Third Roundtable on Managing for Development Results

Day 3 – Wednesday, February 7


09.00 – 11.00 Leadership to Implement MfDR: Developing the Capacity to Lead for Results
  • The objective of this session is to identify what can be done to develop leadership capacity in order to manage for development results and improve accountability.

Chair: Edward Dua Agyeman, Auditor-General, Republic of Ghana

  • Speakers:
  • Discussant: Benoît-Pierre Laramée, Manager Results-Based Management Unit, Canadian International Development Agency
09.00 – 11.00 How can we Monitor and Evaluate?: Learning From Tried and True Approaches
  • This session will present some of the relevant monitoring and evaluation tools and approaches that have been found most useful based on actual experiences in partner countries. It will also identify opportunities and barriers to applying the tools to improve policy and program performance.

Chair: Per O. Bastoe, Principal Results Management Specialist, Asian Development Bank

  • Speakers:
    • Bui Ha, Director General, Department of General Economic Issues, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam
    • Patric Isaac Donkar, Acting Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, National Development Planning Commission, Ghana
    • Yingming Yang, Director, Ministry of Finance, Peoples Republic of China
    • Mei Wang, Senior Economist, World Bank China Resident Mission
    • Raza Ahmad, Governance and Capacity Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank
    • Denis Jobin,Vice-President, IDEAS
  • Discussant: Terence D. Jones, Director, UNDP Bureau for Development Policy/Capacity Development Group
09.00 – 11.00 Evaluation & Monitoring: Breakout Session
  Improving Decision-Making for Results
  • The aim of this breakout session is to highlight and illustrate the contribution of ex ante analysis and assessments of poverty and social impact for evidence-based decision making; joint interventions by partner countries and donors; the design of policy reforms and effective management for development results. The session will focus on the poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA) approach and the ex ante poverty impact assessment (PIA) recently developed within the DAC Network on Poverty Reduction (POVNET).

Chair: Pierre Jacquet, Chair, DAC POVNET and AfD, France

  • Speakers:
  • Discussant: Nguyen Thang, Vietnam Academy for Social Sciences
09.00 – 11.00 Mutual Accountability & Partnerships: Breakout Session
  Holding Donors Accountable: How Can They Do Better?
  • This session will focus on country-level initiatives for holding donors to account and managing for results. What works in different countries? What can be done to increase the capacity of partner countries to manage aid more effectively and boost mutual accountability? What could donors do better?


Tran Manh Cuong, Deputy Director General, Foreign Economic Relations Department, Government of Vietnam

Maarten Brouwer, Director of Effectiveness & Quality, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

09.00 – 11.00 Planning & Budgeting: Breakout Session
  Getting Results into Public Sector Budgets
  • There are numerous tools for introducing performance improvement into the public sector, all require changing incentives and results. Reforms include performance-budgeting, performance contracting, customer satisfaction surveys, performance monitoring and evaluation. The session will explore some of the tools available, issues and lessons of their application, and the practical steps that might be taken to introduce performance orientation into the public sector for improved service delivery and efficiency.

Chair: Mario Marcel, Director, Politeia Soluciones Publicas, Chile

Overview: Geoff Dixon, Managing Director, Geoff Dixon and Associates, Australia

  • Speakers:
    • Peter Ssentongo, Assistant Commissioner for Coordination and Monitoring, Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda
    • Kang Ho Lee, Director, Growth Strategy Division, Ministry of Planning and Budget, Republic of South Korea
09.00 – 11.00 Planning & Budgeting: Breakout Session
  Minding the Gaps: Linking Poverty Reduction Strategies and Budgets for Results
  • Existing efforts to link Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRS) with the budget process have been flawed. Commonly identified reasons are the fragmentation of the budget process in many developing countries and the lack of country ownership and prioritization in PRS. The session will review (i) the main challenges that have arisen in countries trying to link their PRSs with the budget, and (ii) how improving the linkages between PRSs and budget reporting could help to increase domestic accountability.

