The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning today hosted the 64th Development Partner Coordination Group (DPCG).
The DPCG is the highest-level coordination body responsible for overseeing the entire aid coordination system. DPCG brings together policy makers and development partners to discuss development related issues. It is composed of Permanent Secretaries, Heads of bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, as well as representatives of civil society and the private sector.
During the meeting, participants discussed a range of items including social protection policy with focus on restructuring of the Ubudehe, refugees situation and the draft of 2017 Development Partners Retreat. Development Partners were briefed on the process and timeline for development of vision 2050, the third Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS3) and also gave an update on Special Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) assessment, key findings and way-forward.
Chairing the DPCG meeting, the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to Treasury Caleb Rwamuganza welcomed and thanked the two DPCG Co-Chairs World Bank Country Director, Mr Yasser El Gammal and Mr. Lamin Maneh, the United Nations Residence Coordinator for good consultations they had during preparations of 64th DPCG.
“This is the last DPCG meeting for 2016 and end of our 1st semester of the Fiscal Year 2016/17, on behalf of the government I would like to thank you for your tireless efforts this calendar year and continued collaboration. A lot has been achieved.” The Permanent Secretary and Secretary to Treasury Caleb Rwamuganza said.
DPCG is chaired by Permanent Secretary and Secretary to Treasury of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and co-chaired by World Bank and the UN.