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1 The role of the OAS in the area of development Retreat Monday, February 4, 2008 Alfonso Quiñónez Executive Secretary for Integral Development

2 It is legitimate for people to wonder if democracy exists in their countries when a significant percentage of the population is condemned to live in poverty, ignorance, and disease, under governments that are not truly interested in satisfying their needs… Democracy and democratic governments have to deliver results …It is legitimate for people to wonder if democracy exists in their countries when a significant percentage of the population is condemned to live in poverty, ignorance, and disease, under governments that are not truly interested in satisfying their needs… Democracy and democratic governments have to deliver results … What role do we want the OAS to play in the development of the Hemisphere? José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the OAS, Upon receiving the Award granted by the International Foundation for Election Systems [IFES] in Washington D.C., on October 2, 2007

3 The Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) The CIDI is a body of the OAS which answers directly to the General Assembly, with decision-making power in matters of partnership for integral development. The purpose of CIDI is to promote partnership among it member States for the furtherance of their integral development an, in particular, to help eliminate poverty. Bodies of CIDI: The Permanent Executive Committee of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CEPCIDI); The Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (AICD); Nonpermanent Specialized Committees (CENPES); Inter-American Committees; and Other subsidiary bodies and agencies created by the Council

4 Political dialogue Strategic Plan for Partnership for Integral Development CIDI Regular Meeting: At least once a year at ministerial level Inter-American Committees Education (CIE) Science & Technology (COMCyT) Culture (CIC) Sustainable Develop. (CIDS) Social Develop. (CIDES) Ports (CIP) Sectoral meetings at ministerial level: Education Labor Science & Technology Culture Tourism Sustainable Development Social Development Specialized meetings Specific topics that member States deem appropriate CENPES AICD Management Board Other OAS projects Scholarships (Training) Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (IACD) (Supports CIDI and its subsidiary bodies, responsible for the execution and coordination of projects) CIDI: Partnership for development Evaluate REccomendREccomend Approves Technical cooperation Special Multilateral Fund of CIDI (FEMCIDI )

5 CIDI can be convened as: Regular, special, specialized or sectoral meetings GENERAL ASSEMBLY Inter-American Committees Subcommittee on Partnership for Development Policies Subcommittee on Program, Budget and Evaluation AICD Management Board Nonpermanent Specialized Committees (CENPES) FEMCIDI Sectoral meetings at Ministerial level: 1.Education 2.Labor 3.Science & Tech. 4.Culture 5.Tourism 6.Sustainable Develop. 7.Social Development Working Groups Permanent Executive Committee of CIDI (CEPCIDI) CIDI CIDI reports to the General Assembly through the Permanent Council (OAS Charter Art. 91F) IA COMMITTEES 1.Education - CIE 2.Science & Technology COMCyT 3.Culture - CIC 4.Sustainable Develop. - CIDS 5.Social Development - CIDES 6.Ports - CIP SEDI - Support Political Dialogue Inter-Americana Agency for Cooperation and Development (AICD )

6 CIDI: Investment in Meetings TOTAL : US$ 2, In addition to direct costs incurred by the host countries

7 Summit Process and CIDI Ministerials SUMMITS OF THE AMERICAS MINISTERIAL MEETINGS INTER-AMERICAN COMMITTEES Authorities of Committees Establishes mandates and hemispheric priorities Opportunities for political dialogue and decision making at the highest sectoral level Follow-up to Summits and Ministerial meetings mandates Provides technical advice Translates the ministerial dialogue into concrete cooperation strategies with the support of SEDI and its Departments. Promotes political dialogue and functions as Secretariat Provides support to member States in implementing activities

8 Triple Triple added value of the OAS: Political priorities Political blessing Three levels: Summits of the Americas, Ministerial meetings and Inter-American Committees Concrete actions Cooperation projects Exchange of experiences and best practices Institutional strengthening Training Effective public policies From mandates and political priorities to concrete actions and projects Ability to convene Work in coordination and support of international organizations and with the participation of civil society

