To build capacity of CBA staff for implementation of CBA project with higher degree of effectiveness and to raise their awareness about CBA perspective an Annual CBA Staff Meeting was conducted on 16 December 2013. The event gathered more than 60 participants. During the meeting oblast coordinators jointly reviewed the 2013 CBA implementation results - successes and challenges faced and explored future course of action. As soon as the second phase of the Project is accomplishing Ms. Oksana Remiga, UNDP Senior Project Manager, was speaking about perspective of CBA-III and emphasised that “It is expected that at the beginning of the next year the Financial Agreement between EU and Ukrainian Government will be signed and the third phase of CBA Project will be launched”.
For a better understanding of Project achievements and areas for improvement, Ildar Gazizullin, evaluator of CBA implementation, introduced the auditing and evaluation results. Following his presentation, participants agreed on the actions that should be taken with accordance to recommendations of the auditors and evaluation mission.
During the Annual CBA Staff Meeting, oblast coordinators learned about procedures and lessons of energy efficient, rural economic development and knowledge management components. The upscaling of these components will take place in CBA-III and therefore all staff was updated on the subject.
Along with this they have got an update regarding the administrative and programme direction in the framework of CBA-II and CBA-III.
By the end of the meeting, participants have gained a better understanding about current status of various components of CBA-II and their effective implementation in 2014. They have also got a clear understanding of CBA-III and its implementation arrangement.