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8th Regional Knowledge Sharing Event: Global Delivery Initiative and Knowledge for Operations

2 Nov 2016 - 4 Nov 2016 Chongqing, The People's Republic of China

ADB PRC Resident Mission Country Director Benedict Bingham gave a closing remark at the Eighth Regional Knowledge-Sharing Event on Global Delivery Initiative and Knowledge for Operations held on 2-4 November in Chongqing. He was joined by senior Ministry of Finance officials and the World Bank. The event was co-organized by the the Ministry of Finance, World Bank, and GIZ, bringing together 120 representatives from developing countries, multilateral development banks,  academia, think-tanks, and non-governmental organizations to discuss delivery know-how and innovative knowledge solutions to development and delivery challenges.

Agenda:
TimeProgram
08:00–09:00Registration
09:00 –10:00Opening Ceremony

Moderator: Mr. Chen Shixin, Director General, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

Speakers:

  • Mr. Liu Qiang, Mayor, Chongqing Municipality, the PRC

  • Mr. Shi Yaobin, Vice Minister of Finance, the PRC

  • Mr. Keith Hansen, Vice President, Human Development, World Bank



Setting the Stage: Dr. Sabine Müller, Director General of the Sectoral Department, GIZ, Co-Chair GDI Advisory Board
10:00 – 10:15Coffee/Tea break
10:15 – 12:00Session 1: Achievements in Operational Knowledge Cooperation with International Financial Organizations, Agencies and Development Partners

1.1 Strengthening Partnerships
Speakers will brief participants on their achievements and experiences in operational knowledge cooperation and exchange with international financial organizations, agencies and development partners, particularly as a means of achieving the SDGs. Participants will learn about how the PRC, ADB, and other GDI partners are collaborating in order to achieve more effective development outcomes.

Moderator: Mr. Dennis Whittle, Director and Co-Founder, Feedback Labs

Speakers:

  • Mr. Liu Weihua, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

  • Ms. Maria Gonzalez de Asis, Program Lead, Science of Delivery, World Bank, Co- 2 Chair GDI Steering Committee

  • Mr. Anselm Schneider, Program Director, Strategic Cooperation with Multilateral Organizations, GIZ, Co-Chair GDI Steering Committee

  • Mr. Li Dongxiang, Lead Regional Cooperation and Integration Specialist, ADB

12:00 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 13:40Launch of GDI Platform
13:40 – 14:451.2 Launch of DeCODE
How can we use historical data to help design a project and better understand delivery challenges likely to be faced? During this session, GDI will launch Delivery Challenges in Operations for Development Effectiveness (DeCODE) – an evidence-based system to preempt delivery challenges on development projects. A data expert and practitioner will discuss how advanced text mining techniques with historical data from over 6,000 past projects delivered by multiple organizations can help identify delivery challenges in future projects. Participants will also reflect on using a “common language” – or taxonomy of delivery challenges – to help to bring the conversation about implementation challenges to a granular level and into actionable terms.

Moderator: Mr. Daniel Ortega Nieto, Operations Officer, World Bank

Speakers:

  • Mr. Felipe Munevar, Head of Office, Washington DC, United Nations Office for Project Services

  • Dr. Sok Kanha, Deputy Director, Department of Planning, Ministry of Health, Cambodia


14:45 – 15:00Coffee/Tea break
15:00 – 17:00Session 2: Country and Regional Success Stories

2.1 Overcoming Operational Challenges
This session will share stories on experiences and lessons learned through development projects and interventions, particularly ADB projects that reflect how practitioners in the region have overcome challenges. Participants will also discuss common threads to overcome challenges in operations.

Moderator: Ms. Fei Yu, Senior Economist, Head, ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative

Speakers: 3 PRC Cases (ADB)

Case 1 Shaanxi Mountain Road Safety Demonstration Project
Ms. Katherine Guy, Transport Specialist, EATC and Ms. Nana Soetantri, Transport Specialist, ADB

Case 2 Tianjin Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Plant Project
Ms. Annika Seiler, Senior Finance Specialist (Energy), ADB

Case 3 Guangdong Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Investment Program (Guangdong EPP)
Mr. Liu Xinjian, Senior Project Officer (Energy), ADB
18:00-20:00Dinner
TimeProgram
09:00 –10:30Session 3: Capturing and Exchanging Knowledge for Operations from the Region

3.1 Building a Global Delivery Library
How can we collect a cumulative base of knowledge for operations, ensuring we learn from our own experiences and those of our peers? Panelists will discuss the importance of capturing, systematizing, and sharing knowledge and experiences to enhance operations. Participants will discuss the opportunity to contribute towards and benefit from the Global Delivery Library (GDL), a platform which connects practitioners on delivery challenges through case studies, videos, tools and other knowledge products. The discussion will include the “why” and “how” of case study production with a focus on the regional context.

