This report presents a consolidation of progress that has been made by
TWGs for the period January – September 2006 and that has been reported by
TWGs to the Secretariat of GDCC. For the purpose of reporting on progress,
a questionnaire was developed and sent to all Chairs of TWGs in
mid-August. The questionnaire asked TWGs to provide information on:
Progress in implementing TWGs Action Plan.
Progress on Joint Monitoring Indicators.
Implementation status of the Action Plan on
Harmonization, Alignment and Results.
The first part of this Report presents an overview of the progress made by
all TWGs with respect to the implementation of their Action Plans,
progress toward the JMIs, the implementation status of the H-A-R Action
Plan, and resource mobilization issues. The second part of the Report
documents in detail progress as reported by each TWG to the GDCC
secretariat. The annex presents the status of the progress report
submission of TWGs and relevant reporting.
Against Action Plans
3. Overall, the TWGs are making
steady progress in implementing their Action Plans for 2006. Five TWGs
(Agriculture and Water, Legal and Judicial Reform, Mine Action,
Partnership and Harmonization, and Planning and Poverty Reduction) have
reported satisfactory progress on all activities that were planned to be
implemented. The remaining TWGs have reported partly achieved progress or
delay in implementation of their planned activities due to lack of
resources needed for implementation and/or for a variety of operational
In implementing their activities, four TWGs (Food Security and Nutrition,
Forestry and Environment TWG, Infrastructure and Regional Integration, and
Public Administration Reforms) have reported that they are facing
financial constraints, and have highlighted the need for budget, and in
the case of PAR, more support, to implement the agreed activities. Three
TWGs (Education, Fisheries, and Gender) have requested for higher level
representatives from concernedministries/agencies and donors' agencies to
participate in the TWGs. The Gender TWG has asked through GDCC that the
Legal and Judicial Reform TWG consider the Anti Trafficking Law as a
because this is one of the JMIs. The Planning and Poverty Reduction TWG
highlighted the need for alignment of support to the NSDP priorities and
the PIP. The following points were raised and/or recommended by the TWGs
as to address challenges in implementing their work programmes:
The D&D TWG asked GDCC to take cognizance
of the creation by royal decree signed on August 18, 2006, of the
National Committee for the Management of D&D (NCDD), which takes over
the responsibilities of the Inter Ministerial Committee (of the drafting
the organic law) and the National Committee to Support Communes (NCSC),
and also oversee other D&D related activities, including the
implementation RGC's Strategic Framework for D&D. It has also asked GDCC
to advise donors to submit their D&D support programs for review by the
NCDD to ensure their consistency and alignment to the Strategic
Framework for D&D. Through the GDCC forum, other TWGs, donors and
ministries need to consider and align, as appropriate, their activities
in accordance with the Strategic Framework for D&D.
The Education TWG requested the presence of
senior officials from the Ministry of Economy
and Finance at the Education TWG meeting.
The Fisheries TWG highlighted the poor
response from donors regarding requests for information, and in
particular the poor attendance at the TWG meeting from donor members.
This has led to the implementation of some activities being delayed.
The Forestry and Environment TWG
highlighted the critical need for fund to implement several planned
activities. In addition, information sharing, coordination and
cooperation with all stakeholders need to be enhanced.
The Food Security and Nutrition TWG asked
GDCC to help lobby donor for funding to the National Programme for
Household Food Security and Poverty Reduction (NPHFSPR), with a needed
fund of US$ 51million for 2007–2011, that has been formulated with FAO’s
support, and approved by MAFF in August 2006.
The Gender TWG suggested that strong
commitment from senior management of line ministries is necessary for
the development of a gender strategy and for its implementation.
Specifically with regard to the Anti Trafficking Law, it has been
suggested by the Gender TWG that GDCC should encourage the TWG on Legal
and Judicial Reform to consider this law as their priority because it is
one of the JMIs under their responsibility. In addition, other TWGs
should encourage their representatives to attend the Gender TWG, and
representatives of the Gender TWG should participate in all other TWGs.
The Infrastructure and Regional Integration
TWG has requested GDCC to assist in appealing for financial support for
the implementation of the Road Safety Action Plan and in acceleration of
the promulgation of the Draft Law on Water Resources Management by the
The Planning and Poverty Reduction TWG
requested GDCC to once again remind all ministries and agencies as well
as development partners about the need to: (i) adhere to the NSDP
priorities; (ii) align all external assistance to PIP priorities; and
(iii) provide full data on disbursements for the previous year by 30
June of the following year.
The Public Administration Reform TWG
pointed out that more support is needed from individual TWGs for
implementation of the Strategy on Phasing Out of Salary Supplementation
given little progress in implementing actions planned under the Strategy
for Phasing Out of Salary Supplementation. Greater and more timely
support is needed from TWGs. The TWG also reported that resources to
support the JMIs have yet to be fully deployed. Consultations are needed
on the resources required to support implementation of the civil service
policy framework in 2007 and beyond.
The PFM TWG will (i) prepare a list of
delayed activities and their pre-requisite activities and send it to the
Coordination Group to take action; (ii) further develop effective TA
selection and coordination; and (iii) DP is working to improve the
Joint Monitoring Indicators
5. Overall, steady progress is being
made. The following TWGs have highlighted some issues for GDCC
Education TWG: The TWG reported
disappointing progress with regard to the two JMIs that fll within the
mandate of the TWG. There were decreases in the net enrollment ration in
primary schools in total and for female. The survival rates from grade
1-6 have also decreased. The key reason for this is the increase over
the last years in the drop-out rates against the previous year.
Forestry and Environment TWG: Although
progress on JMIs has been made, the TWG pointed out to the lack of
budget needed to implement the JMIs.
The Gender TWG has asked for closer
cooperation between the MoI and MoWA with regard to the Anti Trafficking
The PAR TWG noted little progress in
implementing action planning under the Strategy for Phasing Out Salary
Supplementation, and has asked for greater and timely support from TWGs.
Harmonisation, Alignment and Results
6. Actions have been taken by the
majority of TWGs to address the harmonization and alignment issues as
guided by the H-A-R Action Plan. To some extent, a few TWGs (Fisheries,
Health, and HIV/AIDS) have made the implementation of activities related
to harmonization and alignment part of their Action Plan. Specifically,
the Partnership and Harmonization TWG reported that action is being taken
to establish a mechanism, building on the existing structure and
practices, to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the H-A-R
7. Resource mobilization continues to
be an issue for a number of TWGs with respect to the implementation of
their Action Plan and the JMIs. Nine TWGs have reported that sufficient
resources have been mobilized for the implementation of the Action Plan;
five TWGs reported the need for resources; and three TWGs did not report
on this matter.
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