From the monthly archives:

July 2008

The project was commissioned by UNDP in Sudan as part of the Participatory Economic Policy Reform Project that is jointly funded by the World Bank, CIDA and the UNDP. The overall goal is to map the structure of economic policy making in Sudan and its institutions, with a focus on the federal level. This is to provide a basis to actors, in particular non-state, for understanding and meaningfully interacting with those institutions. The major purpose of the task at hand is to examine the extent to which the present institutions of GONU include in their terms of reference or even in their day-to-day practice due consideration to efforts that can achieve the welfare of the most needy individuals. The research examines the capacity of these government institutions to undertake such pro-poor policy formulation and the extent of coordination among them in doing so. Most importantly, the research considers the extent to which these institutions consult with stakeholders in civil society when formulating their pr ...

Following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), scrupulous and impartial public expenditure management has never been more imperative. Public expenditure management considerations should not be limited to how spending of resources is planned but would necessarily include how such planning is translated into action, i.e. how the budget is implemented and reporting/monitoring aspects of such implementation. As such, UNDP Sudan put up a call for proposals for the project “Public Expenditure Management (PEM) in Sudan” as part of the Participatory Economic Policy Reform Project which is jointly funded by the World Bank, CIDA and the UNDP. The overall goal of the project is to create a consensus among those concerned with public expenditure on the most appropriate mechanisms for managing public expenditure and relating it to pro-poor spending and the achievement of MDGs in general. Particular attention was given to the strengths and weaknesses of the existing public expenditure management practice ...