National Development Cooperation Commission

Where
Lithuania
When
2016
Who
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Key objectives of the measure:

To realize the principle of Policy Coherence for Development (PCD), the structure of the National Development Cooperation Commission, an inter-ministerial coordination body, was renewed in 2014. The aim of the Commission is to ensure adequate policy coordination between stakeholders and facilitate the processes of monitoring and the assessment of results. 

 

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The structure of the National Development Cooperation Commission, an inter-ministerial coordination body, was renewed in 2014 seeking to ensure adequate policy coordination between stakeholders and facilitate the processes of monitoring and the assessment of results. The Commission, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, now includes officials from all line-ministries (incl. the Ministry of Culture), the Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania, the National Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organisations’ Platform (NDGO Platform), the Lithuanian Non-Governmental Development Cooperation Organizations and Education Network (LITDEA), the Customs Department, the Special Investigation Service and the Central Project Management Agency. The primary responsibility of the Commission is to submit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposals on development cooperation policies and activities, raise awareness among its members about possibilities for international cooperation, discuss reports on development cooperation submitted by state and municipal institutions and agencies, etc. The regular meetings of the Commission are the main coordination mechanism for the implementation of policy coherence for development cooperation in Lithuania.

 

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

More effective policy coherence for development.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

There is no purposeful budget for this budget.