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Paraguayan public officials participate in a course on institutional strategic planning and public management

12 March 2020|Briefing note

The academic program, taught by ECLAC's Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (Instituto Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Planificación Económica y Social - ILPES), involves 70 officials from 17 Paraguayan public administration institutions.

In Asunción, between March 10th and 13th, seventy officials from seventeen public administration institutions in Paraguay participated in the course called Institutional Strategic Planning and Result-based Management, imparted by the Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES) of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in conjunction with the Technical Secretariat for Economic and Social Development Planning (STP).

Orlando Gilardoni, STP's Vice-Minister of General Coordination of Institutional Management was present at the inauguration of the academic program and spoke in detail about the generation of public value through planning.

Nimia Torres, STP's General Director of Results Management, explained how the institution plans and follows up on public programs, as it oversees approving the nation's general budget in fiscal year 2020. She also thanked ILPES and stated that the training program will contribute to making Paraguayan planning a coordinated management.

Gilda Lorena Arias, Head of the Planning and Budget Department of the General Budget Directorate of the Paraguayan Ministry of Finance, gave a brief overview of the progress made in the area of result-based budgeting from 2005 to the present.

The ILPES team, formed by Alejandro Bustamante and Dante Arenas, invited the participants to seize opportunities to learn how each institution in Paraguay works in terms of planning and to learn from this instance in order to homogenize concepts and work in a coordinated manner to optimize outcomes in terms of result-based budgeting at a vital moment in Paraguayan planning.

The course is part of the Cooperation Program between the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the German Cooperation BMZ-giz.

The course aims at developing competencies in the STP's professionals and in the planning system to implement planning, programming and budgeting processes, by providing theoretical and technical foundations for the implementation of result-based management, and to implement the National Development Plan (PND) in the context of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.