Over 170 participants from Ministries of Finance, Planning and Environment from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean and the Middle East met in Incheon, Korea on 2nd & 3rd December 2013 with development partners, civil society and representatives from the UNFCC and Green Climate Fund for the Global Forum on Using Country Systems to Manage Climate Change Finance. The Forum was co-organized by the UNDP and Government of Korea, OECD and the Civil Society Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), and co-financed by the governments of Korea, Sweden, Germany and the EU’s Global Climate Change Alliance.
Country systems were defined broadly to include national and local systems for planning, policy coordination and implementation, budgeting and financial management, procurement and monitoring and evaluation. Climate finance was defined based on a country-led definition of climate expenditures both from domestic and international sources. The benefits of country systems for climate finance were greater ownership, reduced duplication, domestic transparency and accountability and more opportunities for transformation and mainstreaming. The challenges for use of country systems included political, institutional and fiduciary issues.
Session 1 : Workshop Objective and Context
Session 2 : Experience from countries in managing climate finance through country systems
Session 3: Panel Discussion: What are the opportunities and challenges in using country systems?
Session 4: Break-out group session: Peer to peer review by countries of their overall systems for managing climate finance and opportunities and challenges for strengthening these systems and better managing climate finance at the country level
Session 5: Recap and highlights from Day 1
Session 6: Break out Group work: Parallel sessions on specific innovations in the use and strengthening of country systems & Accessing and managing international climate finance including the Green Climate Fund
Session 7: Using country systems to access and manage International Climate Finance including the Green Climate Fund
Session 8: Taking forward possible frameworks to review progress on Use of Country Systems to Manage Climate Finance
Session 9: Moving forward: Conclusions and Next Steps