GPEDC Meeting Opens In Mexico City With Calls For Renewed Partnership

News outlets discuss the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) meeting taking place this week in Mexico City.

Devex: GPEDC high-level meeting opens in Mexico City
“Over 1,500 heads of state, government officials and leaders from international development organizations, businesses, civil society and foundations gathered on Tuesday in Mexico City to open the first high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation…” (Santamaria, 4/16).

Devex: GPEDC told to push traditional donors, ‘nudge’ new ones on transparency
“…One of the items on the agenda is transparency — and on that issue the way forward is obvious, according to David Hall-Matthews, director of Publish What You Fund, a London-based nonprofit that advocates for more and better information about aid…” (Patton, 4/16).

The Guardian: Global alliance warns of no end to poverty unless countries pull together
“The fight to end poverty is at ‘a critical juncture’ and will require greater collaboration and stronger political will, delegates at a high-level meeting in Mexico have warned…” (Jones, 4/17).

U.N. News Centre: In Mexico, Ban urges renewed global partnership for development in address to aid forum
“With the deadline for the globally agreed development targets fast approaching, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewed global partnership to advance sustainable development and a life of dignity for all…” (4/15).