9 Strategico Plan for Partnership for Integral Development Policy level: Policy level: Aims at strengthening the dialogue as well as the institutional arrangements and mechanisms that are critical to the ability of both governments and the General Secretariat to implement the Plan. Programmatic level: Programmatic level: Identifies a number of priority areas to ensure a focused and effective implementation of the Plan that are of special concern to member States and in which the OAS enjoys a comparative advantage. Principal Goal: Principal Goal: to support member States in their efforts to reduce poverty and inequity to provide equality of opportunities and to eradicate extreme poverty through capacity building of human resources and strengthening institutions. Action at two levels :

10 Areas for action of the Strategic Plan 1.Social development and creation of productive employment 2.Education 3.Diversification and integration, trade liberalization, and market access 4.Scientific development and exchange and transfer of technology 5.Strengthening of democratic institutions 6.Sustainable tourist development 7.Sustainable development and environment 8.Culture ¿Do these areas generate division? Would it be better to have an unifying theme? What place would we like to give the OAS in these areas for action? Do we have impact?

11 Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) Mission: To provide support to member states in their efforts to reduce poverty and achieve greater economic and social development by To provide support to member states in their efforts to reduce poverty and achieve greater economic and social development by: Supporting dialogue at the highest level; Acting as an agent that catalyzes and translates political agreements into concrete actions; Promoting, coordinating, and facilitating the execution of programs, projects, and activities.

12 Main objectives of SEDI To contribute in the consolidation of the OAS as a main political forum; (3) To develop, promote, and implement programs, projects and cooperation activities aimed to: (1)strengthening of capacity building; (2) strengthening of institutions, and (3) design and implementation of effective public policy; To establish or strengthen strategic partnerships; To mobilize resources; To increase the visibility of the Organization as an important actor in the area of development.

13 Organizational Chart SEDI Human Development Scholarship and Training Section Section of educational loans Educational Portal of the Americas Department of Follow-up, Policies and Programs Secretariat of CIDI and of Ministerial Meetings Program and Project Evaluation Section Department of Education and Culture Section of Education Section of Culture Department of Science and Technology Section of Science Section of Technology Department of Trade, Tourism and Competitiveness Section of Trade Section of Competitiveness Section of Tourism Foreign Trade Information System (CISE) Department of Sustainable Development Department of Social Development and Employment Section of Social Development Section of Employment Office of the Executive Secretary

14 Resources for Cooperation Resources: - Regular Fund - FEMCIDI - Specific Funds - Scholarship and Training Programs - Foundations associated with the OAS Trust for the Americas, Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF) - OAS offices in the member states (Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States*, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, México, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela) Financing sources and partnerships: - Member States - Permanent Observers - International and multilateral organizations - Private sector (corporations, foundations, private academic/technical institutions) - Non-profit organizations (civil society organizations, networks public academic/technical institutions)

15 Regular Fund Resources allocated to SEDI and its Departments (2008 Budget): Resources allocated to SEDI and its Departments (2008 Budget ): Funds allocated in the OAS Budget to SEDI in Chapter 7 (less the cost of meetings) and to the Department of Human Development, Sub- program 31E (only the Scholarships Division and the Education Portal) Total allocated for 2007: US $ ,00

16 FEMCIDI: Contributions Country Antigua & Bar6, , , , ,988 Argentina 204, , , , , , , , , Bahamas13, , , Barbados16, Belize7, Bolivia29, Brasil 453, , , , , , , , , Canada1,316, ,344, ,286, ,247, ,333, ,491, Chile 100, , Colombia 104, , , , , , , , Costa Rica 32, ,900 Dominica 5, Dom. Republic 35, , , Ecuador 10, , , , , El Salvador 32, , , , Grenada 23, , Guatemala 24, , , , , , Guyana 5, Haiti - 15, , Honduras 20, , , , , , , Jamaica 39, México1,087, , , , , , Nicaragua 18, Panamá 42, , , , , Paraguay 41, , , , , , , , Perú 85, , , , , St. Kitts & Nevis 5, St. Lucia 7, , , , St. Vincent &the G 5, Suriname 22, , , T&T 31, United States4,367, ,500, ,090, ,100, ,900, , ,702, Uruguay 80, , , , , Venezuela 44, , , , , , , , ,000.00

