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GPEDC Meetings Outline Need For More Effective Development Cooperation

News outlets report on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) meeting, which took place in Mexico City this week.

Devex: Civil society concerns as global partnerships meeting ends in Mexico
“Masked civil society representatives took the stage briefly on Wednesday at the closing plenary of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation’s first high-level meeting, which focused on the role of the private sector in development…” (Saldinger, 4/17).

Inter Press Service: Civil Society Wants More Influence in New Development Agenda
“Making international cooperation more effective requires a civil society with greater influence in the negotiations of the development agenda that the world’s governments are to adopt in 2015, civil society representatives said at an international meeting in Mexico…” (Godoy, 4/17). DFID announces U.K.’s first development impact bond
“The U.K. is to launch the first development impact bond — an international version of the social impact bond — International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said. … Greening will launch the new bond to invest in the prevention of deadly sleeping sickness in Uganda while attending the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation summit in Mexico…” (Mair, 4/17).