Coordination of development policies

Thomas Silberhorn attends first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

Thomas Silberhorn at the First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation in Mexico City.

15.04.2014 |

Berlin – Attending the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective De­vel­op­ment Co­op­er­a­tion, Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment, called for better coordination of de­vel­op­ment policies. "Enhancing the effectiveness of our de­vel­op­ment programme and achieving more sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment results in our partner coun­tries are key goals of Germany's de­vel­op­ment policy. However, we will manage to do this only if all de­vel­op­ment actors coordinate their efforts more effectively. And when I say ‘actors’, I also mean our partners in the emerging economies, the private sector and civil society,” said Silberhorn.

The two-day meeting will build on the results achieved following the donor conferences held in Paris, Accra and Busan, and will be attended by some 1,500 delegates from around the world. The delegates meeting in Mexico will therefore also look at whether the commitments entered into at the Busan conference have been met. Silberhorn feels that the meeting in Mexico must send out the clear message "that the commitments made at Busan with regard to effectiveness, the focus on results, inclusive partnerships and greater transparency and accountability must inform the post-2015 framework for de­vel­op­ment policy. That is a fundamental prerequisite for ensuring that the global goals are linked to improving living conditions on the ground, in particular for the poorest and most vulnerable.”

Further topics at the conference will be how to enhance the de­vel­op­ing countries’ revenues from their own domestic resources, and what direction to give co­op­er­a­tion with the emerging economies and their domestic donors, as well as with the private sector and civil society.

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