Programme, Consultation and Data Collection Workshop, Pristina, 2-3 July 2014_eng


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Programme, Consultation and Data Collection Workshop, Pristina, 2-3 July 2014_eng

  1. 1. Zyra E Kryeministrit-Ured Premiera-Office Of The Prime Ministre 2 Rue André Pascal 75775 Paris Cedex 16 France Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 24 82 00 Fax: +33 (0) 1 45 24 13 05 This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. It should not be reported as representing the official views of the EU, the OECD or its member countries, or of beneficiaries participating in the SIGMA Programme. The opinions expressed and arguments employed are those of the author(s). This document and any map included herein are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area .*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence. Consultation and data collection and presenting the final analysis PROGRAMME 2 JULY 2014 09:00 -16:00 3 JULY 2014 09:00-14:30
  2. 2. 2 1. Purpose Kosovo introduced a system of concept papers in March 2012, an analytical process to assist ministries in thinking through the development of policy and potential legislation, designed to inform the drafting of laws and policy decisions. These documents cover key issues such as objectives, policy rationale, strategic linkages and fiscal impact. SIGMA’s 2013 assessment and subsequent review of policy making found that the ability within ministries to plan ahead and properly factor in implementation costs and the capacity to scrutinise draft proposals within the centre of government is challenging. This has a real impact, resulting in backlogs due to overburdening and unrealistic planning. The quality of analysis within the concept papers is of varying quality. The assessment tends to be fairly superficial, often without financial analysis or where it is undertaken, it is narrowly focused on whether the proposal was affordable within the current budgetary agreement rather than evaluating it in terms of the systemic impact, e.g. whether the proposal would impose costs on businesses. SIGMA is undertaking work with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and selected priority ministries to: 1) Provide advice on the scrutiny and quality assurance function of the OPM; 2) Assist selected ministries in the development of concept papers – leading them through the analytical process at all stages of policy development. This work contributes directly to one of the key priorities identified within Kosovo to achieve policy development which is characterised by interministerial dialogue with other ministries and non- governmental stakeholders. 2. Format of the sessions Consultation with those that are affected by proposed policy changes and other stakeholders is an essential element of an effective policy making system. An analytical process has several stages. The final analysis is a more detailed appraisal of the options used to informing stakeholders of the governments’ final decision, reasons for the decision and how the views of stakeholders were considered during the policy development process. This workshop will explore consultation as an essential means to ensure that stakeholders views are properly taken into account when developing and implementing policy. It will cover approaches to collect data when there are gaps and participants will develop a stakeholder consultation strategy for their concept paper. This session will provide participants with an opportunity to prepare a final analysis and summary sheet and appraise the approaches taken by the other groups.
  3. 3. 3 AGENDA FOR SIGMA AND THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER CONSULTATION AND DATA COLLECTION AND PRESENTING THE FINAL ANALYSIS 2 JULY 2014 09:00 – 09:20 Aims of the day and introductions Peter Vagi 09:20 – 09:40 Warm up activity Graham Grey 09:40 – 10:10 Interministerial consultation Representative of OPM 10:10 – 10:50 Benefits and the basis of consultation, including stakeholder identification Erik Akse 10:50 Coffee 11:10 – 11:40 Planning for consultation Erik Akse 11:40 – 13:00 Lunch and coffee, including breakout session: Planning consultation for ministerial Concept Papers 13:00 – 13:40 Discussion of result of the Breakout session Erik Akse 13:40 – 14:10 Good and bad examples of consultation Erik Akse 14.10 – 15:10 Introduction into data analysis and presentation of findings Graham Grey 15:10 – 15:45 Breakout session: Data analysis plan for the ministerial Concept Papers Graham Grey 15:45 – 16:00 Review of the day and plan for tomorrow Peter Vagi 16:00 End of the session
  4. 4. 4 DAY TWO, 3 JULY 2014 AGENDA FOR SIGMA AND THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER CONSULTATION AND DATA COLLECTION AND PRESENTING THE FINAL ANALYSIS 3 JULY 2014 09:00 – 09:10 Recap of yesterday and aims of the day Peter Vagi 09:10 – 12:00 Breakout session: Discussion on ministerial Concept Papers in separate groups All 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Coffee 13:00 – 14:00 Presentation of ministerial Concept Papers and joint group discussion Graham Grey 14:00 – 14:20 Lessons learned of all workshops Peter Vagi 14:20 – 14:30 Wrap up and next steps Peter Vagi 14:30 End of the session