The workshop was jointly organized by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) of The Philippines with the World Bank Group. Development planning officials from seven countries namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand participated in the workshop to:
- Motivate discussions and exchanges on the technical implementation aspects of national planning from different countries and from the international perspective;
- Expose participants interactive sessions related to national/subnational coordination;
- Encourage participants to network and discuss ideas for future PCoP activities, as well focus areas.