26-27 October 2016; Bangkok, Thailand: Now that Agenda 2030 and the Financing for Development Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) have been agreed, there is demand from countries in the region to link finance flows with national development results. In response, Asia-Pacific Development Effectiveness Facility (AP-DEF), the regional platform hosted by UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub is organizing a consultation ahead of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) Second High Level Meeting (HLM2) in Nairobi, Kenya this November. The meeting in Bangkok will provide an opportunity for countries and stakeholders to discuss the following discussion topics:

  • Financing for development in the context of Agenda 2030, with a view to strengthen the links between finance and development results. This includes the launch of the 2016 AP-DEF Regional Report;
  • Progress in establishing Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs), as called for by the AAAA and exploring what it means at country level to develop INFFs;
  • Findings from the GPEDC 2nd monitoring round: discussions on the implications of the monitoring results for national and global policy processes, and the way forward for utilizing the Global Partnership monitoring in the context of the SDGs;
  • Lessons from the Asia-Pacific region to inform the future objectives and contributions of AP-DEF, and highlight recommendations and messages from the region to be fed into the Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) in Nairobi in November 2016.

Participants and resource persons will include:

  • Asia-Pacific government representatives from Ministries of Planning and Finance and other relevant implementing ministries and policy makers, and from the AP-DEF community;
  • Representatives from the Global Partnership co-chairs and HLM2 host; as well as from the Joint Support Team and Monitoring Advisory Group;
  • Members of the donor community;
  • Representatives from CSO Partnership and other civil society representatives involved in the Global Partnership;
  • Representatives from private sector including from GPEDC partners and social impact funds.

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