LAOS - Officials in the Ministry of Planning and Investment increase understanding of ODA decree and its related implementation guidelines
In June 2021, the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Planning and Investment organised a dissemination workshop on Official Development Assistance (ODA) decree and its associated implementation guidelines and instructions to the six target provinces namely Khammouan, Bolikhamxay, Vientiane, Sayaboury, Oudomxay and Bokeo.
The workshop was chaired by deputy provincial governors and deputy directors general of Department of International Cooperation and attended by 120 officials (45 women) from key stakeholders in the six provinces.
Speaking at the meeting, the chairman highlighted the importance of ODA management and implementation and called on the attendees to discuss ways to reach the target for ODA implementation, improve reporting and effective management.
During the one-day workshop, the participants shared their national and regional experience in ODA management and coordination. The workshop helped increase understanding and reflected the roles and responsibilities of the attendees.
The meeting is part of an ongoing efforts of the Strengthening the Effectiveness of Official Development Assistance Management in Laos - Project LAO/033 which aims to build capacity of the Ministry of Investment and PIanning’s Department of International Cooperation and six provincial Sections for International Cooperation in the provinces.
LAO/033 project is co-financed by the Government of Laos and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and implemented by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and LuxDev, the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency.
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