17 FEMCIDI: Projects financed to date Total: US $ and 861 projects YearUS $ # projects ,395, ,103, ,968, ,573, ,147, ,549, ,226, ,598, ,581,57793 TOTAL87,144,300861

18 FEMCIDI : Distribution of resources by region 40.5% English-speaking Caribbean countries, Haiti, Belize, Guyana y Suriname 23.5% Central American countries and the Dominican Republic 26% Spanish speaking South America and Brazil 10% North America (US and México)

19 FEMCIDI : Fondos solicitados (US$) vs. contribuciones por sector The Secretariat has observed that the overall amount of requests to the fund represents on average almost 500% of the total contributions. The most salient discrepancies occurred in the accounts of Culture where requests represented 1332% of the contributions during that time frame, Social Development 609%, environment 577% and trade 500%. Sector # Projects presented Funds requested (US $) Contributions granted (US $) Ratio of Requests / Contributions Science 28838,592,20911,085,737348% Culture 9810,312,176774,1371,332% Democ ,028,5862,635,076456% Education 40362,711,80412,889,369487% Social Develop ,359,2615,972,407609% Environ ,737,9836,188,766577% Tourism 10113,823,0463,623,582381% Trade 10418,308,7453,658,395500% Integral Develop. 2194,2771,255,03215% TOTAL ,068,0748,082,501474%

20 Specific Funds: Some specific examples of SEDI activities Best Practices Forum of the Americas ( )US $ Municipal Efficiency and Transparency (MuNet) US $ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ( )US $ Computers for Schools – Communities (CFS/CFC) (04-07)US $ e-Government Service Centers ( ) US $ Strengthening e-SMEs Policies and Institutions ( ) US $ RED GEALC –Network of e-government Leaders from LAC US $ Government Procurement Network ( )US $ Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in SMEs in the Caribbean (07-09)US $ Institutional Capacity Building ( ) US $ Approx Investment.US$ Universal Civil Identity Program in the Americas US $ (Honduras, Haití, partial amount Paraguay project - Fondo España) Office of the Executive Secretary:

21 Specific Funds: Some specific examples of SEDI activities Employment: 1 and a half year, the Inter-American Network for Labor Administration (RIAL) In 1 and a half year, the Inter-American Network for Labor Administration (RIAL) has organized and achieved: 5 5 Hemispheric workshops (Migration, employment services, health and occupational safety, labor dimension of FTAs) 8 8 bilateral cooperation activities among ministers of labor representatives of ministries of labor, union and business sector trained international organizations participating (ILO, IDB, among others) centers of research and participating NGOs 1 1 technical study on gender and employment Social Development: Network/based Capacity Building on Social Protection Strategies: Since 1991 holds annual Conferences of the Social Network of Latin America and the Caribbean 4 Hemispheric Workshops (on social protection systems) Effective promotion of cooperation between the Caribbean and Latin America 1 technical study on the effectiveness of social policy in providing of social services Close collaboration with international organizations (ECLAC, IDB, World Bank, among others) Strong support of the academic sector (UWI, Universidad de Chile, among others) APPROX. INVESTMENT: US $ APPROX. INVESTMENT : US $

22 Topic Estimated resources mobilized ( ) [1]/ Education for Democracy $896,100 $225,10CP Res. 831 $671,000Counterpart Early Childhood Education $535,669 $149,440CP Res. 831 $386,229Counterpart Education Indicators $442,919 $185,600CP Res. 831 $257,319Counterpart Teacher Formation $180,000 $60,000CP Res. 831 $120,000Counterpart Support Secretariat $126,564 CP Res. 831 Education:Culture: 3 ministerial priority areasconcrete activities during ministerial priority areas translated in concrete activities during 2007 : Culture and Development Culture and Development Culture as an engine of economic growth Seminar Culture as an engine of economic growth – public policy to promote the cultural sector and economic development. Partnerships with the WB, UNCTAD, IDB Culture, identity and diversity Culture, identity and diversity Art and Culture as stratefies to prevent social violence Seminar Art and Culture as stratefies to prevent social violence. Cultural diversity: practice and perspectives International seminar Cultural diversity: practice and perspectives – exchange of public policy practices to promote diversity Preservation and protection of cultural heritage Preservation and protection of cultural heritage. Workshops and sub regional case studies of policy and programs on protection of cultural heritage. APPROX. INVESTMENT: US $ APPROX. INVESTMENT: US $ Subfund CIE/OAS Res. 831 $746,704 USD34% Counterpart Resources $1,434,548 USD66% Total Resources$2,181,252 USD100% Specific Funds: Some specific examples of SEDI activities

