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Multi Donor Trust Fund – National and South Technical session with Worldbank Technical Secretariats, GoNU, GoSS, UN and donors 5 May 2008, Sudan Consortium.

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1 Multi Donor Trust Fund – National and South Technical session with Worldbank Technical Secretariats, GoNU, GoSS, UN and donors 5 May 2008, Sudan Consortium

2 National MDTF MDTF as effective instrument for Donor harmonisation and coordination, In 2005 5 donors; now 8 donors Donors paid $ 234 mln; committed 80 %; disbursed 36 % of paid in Co-funded GoNU $ 366 mln = 67 %, increasing dialogue with GoNU counterparts.

3 External Review MDTFs findings-1 1.MTDF programs relevant to JAM/CPA, with increasing focus on institutional development 2.Performance MDTF portfolio moderately satisfactory 3.Disbursement rate fairly low (36 % after 2,5 years) but similar to other programs in Sudan. 4.Some programs delayed due to mngt constraints and overoptimistic planning; delay in counterpart funding also impacts on progress.

4 MDTF-N external review findings -2 5. GoNU ownership and familiarity with WB/ MDTF procedures increased, but still outstanding issues re procedures on procurement, financial mngt. 6. Good monitoring and financial & technical support by TS (WB) and Monitoring Agent. 7. Governance structure: OC focusses on operational issues; thematic groups required for policy& planning coordination.

5 Recommendations from Review Stronger leadership of GoNU & donors with more dialogue on strategic directions Increase knowledge on implementation ie by joint supervision and stronger relation with Monitoring Agent Clarify and resolve counterpart funding Make Thematic Groups operational to align MDTF to national policies/systems

6 After the review… Donors conclusion: Phase II of N-MDTF need to address lessons learned (no business as usual); enhanced dialogue Added to recommendations: -Despite pressure to expand portfolio, MDTF-N need to focus more; -More attention required for implementation issues. -TS/WB-Kha needs to be strenghtened;

7 Replenishing the MDTF-National - donors views: GoNU development policy is broad: further discussion / analysis needed of how MDTF-N fits in, i.e. on financing Joint Projects GoSS/GoNU Increased focus on war affected and border areas to promote stability as well as poverty reduction: the East and the Three Areas Three Areas and East only received about $ 12 mln and $ 4,3 mln resp under MDTF-N programs; NB budgets: $73 mln Three Areas and $65 mln East: in total $ 138 mln = 59 % of MDTF; $137 mln, $58 mln resp, = 36% of MDTF-programming overall GoNU spending in Three Areas was 5 % of JAM target

8 Replenishing the MDTF-National - donors views State programs to be backed up by national reform programs to enhance impact at state/locality level. i.e. decentralisation of planning & funding Use joint progress reviews of programs– addressing implementation issues - to engagement, and enhance dialogue with counterparts Create synergies with WBs analytical work on budget, social sectors, economic growth etc. Address sustainability in design of modalities: shift to implementation led by Sudanese.

9 Way forward; Solving outstanding issues on Phase II strategy, mainly financial planning/ funding ratio New commitments foreseen mid 2008, aim to increase, to achieve objectives New OC composition? New donor co chair? Division of labour among donors to follow implementation progress more effectively

10 MDTF-South Reflections on First Phase (2005-8)

11 Overview MDTF-S 14 donors have contributed to date: - $355m donor funding committed; $224m signed grant agreements (63%) –$125m in project accounts; $109m paid out (30%) Co-funding GoSS and donors: –Current de facto shift in funding ratio to approx 50:50; –GoSS contributions less than envisaged due to GoSS budgetary problems

12 Overview of Funding

13 Conclusions of External Review Delivery now picking up and broadly in line with expectations as a result of stronger GoSS and TS capacity; Critical issue is prioritisation of available funding, with clarity as to GoSS and donor contributions; Need to enable the MDTF Oversight Committee to function at a strategic level; Strengthening of NGO engagement (at policy level as well as in implementation).

14 Co-Chairs Assessment Now much stronger GoSS ownership of the MDTF mechanism; strengthened platform for policy dialogue & overall government-led aid co- ordination; Capacity of WB/TS Juba Office strengthened, but more capacity still needed esp. to deliver broader policy and analytical agenda; Much effort still needed for sectoral programmes to deliver quality & timely results. All programmes need strong ongoing supervision & monitoring.

15 MDTF-South Key issues moving forward (2008-10)

16 MDTF-S Key Issues(1): Financing -Estimate of $1.1 billion overall financing requirement 2008-11 (cost of current programmes plus approx $100 million new programmes) -GoSS requesting $751m donor pledge to MDTF for the period 2008-11. -Given the major financial needs of the MDTF-S for next phase, donor view is that it is essential that GoSS increases its allocations to the MDTF as soon as its revenue base allows. -Donors requested by GoSS to front load as much as possible to 2008 and 2009.

17 MDTF-S Key Issues(2): Prioritisation Unless both donors and GoSS can increase contributions above current levels, portfolio cannot be expanded to cover important new issues, and will need to be cut back. Portfolio will need to be prioritised within agreed envelope using GoSS Expenditure Priorities 2008-11 (focus on basic services, roads etc) as a framework to prioritise of Phase II proposals and allocation of any available finance to new programmes.

18 Proposals for MDTF-S (1): Strategic framework MDTF resource allocation to be prioritised using the GoSS Medium Term priorities 2008-11 document. Phase II programmes need to be very strategically focused – ensure comparative advantage and complementarity in each sector using the Budget Sector Groups. Move to decentralised delivery: state & counties Much stronger focus on cross-cutting synergies: gender, community driven development etc.

19 Proposals (2): Strengthening of Governance & Implementation Arrangements Oversight Committee enabled to play more strategic role with support of joint technical working group Effective linkages to new Sudan Recovery Fund (joint oversight mechanism to ensure complementarity) Stronger M&E mechanism (monthly) with good GoSS-wide participation. Modality to engage state and local government (not ad hoc): e.g. MDTF focal points in states? More strategic NGO engagement Much stronger communications strategy needed

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