Presentation on theme: "Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP1 Ghanas GPRS II/MDGs Processes and Experiences MDG-Based Development Planning Training Workshop in Dar-es-Salaam."— Presentation transcript:
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP1 Ghanas GPRS II/MDGs Processes and Experiences MDG-Based Development Planning Training Workshop in Dar-es-Salaam
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP2 OBJECTIVES Share experience on key features of the GPRS II/MDGs processes at the country level. Generate discussion on the lessons learned. Guide future action.
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP3 THE ROAD MAP Govt Provided the Political Will MP Missions Formation Of National MDGs Committee MDGs Needs Assessment Process GPRS II Process Lessons Learned
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP4 THE MDGs NEEDS ASSESSMENT PROCESS Steps taken in the preparation of the Needs Assessment (NA) report –Government sent a formal request for assistance to the UNCT and the Millennium Project (MP) in carrying out an MDG NA. –Two MP Missions followed –GoG responded with TORs To carry out NA indicating the long-term financial, infrastructure & HR needs to meet the MDGs
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP5 THE MDGs NEEDS ASSESSMENT PROCESS II Steps Contd…… –GoG responded with TORs Contd……. To develop long-term plan outlining policies, institutions and investments to achieve the MDGs by extending and revising the 2012 long-term framework in the light of the MDGs NA. To carry out the necessary analysis for the 2005 revision of the existing GPRS and assist government to produce a revised MDG-based GPRS.
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP6 THE MDGs NEEDS ASSESSMENT PROCESS III Steps Contd…… –Sectoral working groups formed (based on GPRS groups) –Engagement of 2 MDGs Technical Advisors (TAs) to work with the sector groups –National Workshop to validate the initial report prepared by the TAs –Support from the MP and MDG Center in Nairobi –Upon Validation workshop recommendation, a retreat was held to finalize the sector documents –Contracted a Synthesis/Costing Consultant
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP7 THE MDGs NEEDS ASSESSMENT PROCESS IV Put in place a National MDG Committee under the overall leadership of the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, and the technical coordination of the MDG/GPRS unit of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. –Provides overall platform for the synchronization of strategies and interventions towards the attainment of the MDGs. –Building on the current work by different actors (Government, civil society, UN Agencies and other development partners), the team helps to enhance coordinated action at both policy and technical levels to bolster Ghanas efforts to attain the MDGs
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP8 IDEAL WORKING GROUP STRUCTURE Thematic Working Groups Line Ministries MDG Strategy Group Civil society organization Private sector UN Country Team Donors Min. of Fin. & Econ Planning/ National Development Planning Commission
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP9 GHANAs WORKING GROUP STRUCTURE 2 Technical Advisors* MDAs MDG Strategy Group Civil society organization Private sector UN Country Team Donors Min. of Fin. & Econ Planning/ National Development Planning Commission
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP10 GPRS II PROCESS Reconstitution of Cross-Sectoral Planning Groups (CSPG) on five thematic areas of the GPRS II –Macro-economic stability –Production and Gainful Employment –HD and Provision of Basic Services –Special program for the Vulnerable & Excluded –Good Governance
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP11 GPRS II PROCESS – 2 Formation of core working group within the CSPGs Formation of a common approach and methodologies used within and among the five thematic groups Undertook Policy Harmonization – point of integration of MDGS/NEPAD brought on board
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP12 Validations, reviews and prioritization –Steering committee (Commission Members) –Policy Management Teams of MDAs and DPs Stakeholders consultations on Policy Framework –Focus groups, identifiable bodies, Regional, Districts and Communities GPRS II PROCESS – 3
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP13 Programming and Costing of MDA plans – usual budgeting process of MDAs Policy review and hearing for MDAs with MTEF/Budget Division Finalization of Budget estimates/costing from MDAs Review of Budget in line with GPRS priorities National stakeholders Forum/Consultation on final draft. GPRS II PROCESS – 4
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP14 LESSONS LEARNED Timeline suggested by MP was seen as imposition –Involvement of MDAs inadequate at the beginning –Difficult to say that the NA process is fully nationally owned Costing was problematic –No model to dwell on immediately and time constraint did not allow for proper forecasting – dwelled more on incremental adjustment –No scenario costing was undertaking
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2006GOG/UNDP15 Harmonization of policies ensured – GPRS II goals draw links with global and regional goals: GPRS II MDG focus GPRS II process adopted sector approach The approach is top-bottom in character as in the case for MDG NA LESSONS LEARNED – 2