Presentation on theme: "1 General Budget Support DPG Induction 2009 August 25, 2009 – Dar es Salaam Poverty Reduction Budget Support Group Organization and Work Programme Presentation."— Presentation transcript:
1 General Budget Support DPG Induction 2009 August 25, 2009 – Dar es Salaam Poverty Reduction Budget Support Group Organization and Work Programme Presentation by Sipho S. Moyo, Resident Representative of the African Development Bank & Chair of the PRBS Group in Tanzania
August 25, 2009DPG Induction2 Presentation outline 1. Brief on General Budget Support (GBS) 2. Poverty Reduction Budget Support (PRBS) Group What is it? Leadership Membership Structure Coordination 3. Work Programme Main activities/Outputs
August 25, 2009DPG Induction3 1.Brief on General Budget Support GBS: - provides external resources directly to the national budget for national priorities; - passes directly to the Exchequer of the recipient country; - uses government delivery, management & decision making systems; - relies on national/ domestic accountability mechanisms
August 25, 2009DPG Induction 4 1. Brief on General Budget Support, Cont. GBS aims at, amongst others : Supporting the financing of MKUKUTA/MKUZA Enhancing ownership & transparency of external resources Strengthening of the budget management process Reinforcing parliamentary oversight role/domestic accountability over external resources In Tanzania GBS is provided by 14 DPs. Last fiscal year (FY08/09), GBS amounted to TShs 875,061 million (approx. USD 700m) which was about 36% of the external resources and about 12% of the Government budget. The commitment for FY09/10 amounts to TShs 977,982 million.
August 25, 2009 DPG Induction 5 2. The PRBS Group – What is it? The PRBS Group = group of bi- and multilateral DPs providing GBS to URT, The overall objective of the group is to support Tanzania’s development/growth and poverty reduction agenda through GBS, The group aims at amongst others: Providing financial resources for promoting growth and poverty reduction. Ensuring regular, open, and fruitful dialogue on the implementation of the Partnership Framework Memorandum (PFM) commitments. Ensuring coherency and coordination of PRBS partners’ positions and activities with respect to the implementation of PFM.
August 25, 2009DPG Induction6 2. PRBS Group – Leadership & Membership PRBS group is lead by a rotating Troika+ system comprising of: incoming, current and outgoing Chair, the World Bank as a permanent member and the IMF as an associate. Commitment to Troika+ is for 3 years PRBS Group comprises of: AfDB, Canada, Denmark, European Commission, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and The World Bank The structure comprises three levels: Heads of Mission (HoM); Heads of Development Cooperation (HoC) and the Coordination Group (CG)
August 25, 2009DPG Induction7 2. PRBS Group – Structure & Coordination HoM meet if there is an urgent, high-level, political matter to discuss (more on an ad hoc basis) HoC meet regularly (1x to 2x per month) and are responsible for amongst others: Steering the decision-making on the strategic direction and developments of the GBS instrument, Forging a consensus among PRBS partners on policy priorities and progress on reforms before engaging with the GoT and other stakeholders with a common PRBS position, Conduct high level policy dialogue with GoT (and other stakeholders) on the GBS process
August 25, 2009DPG Induction8 2. PRBS Group – Structure and Coordination, Cont The CG group is composed of one technical member (Economist or other designated member) from each agency providing GBS The CG meets regularly (1x/2x per month) and is responsible for amongst others: Coordination & well functioning of the PRBS facility, Providing inputs and technical support to HoC on all matters relating to PRBS cooperation, Providing a link between the PRBS group and ongoing cluster working groups and sector/thematic working groups
August 25, 2009DPG Induction9 2. PRBS Group – Structure and Coordination, Cont The (permanent) PRBS secretariat (Elikana and Paulina): Supports the PRBS group in the implementation of the Partnership Framework Memorandum (PFM), Performance Assessment Framework (PAF), GBS Annual Review and GBS work programme, and other relevant GBS issues; Acts as a focal point for coordinating and administering the activities and processes of the PRBS group; Works jointly with the GoT counterpart i.e. GBS Secretariat in facilitating a smooth GBS functioning and dialogue throughout the year
August 25, 2009DPG Induction 10 3. PRBS Group Work Programme Main activities/ output include: GBS Annual Review Cycle: The cycle allows GBS partners and GoT to assess performance against commitments in the PFM and the PAF through regular interactions with GoT in sector and cluster working groups and the joint GBS secretariat meetings, PRBS group monitors and participates in other national processes (i.e. sector reviews, PER, MKUKUTA/MKUZA/PPW, etc), The Group produces joint positions and communications relating to the GBS instrument and issues of national policy,
August 25, 2009DPG Induction 11 3. PRBS Group Work Programme Main activities/ output include: The Group interacts with Parliament, media and CSO’s on matters related to GBS, The cycle culminates into the Annual National Policy Dialogue Event, 18-25 November 2009, Within 3 weeks of the conclusion of the annual review, each GBS partner will communicate its planned contributions for the next three years to the Government; Within 6 weeks following receipt of the final report of the annual review, each GBS partner will confirm its disbursement schedule for the next financial year to the Government.