The DPCG is part of the CAADP partnership structure which comprises the CAADP Partnership Platform, the CAADP Business Meeting, the DPTT and different work streams. At its conception, DPCG was designed to provide a platform for development partners to coordinate and align their support, share information and adopt common principles and practices in CAADP implementation at continental, regional and country levels. A total of 22 institutions are currently active participants in the task team.
The new Chairmanship was officially launched at a kick-off meeting in Bonn on February 12th, 2016. Participants included African institutions such as NEPAD Agency, donor organisations (EU Commission, The Netherlands, The World Bank, USAID, Canada, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) as well as development partners (FAO, World Food Programm, Global Donor Platform on Rural Development, IFPRI and ECDPM).