Chair: Philip Krause, GTZ

Overview: Vera Wilhelm, World Bank

  • Speakers:
    • Pedro Couto, Vice Minister, Ministry of Finance, Mozambique
    • Tim Williamson, Overseas Development Institute
09.00 – 11.00 Statistics: Breakout Session
  Building a Better Statistical System: Adding Up Numbers for Success
  • This session will show how systems can be developed to deliver improved data and statistics for policy-makers and users interested in stronger development results. The session will showcase innovative approaches and best practices that are being applied in countries.

Chair: Antoine Simonpietri, Manager, PARIS21

11.30 – 13.30 Leadership & Accountability: Breakout Session
  Engaging Stakeholders: Results are Everyone’s Business
  • This session will highlight the role of civil society and the private sector in managing for development results. Civil society and the private sector are well positioned to consider their interaction with public institutions to produce results that matter to citizens, validate results information, provide legitimacy to a government’s results focus, and ensure that governments focus on the priorities of citizens. This issue will be explored through three major questions:
    • How do we assess the involvement of civil society and the private sector in measuring and monitoring results and why is this assessment needed?
    • How are the roles of CSOs determined, and how are they respected and maintained?
    • What arrangements and interactions should take place with civil society and private sector actors?

Maarten Brouwer, Directorate General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General, CIVICUS

  • Speakers:
  • Momade Amisse Saide, Ministry of Planning, Mozambique
  • Issa Doumbia, Mayor, Rural Commune of Dioro, Ségou District, Ségou Region, Mali
  • Dirk Betke, Program Director, Local Government Support Program, GTZ
  • Debapriya Bhattachaya, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh
11.30 – 13.30 Evaluation & Monitoring: Breakout Session
  E&M Capacity Development: Creating Partnerships to Build Stronger Capacity
  • This session will present and discuss different collaborative efforts across countries and development partners, and how to develop capacity for evaluation and monitoring.

Chair: Hans Lundgren, OECD/Evalunet

Case Study - Partnerships for M&E Tools in Vietnam

Case study of M&E capacity building in Vietnam

M&E Support to Planning and Budget in Ghana
[Presentation] - [Handout]

  • Speakers:
    • Cao Manh Cuong, Head of Division, Foreign Economic Relations Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam
    • John Fargher, Team Leader, Vietnam Australia Monitoring & Evaluation Strengthening Project
    • Roberto Garcia Lopez, PRODEV coordinator, Inter-American Development Bank
    • Oumoul Khayri Ba Tall, AfrEA Chairperson, African Evaluation Association
    • Denis Jobin, Vice-President, IDEAS
    • Heidi Metcalf, Vice President, Geneva Global Philanthropy
  • Discussants:
    • Kiyo Kawabuchi, Deputy Director, Development Assistance Operations Evaluation Office, JBIC, Japan
    • Poul Engberg-Pedersen, Director General, Norad, Norway

11.30 – 13.30 Evaluation & Monitoring: Breakout Session
  New Tools for Achieving Results: How Information Technology Can Make a Difference
  • This session will highlight innovative ways of using information and communications technology to track development resources and results. The objective will be to stimulate interest in incorporating IT in country action planning exercises.

Chair: Larry Cooley, President, MSI

11.30 – 13.30 Mutual Accountability & Partnerships: Breakout Session
  Monitoring the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness: How Do We Live Up to the Promises?

The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of efforts to monitor the implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, including through the Joint Venture on Monitoring the Paris Declaration, the Aid Effectiveness Review and in-country mutual accountability frameworks. It will discuss capacity building initiatives toward fulfillment of the 56 "Partnership Commitments" in the Paris Declaration, as well as efforts toward strengthening in-country monitoring and self-assessment. Looking toward the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness to be held in Ghana in 2008, participants will discuss actions to strengthen country ownership, increase mutual accountability and improve results.


Terence D. Jones, Director, UNDP Bureau for Development Policy / Capacity Development Group

Janet Entwistle, The World Bank

  • Speakers:
    • Pedro Couto, Vice Minister, Ministry of Finance, Mozambique
    • Chou Heng, Sr. Policy Specialist, Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board/Council for the Development of Cambodia
    • Christopher Mwakasege, AFRODAD
  • Discussant: Chris Hall (World Bank), George Carner, Pham Thi Thanh An, Co-Chairs of the Joint Venture on Monitoring the Paris Declaration
11.30 – 13.30 Mutual Accountability & Partnerships: Breakout Session
  Assessing Agency Effectiveness: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why Does it Matter?
  • What methodologies are relevant to countries and donors in assessing agency effectiveness in managing for results? How do partner countries judge agency effectiveness? What needs to be done in the future to take forward work on the evaluation of agency effectiveness, both at the country level and internationally?

