161 recipient, as well as donor countries, multilateral organizations, CSOs and private sector representatives. The different stakeholders are represented in the governance structure of the GPEDC. Its secretariat is run by and affiliated to both the UN System (UNDP) and the OECD-DAC. The GPEDC works specifically towards the realization of SDG 16 (effective, accountable and inclusive institutions) and SDG 17 (global partnership for sustainable development), which in turn are linchpin requirements for the realization of all other SDGs. The review of its work was held at the High-Level Meeting in Nairobi in 2016 and at the Senior Level Meeting in New York 2019. The new work program 2019-2021 will led up to the next HLM in 2022.
Obiettivi The Swiss Co-Chairmanship strengthens GPEDC’s role as a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform for development in order to more effectively implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 
Gruppi target

Developing countries government 

Non-traditional donors

DAC members

Relevant non-state actors (private sector, CSO, local governments)

Effetti a medio termine
  1. The new GPEDC program of work is successfully developed and implemented with a focus on the effective support of the Agenda 2030
  1. GPEDC has clarified and strengthened its role in the relevant fora and processes related to the 2030 Agenda. 
  1. GPEDC has successfully reviewed its governance structure and strengthened its funding base.

Risultati principali attesi:  

  •  A new program of work (2019-2021) with contributions to the Agenda 2030 incl. «leave no one behind».
  • The engagement with Southern providers incl. China on development effectiveness of South-South cooperation
  • Guidelines on «data for development» and SDG data
  • A review of the GPEDC Global Monitoring Framework
  • Operational guidelines on development effectiveness  of private sector engagement
  • Review the GPEDC’s governance structure with proposals for reform
  • GPEDC funding base is secured
  • Evidence-based discussion inputs into the political fora and processes of the Agenda 2030 have been provided and delivered

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Programma di sviluppo delle Nazioni Unite

Altri partner

UNDP, OECD as part of the Joint Support Team of the


Members of the GPEDC (partner countries as well as other development partners)


Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori
  • Activities of the focal point DE
  • DCF
  • Support OECD DAC and UNDP
  • Support to the Agenda 2030
  • Data 4 Development 
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    1’700’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    1’492’616