Sabine Terlecki, CONCORD Head of Policy and Advocacy shared her impressions from the First High Level Meeting (HLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) in Mexico 2014 in a blog post:
“[…]The aim of the meeting was to take stock on the progress made since the Fourth High-level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, held in 2011 in Busan, Korea, to discuss the role of the GPEDC within the future development framework and to agree on the next steps to accelerate it. […]But in fact, the main aim of the Mexico HLM got very little attention in the agenda. In Mexico, no new commitments and actions were made to accelerate progress on taking forward the principles and actions agreed in Busan.[…]
We could see at the High-Level meeting in Mexico a discussion around the Busan values such as human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment. However, if you look at the outcome Communiqué itself it does not really offer concrete answers to the challenges which have been identified since Busan.[…]”
Read the blog post here.