As part of the efforts to manage development co-operation efficiently and effectively, thereby achieving development results for the people of Myanmar, the Government of Myanmar and Development Partners adopted the Nay Pyi Taw Accord for Effective Development Co-operation at the first Myanmar Development Co-operation Forum (MDCF) in 2013. The Nay Pyi Taw Accord is based on the principles agreed globally through the Busan Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (Global Partnership) and emphasizes national ownership, transparency and accountability, a focus on results and inclusive partnerships and shared prosperity.
Against this backdrop, a Workshop on Monitoring Indicators for Effective Development Cooperation was organized by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development (MNPED) on 19 and 20 October 2015 in Yangon. The Workshop was designed based on the inputs from the Myanmar participants who attended the Regional Workshop on the Global Partnership Monitoring Indicators from 7 to 8 October 2015 in Bangkok, as well as through a number of in-country consultations with representatives from the government, international NGOs, local civil society organizations, private sector, and development partners.
To expand awareness of the Global Partnership Monitoring Framework amongst a broad range of development stakeholders including the Government of Mynamar, development partners, the private sector, civil society organisations and other interested parties.
To discuss Myanmar’s potential and readiness to adopt some or all of the Global Partnership monitoring indicators relevent and appropriate to Myanmar’s context, and the benefits and implications of those monitoring indicators.
During consultations informing the design of the Workshop, the originally one-day Workshop was expanded, upon the request from the private sector, to include an additional half-day long training/discussion on the Global Partnership monitoring indicator number 3: Engagement and contribution of the private sector to development. About 50 participants attended the workshop: approximately 53% from government, 23% from development partners, 18% from the private sector, and 6% from either international NGOs or local civil society organisations.