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The CPF is a strategic plan that defines the World Bank Group’s support for the country’s development program for this period. It is anchored at the intersection of the Government’s priorities and the priorities identified in the recently launched World Bank Group’s Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD).

The World Bank Group (WBG) has launched a series of consultations following recent evidence on key challenges facing Sri Lanka in its journey to end poverty and promote shared prosperity. These consultations with key stakeholders will help develop the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Sri Lanka for FY 2017-2020. The CPF is a strategic plan that defines the Word Bank Group’s support for the country’s development program for this period. It is anchored at the intersection of the Government’s priorities and the priorities identified in the recently launched World Bank Group’s Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD). The CPF program is further shaped by consultations with its beneficiaries the Government of Sri Lanka as well as its citizens representing the private sector and civil society. 

The SCD identifies the most critical constraints and opportunities facing a country in accelerating progress toward the goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner.  The SCD produces an objective, evidence–based, candid assessment of the main challenges facing the country, without limitation to the areas where the WBG is currently engaged.  

The CPF identifies the key objectives and development results through which the WBG intends to support a member country in its efforts to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. When preparing a CPF, the WBG starts from the member country’s own vision of its development goals. The WBG and the country draw upon the SCD to develop the CPF objectives together; deriving them from those country development goals that reflect the WBG’s comparative advantage as well as alignment with the twin goals and taking into account opportunities for leveraging the private sector to provide sustainable solutions to development problems. The CPF then outlines a selective and flexible program that will help the country achieve the CPF objectives.

The first round of consultations with a wide range of stakeholders in the Government, civil society, think-tanks, NGOs, private sector, academia, media, and local government members will be held in Matara, Jaffna, Kandy and Colombo. CPF Outline presentation.

Schedule for the Consultations in the Southern Province

Time

                                                            Session

8:00 am

Registration

8:30 am

 

Lighting of the Traditional Oil Lamp and National Anthem

8:40 am

 

Welcome

Snr. Prof. Gamini Senanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Ruhuna

8:50 am

 

Opening Remarks

Françoise Clottes, Country Director, World Bank Sri Lanka and the Maldives

 

9:00 am

 

 

Presentation – Outline of the Country Partnership Framework (CPF)

Rolande Pryce, Operations Advisor and Team Leader

9:30 am

 

Tea Break

10:00 am

 

First Round of Questions/Comments & Responses

Facilitated by Dr. P.A.P Samantha Kumara, Associate Prof. in Marketing.

10:20 am

 

Second Round of Questions/Comments & Responses

Facilitated by Dr. P.A.P Samantha Kumara, Associate Prof. in Marketing.

10:50 am

 

Closing Remarks

Schedule for the Consultations in the Northern Province

Time

                                                            Session

8:30 am

Registration

9:00 am

 

Lighting of the Traditional Oil Lamp and National Anthem

9:10 am

 

Welcome

Mr. N.Vethanayahan Government Agent/District Secretary Jaffna District

9:15 am

 

Opening Remarks

Françoise Clottes, Country Director, World Bank Sri Lanka and the Maldives

 

9:30 am

 

 

Presentation – Outline of the Country Partnership Framework (CPF)

Rolande Pryce, Operations Advisor and Team Leader

10:00 am

 

Tea Break

10:30 am

First Round of Questions/Comments & Responses

Facilitated by Dr. Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, Development Economist, Principal Researcher, Point Pedro Institute of Development.

10.45 am

Second Round of Questions/Comments & Responses

Facilitated by Dr. Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, Development Economist, Principal Researcher, Point Pedro Institute of Development.

11.00 am

 

Closing Remarks

Schedule for the Consultations in the Eastern Province

Time

                                                            Session

8:30 am

Registration

9:00 am

 

Lighting of the Traditional Oil Lamp and National Anthem

9:10 am

 

Welcome

Mr. Uthayakumar, Commissioner, Batticaloa Municipal Council

9:15 am

 

Opening Remarks

Françoise Clottes, Country Director, World Bank Sri Lanka and the Maldives

 

9:30 am

 

 

Presentation – Outline of the Country Partnership Framework (CPF)

Rolande Pryce, Operations Advisor and Team Leader

10:00 am

 

Tea Break

10:30 am

First Round of Questions/Comments & Responses

Facilitated by Mr. Logeswaran, Retired Senior Lecturer, Department of Commerce, Faculty of Commerce and Management.

10.45 am

Second Round of Questions/Comments & Responses

Facilitated by Mr. Logeswaran, Retired Senior Lecturer, Department of Commerce, Faculty of Commerce and Management.

11.00 am

 

Closing Remarks

Schedule for the Consultations in the Central Province

Time

                                                            Session

8:30 am

Registration

9:00 am

 

Lighting of the Traditional Oil Lamp and National Anthem

9:10 am

 

Welcome

Dr. Dayaratne Banda, Dean Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

9:15 am

 

Opening Remarks

Françoise Clottes, Country Director, World Bank Sri Lanka and the Maldives

 

9:30 am

 

 

Presentation – Outline of the Country Partnership Framework (CPF)

Rolande Pryce, Operations Advisor and Team Leader

10:00 am

 

Tea Break

10:30 am

First Round of Questions/Comments & Responses

Facilitated by Dr. Wasantha Athukorala, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeniya

10.45 am

Second Round of Questions/Comments & Responses

Facilitated by Dr. Wasantha Athukorala, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeniya

11.00 am

 

Closing Remarks

Online participation for this event is encouraged and inputs given on our Facebook Page or on Twitter @WorldBankSAsia with the hash tag #WhatWillItTake will be included in the proceedings.

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