Session 2 Breakout Group 4 Discussion ResultsPresentation Transcript
Group 4 discussion result
Lacking independent think tank to exchange knowledge: not favorable environment and low capacity of CSOs (Vietnam)
WB has global learning network: (Papua New Guinea): The voice of educated people, not the poor and excluded/rural people.
Comparative countries constrained by the context and relevant indicators in knowledge sharing.
How to exchange knowledge and experiences=> including the broader public to get better knowledge ( Mongolia)
Development communication: changing behaviors/educations/health issues
FIJI: WB is knowledge bank? New initiatives/ideas?=> Consultancy for local government.
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.
WB support and facilitate the platform for exchanges of ideas and knowledge within and among countries (Mongolia).
What kind of engagement: consultative meeting?
How involving the CSOs in monitoring and evaluation of the projects?=> political process of keeping the information confidential=> more transparent process of WB projects.
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
WB offers small grants to CSOs=> more financial support for CSOs, sustainability and capacity of CSOs.
How to promote the knowledge sharing among CSOs and WB?
China: WB helps China since 1980s=> China learn from WB experiences=>pilot projects could provide good experiences and knowledge for policy making process.
WB worked with CSOs in China=> active participation of government in designing process with technical assistance from WB: youth development: HIV problems
CSOs can provide inputs to development reports of WB.
How to promote CSOs-WB exchanges of knowledge?
WB knowledge for developmentn Center: this job shares its information to the other partners=> make it available to the communities (the Phillippines)
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.
Equal exchanges of knowledge: global concept imposed on local communities: people get confused. They need to understand the communities first (FIJI)
How to promote exchanges of knowledge?
CSOs input can help WB to adjust its policies.
Trust fund may be the way to ensure the partnership among different donors and partners: government controlled the trust fund=> no participation of CSOs.
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
More involvement of CSOs in the development process: monitoring and evaluation. Associations of independent monitoring/approval experts.
CSOs involved in the government procurement.
Information and knowledge sharing among CSOs in the region should be promoted. ( NGOs council is set up in Mongolia) with WB support.
The right to information as well as associations should be respected.
User-friendly information system of WB.
We need to clarify the information needs of CSOs from WB: how efficient the WB has been in each country?
Regular Consultation with CSOs on WB projects.
Contribute to five-year development plan as well as CGE meeting.
Knowledge sharing should focus on how to share not what!