UN Multi-stakeholder Development Framework (MSDF) Country Implementation Plan (CIP) Formulation Process
01 August 2016
Jamaica launches UNMSDF Country Implementation Plan Formulation Process
On 29 July, 2016, the Planning Institute of Jamaica and the United Nations Country Team invited several local stakeholders, to the Launch of the Country Implementation Plan (CIP) Formulation Process, at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. The CIP aims to operationalize the 2017-2021 United Nations Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (UNMSDF), at the local level, in 18 English and Dutch speaking Caribbean countries.
The CIP Process involves national consultations, on-line surveys, regional prioritization workshops, Steering Committees / Results Groups and UN consultations, all aimed at achieving the regional development outcomes of the UNMSDF. These outcomes are linked to the following four priority areas:
An inclusive, equitable and prosperous Caribbean
A cohesive, safe and just Caribbean
A healthy Caribbean
A sustainable and resilient Caribbean
The UNMSDF seeks to define how the regional Agencies, Funds and Programmes of the UN, will be pooled for comparative advantages and synergistic development.
In its efforts to deliver the strategic goals of Caribbean governments and their stakeholders, the UNMSDG is guided by four main principles:
A focus on national development priorities
National ownership through joint governance
Effectiveness through UN comparative advantages
Coherence through integrated work planning
Several stakeholders participated in the 29 July Launch of the CIP Formulation Process, which witnessed working groups coming together to focus on their priority areas. Prior to the breakout into working groups, Ms. Nicolette Williams of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade and Dr. Wayne Henry, Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica, delivered remarks. The United Nations Resident Coordinator for Jamaica, Mr. Bruno Pouezat, shared a presentation on the UNMSDF, after delivering his own remarks. An interactive Question and Answer session followed the presentation.