Regional Meeting of RBEC Deputy Resident Representatives Istanbul, 15-18 December Summary points (draft). Day 1. Financial Crisis: Implications and Issues. Government or private sector as driving force (but how about non income dimensions during crisis?)
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Day 1 Representatives
A range of issues / concerns related to procurement collected by HQ and will be discussed in a separate session on Thu
Need to look beyond the strict EU dimension of social inclusion and link it to Human Development. Possible areas of UNDP focus:
+ Environment as part of Romania’s new partnership with UNDP
+ looking beyond GEF to other potential sources funding e.g. EC.
+ how can we link climate change to rural development?
+ how can we integrate gender dimensions into climate change?
Support to SME development
Promotion of FDI
a) Policy Planning Support: capacity development, EU accession, Social Inclusion (Mont/Kos); IPA submission planning for local governance (Alb); Aid Coordination (Kos); Regional Economic Development (FYR Mac); Evidence based MDG Monitoring (Serb/FYR Mac/Alb/Kos)
b) Quality of Service Delivery: Enhance Capacity of absorption (Mac); Capacity Assessment of local public service delivery (BRC/Croatia); Inter-municipal Cooperation (Kos); Art GOLD (Serb/Kos)
+ Websites: need to make them exciting, not just compliant
+ 2009 will be the year of climate change –funding opportunities
+ Partnering with the EU and positioning better vis-à-vis the World Bank