Progress and challenges with the Global Study in Lao PDR Presentation for the EAPRO Social Policy Workshop 12 May 2008

Report
Progress and challenges
with the Global Study
in Lao PDR
Presentation for the EAPRO Social Policy Workshop
12 May 2008
Progress (Country Team)
1. Secretariat of National Commission for Mothers
and Children (NCMC) agreed to facilitate the study
as an inter-governmental coordinating body.
2. Policy analysis consultant was contracted in
November 2007
3. Country Team inception meeting was held in
December and January (Background information,
Study Plan presented, Team TOR including
timetable and organigram shared, brainstorming
exercise conducted)
4. Some counterpart ministries still have not
established focal points for the study
UNICEF
PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES WITH
GLOBAL STUDY IN LAO PDR
Progress (Statistics Template)
1. MICS3 data sets were approved by the
Government for sharing with Bristol Institute
2. Disaggregated data from 2005 Census was
provided by Department of Statistics
3. Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of
Social Labour and Welfare, and Lao Women’s
Union are requested to provide routine data on
specific social services in February 2008
4. Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning and
Investment are being requested to provide data on
national budgets
UNICEF
PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES WITH
GLOBAL STUDY IN LAO PDR
Progress (Policy Template)
1. Inventory of programmes have been collected for
11 programmes so far.
2. Counterpart ministries have provided key policy
and legal documents for nutrition, health,
education, and child protection.
3. Difficulties in identifying key national policies and
strategies for social protection
UNICEF
PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES WITH
GLOBAL STUDY IN LAO PDR
Progress (Final Report)
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UNICEF
No progress yet.
Mainly waiting for budgetary information, routine
social service supply data from counterparts, and
the Statistical Template tables generated by Bristol
Institute
PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES WITH
GLOBAL STUDY IN LAO PDR
Challenges
1. Identifying and engaging counterpart ministries
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Need both high-level and technical-level commitment
Many departments and units within a ministry
2. Selecting prioritized programmes for the inventory
of programmes
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Tendency to select UNICEF-supported programmes
3. Linking child rights issues with poverty
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UNICEF
Child wellbeing is not always pursued within the poverty
reduction framework
Findings of the study would help place child rights
issues on the national poverty-reduction agenda
PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES WITH
GLOBAL STUDY IN LAO PDR

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