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Session 2 Breakout Group 4 Discussion Results

  1. 1. Group 4 discussion result
  2. 2. Current conditions <ul><li>Lacking independent think tank to exchange knowledge: not favorable environment and low capacity of CSOs (Vietnam) </li></ul><ul><li>WB has global learning network: (Papua New Guinea): The voice of educated people, not the poor and excluded/rural people. </li></ul><ul><li>Comparative countries constrained by the context and relevant indicators in knowledge sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>How to exchange knowledge and experiences=> including the broader public to get better knowledge ( Mongolia) </li></ul><ul><li>Development communication: changing behaviors/educations/health issues </li></ul>
  3. 3. Current situation <ul><li>FIJI: WB is knowledge bank? New initiatives/ideas?=> Consultancy for local government. </li></ul><ul><li>CSOs have some skills that government can not provide? The need for sharing the knowledge between CSOs and WB=> trust and confidence to share the knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>WB support and facilitate the platform for exchanges of ideas and knowledge within and among countries (Mongolia). </li></ul>
  4. 4. WB-CS engagement <ul><li>What kind of engagement: consultative meeting? </li></ul><ul><li>How involving the CSOs in monitoring and evaluation of the projects?=> political process of keeping the information confidential=> more transparent process of WB projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Cambodia: what kind of knowledge? To be shared? Education quality problems? Many universities with low quality=> Social accountability for universities=> new knowledge has not been wide spread to the public/ investment in education system, right to access to information </li></ul><ul><li>WB offers small grants to CSOs=> more financial support for CSOs, sustainability and capacity of CSOs. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to promote the knowledge sharing among CSOs and WB? <ul><li>China: WB helps China since 1980s=> China learn from WB experiences=>pilot projects could provide good experiences and knowledge for policy making process. </li></ul><ul><li>WB worked with CSOs in China=> active participation of government in designing process with technical assistance from WB: youth development: HIV problems </li></ul><ul><li>CSOs can provide inputs to development reports of WB. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to promote CSOs-WB exchanges of knowledge? <ul><li>WB knowledge for developmentn Center: this job shares its information to the other partners=> make it available to the communities (the Phillippines) </li></ul><ul><li>In Mongolia, they set this system by themselves. CSO council for cooperation between CSOs and government, agreement between partners=> legal documents. Consider CSOs as equal partners, not as assistance to their programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Equal exchanges of knowledge: global concept imposed on local communities: people get confused. They need to understand the communities first (FIJI) </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to promote exchanges of knowledge? <ul><li>CSOs input can help WB to adjust its policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Trust fund may be the way to ensure the partnership among different donors and partners: government controlled the trust fund=> no participation of CSOs. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Action plans <ul><li>Substantial support (long-term financial and technical support and capacity building for CSOs: independent think tanks for policy analysis to provide evidence-based and relevant knowledge to policy makers and WB </li></ul><ul><li>More involvement of CSOs in the development process: monitoring and evaluation. Associations of independent monitoring/approval experts. </li></ul><ul><li>CSOs involved in the government procurement. </li></ul><ul><li>Information and knowledge sharing among CSOs in the region should be promoted. ( NGOs council is set up in Mongolia) with WB support. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to information as well as associations should be respected. </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly information system of WB. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to clarify the information needs of CSOs from WB: how efficient the WB has been in each country? </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Consultation with CSOs on WB projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to five-year development plan as well as CGE meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing should focus on how to share not what! </li></ul><ul><li>Pro-active participation of CSOs </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Thank you very much. </li></ul>
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