Moderator: Mr. Claudio Santibanez, Senior Economist, World Bank

Speakers:

  • Ms. Tengku Azian Shahriman, Director – Education and SRI Human Capital Development, Performance Management And Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia

  • Ms. Melanie Walker, Senior Advisor to the President, Director, Delivery Unit, World Bank

  • Mr. Young U. Kang, Knowledge Sharing and Services Specialist, ADB

10:30 – 10:45Coffee/Tea break
10:45 – 12:303.2 Learning from Case Studies
Panelists will share their insights on the methodological framework for delivery case study development, with a focus on the application of delivery case study guidelines. The PRC will also share recent case studies capturing development projects in the country, and in particular showcase common themes, patterns of delivery experiences, and lessons learned during implementation. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to explore delivery cases in-depth through facilitated discussions in smaller groups, focusing on solutions already in practice and exchanging operational knowledge with their peers.

Moderator: Prof. Taejong Kim, Managing Director, Development Research and Learning Network, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Case Study Guidelines

  • Ms. Wang Ying, Director, Technical Assistance Division, International Finance Cooperation Department, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

  • Mr. Michael Woolcock, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School & Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank



Introduction to the PRC-World Bank Delivery Case Studies
Ms. Wang Ying

Case Study Breakout Rooms:
Chongqing Urban Environment Project:
Mr. Ji You, Urban Specialist, World Bank
Ms. Su Hongwei, Director, Government Debt Management Division, Chongqing Finance Bureau, the PRC

Jiangxi Shihutang Navigation and Hydropower Complex Project
Mr. Liu Xiaodong, Jiangxi Project Management Office Director, the PRC

Shaanxi Water Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Project
Mr. Sing Cho, Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist, World Bank
Mr. Cui Jinghai, Project Management Division, Foreign Loan Supporting Project Management Office of Shaanxi Province, the PRC

Royalty-Funded Projects in Colombia: How to Enable Citizen Participation to Improve Delivery of Local Projects
Mr. Edgardo Mosqueira, Lead Public Sector Specialist, World Bank

Social Protection in Indonesia
Ms. Vivi Yulaswati, Director for Social Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Planning, Indonesia
Mr. Christof Kersting, Program Director, Global Alliances for Social Protection, GIZ

SME Training Consortiums in the Republic of Korea
Prof. Kye Woo Lee, Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management

Building an Adaptive Team for Market Systems Development in Acholi, Uganda
Ms. Cali Livingstone, Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor, Mercy Corps
12:30 – 14:00Lunch
3.3 Innovative Knowledge Solutions and Learning Approaches for Adaptive Implementation
Knowledge on the tools and methodologies which support more flexible, iterative program delivery is integral to connecting around the “how” of implementation. In this session, organizations in different stages of internal reform efforts which focus on building more adaptive implementation within operations will share their plans and progress on these reforms. By addressing both the enablers and inhibitors to adaptive implementation within and between institutions, participants will be invited to share and explore examples of the challenges and successes they’ve faced in organizational change, with the aim of concretizing some underlying principles for a learning and adaptive organization.

Moderator: Mr. Anselm Schneider, Program Director, Strategic Cooperation with Multilateral Organizations, GIZ, Co-Chair GDI Steering Committee

Speakers:

  • Dr. Sabine Müller, Director General of the Sectoral Department, GIZ, Co-Chair GDI Advisory Board

  • Mr. Artur Andrysiak, Results Management Specialist, ADB

  • Mr. Adrian Brown, Executive Director, Centre for Public Impact UK

  • Mr. Michael Woolcock, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School & Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank 

15:45 – 16:00Coffee/Tea break
16:00 – 17:00Session 4: The Way Forward
This session will bring together Speakers from Session 1 to reflect on the conference proceedings, opportunities for future collaboration, and moving the agenda forward.

Moderator: Mr. Dennis Whittle, Director and Co-Founder, Feedback Labs

Speakers:

  • Ms. Wang Ying, Director, Technical Assistance Division, International Finance Cooperation Department, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

  • Ms. Maria Gonzalez de Asis, Program Lead, Science of Delivery, World Bank, Co-Chair GDI Steering Committee

  • Dr. Sabine Müller, Director General of the Sectoral Department, GIZ, Co-Chair GDI Advisory Board

  • Mr. Anselm Schneider, Program Director, Strategic Cooperation with Multilateral Organizations, GIZ, Co-Chair GDI Steering Committee

  • Mr. Artur Andrysiak, Results Management Specialist, ADB

17:00 – 18:00Closing Ceremony

Speakers:

  • Hon. P.P. Chaudhary, India’s Minister of State for the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology & Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice

  • Ms. Margot Brown, Director, Knowledge Management, World Bank

  • Mr. Benedict Bingham, Country Director, ADB PRC Resident Mission

  • Mr. Liu Weihua, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Finance, the PRC

18:00 – 20:00Dinner

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