Training on Development Effectiveness

Jun 15, 2017

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As a part of capacity development of government officials, Knowledge for Development Management (K4DM) Project supported by UNDP organized a training session on Development Effectiveness on 15 June at NEC 2 conference room in Dhaka, with 35 participants, mainly officials from the Economic Relations Division (ERD). Shamima Nargis, Additional Secretary, ERD and National Project Director of K4DM Project welcomed the participants and Mr. Monowar Ahmed, Additional Secretary of ERD and Wing Chief of the Development Effectiveness facilitated the course as Key Resource Person. Dr. Rezaul Basher Siddique and Dr. Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Deputy Secretary of ERD made two presentations on aid effectiveness and its different principles and indicators.

In different sessions, the participants were informed on changing dynamics of aid effectiveness agenda and challenges of effective and transparent development cooperation. In addition, key elements of aid effectiveness such as inclusive national ownership, alignment and harmonization with national policy and programmes, transparency and accountability of aid management, predictability, results and effective implementation of aid etc. were also discussed in different sessions.

Challenges of aid effectiveness were also shared during sessions, the challenges include – weak coordination and collaboration among the government agencies, capacity constraints, lack of policy coherence and reluctance of development partners to implement the aid effectiveness principles.

The participants demanded another training session on Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) and National Project Director for K4DM Project agreed on this. 

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