Regional Consultation on the Formulation of the Regional Programme for Arab States (2018 - 2021)
Date: 22-23 May 2017
Location: Amman, Jordan
UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) is in the process of formulation its next Regional Programme (2018-2021), in line with the development of the new UNDP Strategic Plan and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The new Regional Programme Document (RPD 2018-2021) will focus on selected outcome areas based on a process of extensive consultations with regional and national stakeholders. The content will also be informed by research and evidence that identify key regional development trends and challenges. The new programme will build on best practices and lessons learned from the current phase.
The consultation will bring together regional counterparts and stakeholders, including representatives from national and regional institutions, donors, experts, and UN representatives.
The objective of the consultation is to discuss the regional development challenges and solicit feedback from the participants on possible entry points for development assistance that could be provided by UNDP. The recommendations of the consultation will inform the drafting process of the regional programme document , which is expected to be finalized in October 2017.