23 Sustainable Development: APPROX. INVESTMENT: US $ APPROX. INVESTMENT: US $ Biodiversity and Sustainable Forest ManagementUS $6.9 MILL. Biodiversity and Sustainable Forest ManagementUS $6.9 MILL. Sustainable Energy and Climate Change MitigationUS $2.6 MILL. Sustainable Energy and Climate Change MitigationUS $2.6 MILL. Environmental Law, Policies and Economics US $2.46 MILL. Environmental Law, Policies and Economics US $2.46 MILL. Integrated Water Resource Integrated Water Resource ManagementUS $44.2 MILL. Management of Natural Hazard Management of Natural Hazard RiskUS $3.79 MILL. Trade: Capacity building in member States, in the last 5 years : Capacity building in member States, in the last 5 years : 150 courses, seminars, workshops and programs 8,000 people training from government, private sector and civil society Partnerships with IDB, WB, CARICOM, SIECA, Andean Community, CAF, etc. Approx. Investment:US$ 4,983,000 Foreign Trade Information System (SICE): Foreign Trade Information System (SICE): Regular Fund: Specific Funds: US$

24 Specific Funds: Some specific examples of SEDI activities Tourism: Science and Technology Engineering in the Americas (EftA) Engineering in the Americas (EftA), created in 2005 to improve the quality of engineering education and to establish recognized accreditation systems in the Hemisphere. 1 1 International Symposium in Engineering 4 4 EFtA planning meetings Partnership with the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Inter-American System of Metrology (SIM) Created in 1978 and joint to the OAS since 1995 with the participation of all member States. The OAS is the SIM Secretariat and since 2000 has: Promoted Promoted the creation of national laboratories of metrology in all member States Trained 1017 Trained 1017 professionals in metrology Organized104 Organized 104 inter comparisons (in 2002 only 3 laboratories participated, today has increased to 15) APPROX. INVESTMENT: US $ APPROX. INVESTMENT: US $ APPROX. INVESTMENT : US $ APPROX. INVESTMENT : US $ Small Tourism Enterprise Program Assistance Program to Small Hotels in Central AmericaUS $ CaribbeanexperiencesUS $ Haiti Public Attitudes Awareness Project Local CuisineUS $ Tourism Training and Capacity BuildingUS $

25 Scholarships and Training: Investment The budget execution for 2006 and 2007 reflect the temporary pause of the OAS Scholarships and Training Program Funds esecuted by the OAS Scholarships and Training Program Total executed : US $

26 Scholarships and Training: Academic studies

27 Scholarships and Training: Professional development Portal of the Americas

28 The OAS investment in the are of development The OAS investment in the are of development has been more than US $ 250 millions in the last 5 years

29 Resources are limited and we cannot be nor do everything for everyone It is important to define our niche and to focus our efforts on obtaining greater impact and recognition

30 …democracy is not just a matter of ideas, institutions, or values. Much more importantly, it is also about delivering results that benefit the people. For good governance, it is not enough to feel and act like a democrat or achieve high levels of growth: the real challenge is to preserve the stability of democracy and achieve economic growth by providing citizens at the same time with all those benefits and solutions to their problems promised them by a fully-fledged democracy and a prosperous economy …democracy is not just a matter of ideas, institutions, or values. Much more importantly, it is also about delivering results that benefit the people. For good governance, it is not enough to feel and act like a democrat or achieve high levels of growth: the real challenge is to preserve the stability of democracy and achieve economic growth by providing citizens at the same time with all those benefits and solutions to their problems promised them by a fully-fledged democracy and a prosperous economy What role do we want the OAS to play in the development of the Hemisphere?` José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the OAS, during the Regional Seminar Macroeconomic Policies and poverty, Lima, Peru, September de 2007


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