Experience sharing workshop on Implementation of Development Projects: Issues and ChallengesMay 11, 2018
To discuss the issues and challenges of implementation of development projects, a workshop was organized by the Knowledge for Development Management (K4DM) Project of UNDP on 10-11 May at BCDM in Rajendrapur, Gazipur. National Project Directors and Project Managers of UNDP Bangladesh participated in the workshop.
Mr Kazi Shofiqul Azam, Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD) inaugurated the workshop while Dr. Kazi Anowarul Hoque, Additional Secretary (UN Wing) of ERD chaired the session.
Mr. Shah Kamal, Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Mr. Md. Nurul Amin, Secretary, Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, Ms. Mia Seppo, UN Residence Coordinator were special guests in the inaugural session.
The workshop contributed towards better understanding on the dynamics of project implementation, identification of implementation challenges and policy recommendations for smooth implementation of projects.
In her address, Ms. Mia Seppo, UN Resident Coordinator mentioned that, Bangladesh need to revisit development initiatives for next ten years under the context of current development such as LDC Graduation. Mia appreciated SDG trackers, developed by the Government of Bangladesh which can be followed by other countries as best practice. She further added that, United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) has been developed considering the development agenda and priority need for betterment of the people of Bangladesh.
Mr. Sudipto Mukerjee, Country Director, UNDP presented key facts and figures on Bangladesh -UNDP Partnership-Past, Present and Future.
Dr. Kazi Anoawarul Hoque, Additional Secretary of ERD and also the NPD of K4DM Project presented key findings on the challenges of project implementations as identified by the NPDs. In the working sessions, the participants concentrated on and the challenges in project approval stage, implementation stage and strengthening the monitoring mechanism.