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UNDP offices in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan organize regional workshop on DFA

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today, as part of the implementation of the recently launched regional platform on the Sustainable Development Goals in Central Asia, funded by the European Union, the offices of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP ) in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan organized a regional workshop on Development Finance Assessment (DFA). ).

The main objective of the regional workshop on DFA was to provide an overview of the DFA tool which is an integral part of the first structural block of the National Integrated Financing Framework “Assessment and Diagnosis”. DFA is widely used to conduct a comprehensive assessment and diagnostic of the country’s financial landscape to identify all available and potential funding sources including public, private, international and others, we read on the official website of UNDP Kazakhstan .

The workshop focused on several aspects of the DFA tool such as introducing the methodology, sharing experiences and lessons learned with peer countries that have already successfully carried out DFA and potential means to ‘approach the DFA in Turkmenistan. Therefore, national partners from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan presented their approaches and experiences on conducting DFA and its potential benefits for monitoring and forecasting important funding flows for the achievement of the SDGs. .

The workshop was supported by Tim Strawson, international consultant on SDG finance and experts from UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub – Suren Poghosyan, SDG Finance, and Mihail Peleah, innovative finance advisor, Green Economy and Jobs program specialist and Elena Danilova-Cross, program specialist.

During the workshop, participants shared specific cases and approaches that countries applied when conducting AFD. Country representatives found this workshop to be very informative and useful in terms of peer learning and gaining hands-on experience on the overall DFA process. They also agreed to continue regular consultations on the next steps in the implementation phases of the DFA and the INFF as a whole going forward.

Currently, four out of five UNDP country teams in Central Asia are working jointly with relevant national partners to develop integrated national financing frameworks and have already completed a DFA analysis. The regional SDG platform in Central Asia will support Turkmenistan’s efforts in driving AFD as the main entry point for the implementation of the INFF.