|Title:||Capacity Building for Medium-Term Poverty Reduction Strategy Implementation |
|Dates: ||July, 2003 - August, 2005|
|Partner: ||None |
Corporate Solutions provided a project manager for this ADB-financed project which aimed at the long-term reduction of poverty in Azerbaijan through the implementation of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy.
The purpose of the project was to support the Government in implementing a medium-term strategy, ensuring broad-based participation of the major stakeholders in the implementation process.
The strategy included a policy matrix which summarized the policy direction and measures needed to achieve SPPRED's strategic aims of:
(i) Economic development and employment growth;
(ii) Social policy and human development;
(iii) Regional policy and infrastructure development; and
(iv) Institutional reform and capacity building.
- Advising on how to structure and extend the participatory process in the implementation phase, and drafting a revised Participatory Action Plan (PAP) based on the original plan prepared with UNDP's support
Organising and supervising the team of local experts working on the participatory aspects, and organising qualitative research on the regional dimension of poverty, in line with the PAP
Liaising with sector experts in identifying the key poverty-related indicators to be monitored in their respective sectors, identifying shortcomings in their definitions or in data availability
Liaising with the Macroeconomic Policy Group in the Ministry of Finance on ensuring compatibility between the annual budget, the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework attached to the National Program for Poverty Reduction (NPPR), and the draft Public Investment Program
Supervising the work of the Poverty Monitoring Unit (PMU), ensuring that the PMU establishes close links with the State Committee for Statistics and the line ministries, in particular the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education
Ensuring that poverty estimates are updated annually, that the suitability of the poverty lines and welfare indicators are regularly reviewed, and that local experts are trained in standard poverty analysis techniques
Evaluating the extent to which the achievements under the SPPRED have contributed to the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals.