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Realizing the MDGs through
Socially Inclusive Macroeconomic Policies in Asia


Inception & Training Workshop
United Nations Conference Centre, ESCAP
Bangkok, 20–22 August 2008

Training workshop, Bangkok

To initiate the application of the project "Realizing the MDGs through Socially Inclusive Macroeconomic Policies" in Asian region with a first-tier group of 5 countries (i.e., Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan) and with other countries of the region as observers, the inception and first training workshop was organized on 20-22 August, 2008 in Bangkok. This first workshop was organized by the Development Policy and Analysis Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA/DPAD), the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (UNDP/RBAP) and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in close collaboration with the UNDP Regional Centre in Colombo (RCC).

The main objectives of the workshop were to:

  • introduce the project's objectives and methodology;
  • familiarize participants with the intended outcomes of the project and their potential uses, in terms of country-study results, policymaking, and sustainability of capacity-building;
  • provide country teams with an initial training in the project's methodology;
  • identify prerequisites for the successful implementation of the project, particularly regarding country-team organization and data availability and compilation;
  • identify needs for tailoring the methodology to country-specific conditions, and define the milestones and timeframe of the project.

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