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Session 2 Breakout Group 2 Discussion Results


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Session 2 Breakout Group 2 Discussion Results

  1. 1. Pillar 2 Recommendations World Bank East Asia Pacific Strategy
  2. 2. Pillar 2 <ul><li>Supporting the developmental underpinnings for peace, renewed growth and poverty reduction in the poorest and most fragile state. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Poorest & Most Fragile State and Sub-national Regions <ul><li>Countries </li></ul><ul><li>Papua New Guinea </li></ul><ul><li>Lao </li></ul><ul><li>Tonga </li></ul><ul><li>Mongolia </li></ul><ul><li>Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>Timor-Leste </li></ul><ul><li>Solomon Islands </li></ul><ul><li>Myanmar </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-national Regions </li></ul><ul><li>Aceh, Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Mindanao, Philippines </li></ul>
  4. 4. Diagnostic: Current Challenges <ul><li>High unemployment, especially among youth </li></ul><ul><li>Tension within families because of lack of employment or underemployed </li></ul><ul><li>Constant wave of crime in the country threaten economic and social activities </li></ul><ul><li>Weak public institutions, weak public financial management </li></ul><ul><li>Weakening of local institution by massive influx of development aids </li></ul><ul><li>Companies dump illegal materials </li></ul><ul><li>Level of strength of CSO operation is generally weak </li></ul>
  5. 5. Current Challenges <ul><li>Unclear identification of who are the poor? </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing income gap among the population </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges in sustainable and transparent management of natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Inefficient centralized system </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly women and children vulnerable in the post conflict era </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot deal with ideological differences </li></ul>
  6. 6. More challenges <ul><li>Governance remained mostly centralized </li></ul><ul><li>Unsustainable development growth, benefiting only the elite </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing land speculation, large land ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Scarcity of human resources </li></ul><ul><li>Unpopular issues on hold because of legitimacy issue of national leadership </li></ul>
  7. 7. More …. <ul><li>Growing land crisis across the countries as the result of unequal access to land </li></ul><ul><li>Shrinking CSO’s space for dialogues with government </li></ul><ul><li>Weak political system, fragile democracy, divisiveness among the population, worse in the election process, weak rule of laws </li></ul><ul><li>Media under constant threats, lack freedom of expression, access to information limited </li></ul>
  8. 8. Current CSO/WB engagement <ul><li>WB/CSO engagement already started, but need to be strengthening </li></ul><ul><li>CSO started to implement project, with fund channeled through the WB </li></ul><ul><li>WB organizes joint meetings gov. and CSO </li></ul>
  9. 9. Possible follow up actions <ul><li>Actions must reflect local context </li></ul><ul><li>Promote private sectors: informal sector and SME- through building of enabling environment and business and technical training </li></ul><ul><li>Support the capability development of CSO and government in natural resources management and sustainable management of fund and in developing long term vision, development plan for the country </li></ul><ul><li>Support the positive engagement of CSO and government at all level of engagement on land access </li></ul><ul><li>Support the sharing of lesson learned among CSO in the region </li></ul>
  10. 10. More follow up actions <ul><li>Support regular joint analysis of economic and social conflict across the region </li></ul><ul><li>Have a regional program for the next generation of CSO leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Support CSO in the role of watch dog on public financial management </li></ul><ul><li>Land Administration and market assistance: Bank, Gov and CSO engage in the discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Map indigenous political structure, and re-traditionalize it, update it and adapt it in rural communities </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen and facilitate the funding access to CSO </li></ul>
  11. 11. What to do next…. <ul><li>Specific language to draw the attention on women specific needs in the strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce and strengthen the application of CEDAW and Beijing Platform for Action for the countries </li></ul><ul><li>Address specific women and children vulnerabilities in the WB policy statement for pillar 2 is most critical </li></ul><ul><li>Promote women and men involvement in the lowest level of development planning and implementing </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the increase of women in decision making and at the public management sector </li></ul>
  12. 12. Strengthen state governance <ul><li>Reinforce access to information by rural communities </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen access to mass media as a channel to communicate to rural and remote communities </li></ul><ul><li>Aid Effectiveness: WB to work with other donors to prioritize the issues of the countries </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen institution for Public Financial Management </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>