Salil Shetty, Director, UN Millennium Campaign

Bruce Purdue, Head, Results Management Unit, ADB

11.30 – 13.30 Supporting Country Institution Building: How Lessons from the Past Can Guide the Future
  • Many public finance reforms undertaken to address capacity issues have not been as fruitful as originally hoped. The session will present global experience and lessons, as well as a few country cases, seeking to identify weaknesses and entry points in pubic financial management. Key lessons will be reviewed on the role of country leadership and donor coordination as cornerstones in sustaining public financial management reform, as well as peer-assisted learning.

Overview: Peter Brooke, Associate Director of DAI Europe

  • Speakers:
    • Odo Tevi, Governor, Central Bank of Vanuatu
    • James Mulagushi, Director of Planning, Zambia
    • Nguyen Ba Toan, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Department, Vietnam
11.30 – 13.30 Planning & Budgeting: Breakout Session
  Resources & Results
  • This session will present a proposal to strengthen results and resources processes at the country level and solicit reactions and suggestions from representatives of key donors and country officials.


Danny Leipziger, VP PREM, World Bank

Rob de Vos, Deputy Director General for International Cooperation, Netherlands

  • Speakers:
    • Jean-Baptiste Marie Pascal Compaore, Minister of Finance, Burkina Faso
    • Mugisha Gerase Kamuguisha, Commissioner for Policy Analysis, Ministry of Finance, Tanzania
    • Thierno Seydou Niane, PRSP Director, Senegal
    • Mark Lowcock, Director General, Policy and International Division, DFID
    • Bengt Ekman, Deputy Director General, SIDA
11.30 – 13.30 Statistics: Breakout Session
  Accelerating Progress: Why We Need Better Data Now
  • This session will consider how countries can move forward and accelerate progress in using and producing better data for results, and improving statistical capacity. It will also consider ways that countries can move from planning to implementation.

Chair: Richard Manning, OECD-DAC

14.30 – 15.00 Instructions for MfDR Country Action Planning Exercise
  • This Session will walk through the country action planning exercise: a diagnostic of a country’s current capacity in MfDR, stakeholder involvement, resources available, current action plans under implementation, and where they would like to be and what they need – human, technical and financial resources - in 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months.

Herman Snelder, Netherlands

Onno Ruhl, World Bank

Emcee: Phil Hay

15.00 – 17.30 Working Session for Country Delegations on MfDR Country Action Planning Exercise
  • Country delegations will be given a planning matrix to facilitate discussion of an MfDR country action planning process. The matrix and related materials will assist in stimulating a discussion around such components as existing action plans for capacity building for statistics, M&E, planning and budgeting, and inclusion of leadership, along with resources available, requirements and technical assistance currently being used and projected needs.
  • The matrix will focus on the following three questions:
    • What do we feel our country is doing well with regard to MfDR?
    • What are ideas and useful lessons we can draw from the Roundtable to improve our own national process of MfDR?
    • What activities are needed to improve your MfDR process and what are requirements and resources needed?


Herman Snelder, Netherlands

Onno Ruhl, World Bank

15.00 – 17.30 Working Session for Development Agencies and Partners, CSOs, and the Private Sector
  • Development Partners will be invited to participate in a session to distill key observations and lessons from the Roundtable discussions and identify implications going forward. They will focus on three key questions:
    • What are the most exciting ideas or proposals you have heard since you arrived?
    • What concrete steps would you most like to see countries, or Communities of Practice, take between now and the Ghana High Level Forum (Autumn, 2008)?
    • What can development partners and the donor community do to be supportive of these efforts?

Facilitator: Larry Cooley, MSI

19.00 – 21.00 Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
  KPMG Reception and Dinner

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