The Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) co-organized a national round-table workshop for the Bangladesh Country Programme Evaluation, as a final step in the evaluation process. The event was held on 07 June 2015 in Dhaka.

Around 100 participants attended including, senior government officials, project staff, representatives of multilateral and bilateral organizations, beneficiaries, academic and research organizations, and others. The IFAD delegation included Director IOE and Director Asia and the Pacific Division (APR).The Chief Guest was Honourable Mr M.A. Mannan, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Planning.

The objectives of the Bangladesh CPE national round-table workshop were to:

  • discuss the main issues emerging from the Bangladesh CPE;
  • provide inputs for the preparation of the evaluation's Agreement at Completion Point (ACP); and
  • provide an opportunity for reflecting on key issues for the forthcoming Bangladesh Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP).
     

Prior to the workshop, the IFAD delegation from Rome visited the IFAD-funded project, Haor Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Project-Climate Adaptation and Livelihood Protection (HILIP-CALIP). This visit offered  the delegation an opportunity to interact with beneficiaries, project staff, district-level government authorities and visit project activities.
 

 

Working group 1: Ensuring long term sustainability and scaling up of results: developing broad based institutional partnerships and further investment in knowledge management in Bangladesh
Miguel Torralba, Lead Evaluator, Independent Office of Evaluation
Infographic: Bangladesh Country Programme Evaluation
Working group 2: Opportunities for IFAD further focus and engagement in Agriculture in the face of emerging challenges in Bangladesh (demographic, spatial, environmental)
Concept note
Concept note including the provisional agenda
Mr Oscar A. Garcia, Director, Independent Office of Evaluation
Ms Begum Vikarum Nessa Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture (on behalf of Mr Shyamal Kanti Ghosh, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture)
Mr Abul Basher Md. Zahurul Islam, Additional Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance
Working group 3: Ensuring access to finance for IFAD's target group; gaps and opportunities
CPE Bangladesh report
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