At two international meetings, the D1 project team presented research findings on the effectiveness and legitimacy of transnational partnerships for sustainable development.
News from Jan 05, 2017
Dr. Anne Ellersiek chaired a side event at the Second High Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) in Nairobi, Kenya. During the panel, several global and national initiatives discussed ways to strengthen the support environment and increase the quantity and quality of partnerships. The event looked at lessons learned from past experience and considered how these can be translated into guidelines for the design and implementation of partnership support and coordination initiatives. Dr. Ellersiek was also invited to present her view on one of these initiatives, Promoting Effective Partnering (PEP), at another HLM2 side event.
Dr. Marianne Beisheim attended a UN-DESA Expert Group Meeting (EGM) in New York on December 5, 2016. The EGM tackled how the role of UN member states could be strengthened in the review of multi-stakeholder partnerships. Dr. Beisheim was the main discussant for the session “Formulating an Intergovernmental Framework for Monitoring and Review of MSPs – The Way Forward.” Her input debated the potential roles of the General Assembly, ECOSOC, the HLPF, the executive committees of various UN institutions, and independent third parties in monitoring and reviewing UN-associated partnerships.