Govt, development partners to agree on next ten years cooperation

Localisation of Sustainable Development Goals, effective development partnerships, food and nutrition security, green growth, climate change and disaster response preparedness are cross-sectoral topics of discussion between the government and development partners this year. Experts from the government and development partners’ representative agencies began discussion on these issues on November 24 at the 2016 Round Table Implementation Meeting, which continues today in Vientiane province’s capital. Serving as a forum to discuss how partners can collaborate on national development priorities, the Round Table Implementation Meeting is taking stock of progress made in 2016 and guiding joint efforts for 2017. As a main output of this meeting, the government will endorse with its partners, the Vientiane Declaration Country Action Plan for 2016-2025, which outlines key actions to enhance effective development cooperation, and will help put into practice the SDGs and the Eighth Five-Year National Socio-Economic Development Plan. In his opening remarks at the meeting, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dr Kikeo Chanthaboury noted the importance of learning about implementation and achievement of various goals, and the integration of local and national level indicators.

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