By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The United Nations and the Government today (June, 18) held a midterm review of the UN’s Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), where it was pointed out by Resident Coordinator of the UN, Khadij Musa explained that in 2011, eleven agencies collaborated to deal with challenges that the UN implemented programmes faced in an effort to ensure the 2016 plan can be more effective so as to better the lives of all Guyanese.
The focus of the four year framework is Environmental and Sustainable Development which will strengthen national capacities to implement policies and strategies for Disaster Risk Management and impact from climate change.
Another area is Inclusive Growth which will reinforce regulatory capacity of government and improve institutional capacity to enable access by vulnerable groups to financial and business development services.
The third area of focus is Inclusive Governance which is expected to better institutional capacity of rights commissions, develop GECOM’s capacity to implement strategies to improve voter confidence and reduce opportunities for dissatisfaction.
Human and Social Development is also key on this framework and will serve to improve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) related data disaggregated by region, sex, age and enhanced national capacity to monitor, evaluate and report on national plans, policies, programmes and legislation that chart progress toward the MDGs.
Currently, a number of agencies are identifying where they are now with the project and where they will end up after its completion. Musa said what is key to the full success of this project is Government’s ownership eventually.
Donna Levi, from the Ministry of Finance said most of their targets were met as they entered the final lapse to achieve the MDGs.