Global accountability — reserved mainly for intergovernmental development cooperation?: Page 2 of 2
Posted on 23 March 2014
internationally-recognised principles like those emerging from Busan and the Istanbul Principles on CSO Development Effectiveness.
Mutual accountability serves as an essential principle for effective development cooperation as it holds all stakeholders accountable for progress and development effectiveness. But the intergovernmental approach of the UN and its processes in defining global accountability has so far been shielded under the premise of respecting the rights of sovereign states.
In essence, then, what makes the GPEDC far more advanced than the UN processes is the recognition of the premise that the principles of development effectiveness — in particular, respect for human rights and democratic processes — should operate at every level, for every stakeholder. Indeed, a new global development agenda backed by the strength of multiplicity of all development actors would benefit not only in shaping global accountability processes, but in promoting the democratic sovereignty of nations. ###