This chapter briefly outlines how and why the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC), has to date, largely failed. Drawing on desk research and on participant observation at the Mexico City High-Level Meeting the authors suggest that the GPEDC has instead succeeded in opening up space for another kind of partnership, which could in turn help to bridge the gaps that it has thus far failed to overcome between the North and South, and between governments and civil society groups from the South.
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