Capacity building in Pacific CBA Capacity building in

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Capacity building in Pacific CBA

Capacity building in Pacific CBA

Capacity building in Pacific CBA • Increasing interest in cost benefit analysis (as evidence

Capacity building in Pacific CBA • Increasing interest in cost benefit analysis (as evidence to donors, to inform project design) • Development of dedicated training activities (eg. , UNDP-SPREP PACC project) • Development of materials (eg guide to CBA underway)

Some recent training activities • SPREP-executed PACC project (3 x subregional training - Nauru,

Some recent training activities • SPREP-executed PACC project (3 x subregional training - Nauru, Fiji, Samoa • SPC/GIZ climate change project Kiribati • SPC/ GIZ climate change project planning - Vanuatu • SPC/ GIZ climate change project planning –Tuvalu These training activities conducted jointly: SPREP, SPC, GIZ

Lessons learned • Training valued by PICs • Ongoing requests for in-country training from

Lessons learned • Training valued by PICs • Ongoing requests for in-country training from PICs (eg. , Kiribati) • PACC CBA Conclusion Workshop recommendations : - More in-country awareness raising on CBA - Capacity building (training, skills enhancement) - Resources (online resources, tools, guidelines, report templates)

New initiative • Strategic comprehensive effort to enhance national capacity to analyze polices, projects

New initiative • Strategic comprehensive effort to enhance national capacity to analyze polices, projects and impacts • Joint initiative: - SPREP - SPC - GIZ - USP - PIFS - UNDP

Key content Two streams of work with PIC governments envisaged: • Stream 1 –

Key content Two streams of work with PIC governments envisaged: • Stream 1 – capacity enhancement in CBA at project level: - Formal training, (USP), in-country training (potentially with PICPA), learning-by-doing (post workshop mentoring in CBA), communication of results for effective decision making • Stream 2 – sectoral assessments for adaptation: - Identification of sectors impacted by CC, in-country training in economic assessment and work-planning, learning by doing (assessing the economic impact of climate change and risks), communication of results to inform decision-making, tertiary training courses in economic assessment of CC assessment

Intended outcomes Improved PIC ability to: • Undertake and use systematically CBAs Incorporate climate

Intended outcomes Improved PIC ability to: • Undertake and use systematically CBAs Incorporate climate and disaster risks into project and sector-level processes • Increase the use of CBA in mainstream Government budgetary, planning and decision-making processes, and to reinforce climate and disaster risks • Improve pre/post project assessment to improve access existing and emerging climate change finance mechanism

Seeking your feedback • Would your country benefit from improved capacity in CBA? •

Seeking your feedback • Would your country benefit from improved capacity in CBA? • Please complete the questionnaire and let us know your views VINAKA VAKA LEVU