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ISG five-year review (2006-2010) and 2011-2015 concept development

   12/23/2009

Prior to the conclusion of ISG’s current 2006-2010 workplan, the ISG five-year review was recently commenced by independent consultants in November 2009. The review was conducted by international consultant, James Smyle, with support from IFAD, and National Consultant Mr Tran Nam Binh, supported by ISG. A MARD-wide taskforce was established to guide and orient the work of the consultants. The overall objective of the ISG review is to: 1) review and focus on the strengths of and lessons learnt from the ISG process in the previous period (2006-2010); and 2) establish a new coordination mechanism and modality for ISG in 2011-2015 Based on the findings from ISG stakeholders, the ISG review will propose future directions for ISG in the new and developing contexts of the ARD sector and ODA arrangements. It will also inform a new work plan suitable to these circumstances. In particular, the ISG review seeks to establish new and valuable key functions and areas of operation for ISG to further enhance policy dialogue and information sharing. During 23 November and 8 December, 23 stakeholder groups were interviewed, including: • MARD departments and partnerships • Government of Vietnam ministries • Bi-lateral and Multi-lateral donors • ISG Steering Board members • INGO groups • Academic sector • Private sector, represented by relevant associations A final review meeting, chaired by Mr Luong The Phiet (Acting Director General of ICD) was held on the 11th of December to present the preliminary findings and recommendations of the consultants to stakeholders and receive feedback and comments to further develop the new ISG concept. Following input from the review meeting and MARD internal discussions, a final Project Concept Note and Draft Work Plan will be produced by the consultants by the beginning of 2010.

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12/23/2009

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