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National Development Planning Repository
Transcript of National Development Planning Repository
Development Planning in the Arab Region: First Stylized Facts
Project: Database of National Planning
Content of the presentation
First stylized facts
What do we work with?
Clear Mapping Methodology
Close Internal Collaboration
External cooperation (with ECLAC)
Comprehensive data collection
Cooperate with focal points
Dynamic Interface (SD)
Specific Interface for Countries
Economic Governance and Planning Section (EGPS)
Planning under constraints
How is the national planning structured?
Egypt vs. KSA
Let’s have a look at the content
6 desirable criteria
Sama El Hage
SDGs or MDGs?
Let’s be global!
This graph Excludes visions.
Visions are Planning documents with long-term planning period (>5yrs) and do not have a special purpose (holistic). NDPs are Planning documents that are holistic (do not have a special purpose) and have mid-term planning period (2-5 yrs, OR >5yrs but have mid-term goals in it).
Room for improvement - Incomplete / Inexistent KPIs
Disclaimer: Different number of KPIs in Egypt (345) and KSA (493)
What we have done so far?
Getting to know the content
Setting up a framework
Structuring the data
The Future We Want: Rio +20 (2012)
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015a)
Addis Ababa Action Agenda (2015b)
Revised list of global SDG indicators (2017)
Handbook on Planning
, Monitoring and Evaluating (2009)
Integrated Planning and Sustainable Development (2016)
SDGs: An Arab Regional Perspective (2014)
On Reformulating Economic Planning
Towards the Arab Horizon 2030
Getting Started with the Sustainable Development Goals (2015)
ILPES Progress Report on Regional Development Planning Observatory (2016)
What does it mean “good planning”?
Comprehensive vision (LT)
Specific objectives (MT, ST)
Measurable key performance indicators (KPIs)
Integrated approach (across sectors)
Division of work (responsible authorities)
Consultative and inclusive process (public)
In-line with global frameworks (SDGs/MDGs)
Ready to filter
Three types of variables:
String (Alpha numeric)
All documents we know about their existence (64)
The ones we do not have (4):
Oman’s forthcoming vision
Disclaimer: Some might not be public or we might have not discover them
way fwd>> call focal points
Based on the UN methodology that Adam introduced
Rules for reclassification
Disclaimer: broad classification for better applicability
Do Arab countries plan well?
Broad strategy | Specific objectives | Specific KPIs | KPIs linkage | Multi-sectoral | Global
Way fwd >> Cross sectoral analysis
Setting priorities straight
Expand DB into a repository
What is it for ESCWA?
Pioneering in Development Planning
Better Exposure as a primary provider of information
Have a higher demand on Technical Cooperation
Feeds into ESCWAs image as a think tank
Business Value Justification
What is it for the Member Countries?
Enhance access to resources and information
Help countries improve their planning
Promote regional integration and planning
Cammett, Melani, Ishac Diwan, Alan Richards, and John Waterbury, eds. A Political Economy of the Middle East. 4th ed. Boulder: Westview Press,