How German development cooperation helps make global financing more effective in the health, education and climate sectors
by Dorit Lehr, Caroline Schmidt, Anna-Maria von Roda
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, January 2014
Today, many development challenges cannot be tackled by any one country alone, but only by joining forces. This is true of both the financing and the implementation of development strategies. In this context, global financing mechanisms play a crucial role. Not only are they intended to leverage international cooperation and make it more effective but also help put cooperation firmly on the basis of partnership. The BACKUP model aims to support the work of global financing mechanisms by providing flexible assistance at short notice in line with partner country needs, thus ensuring that the resources of global financing mechanisms can be used to greater effect.