The World Bank mission invited representatives of the project beneficiaries to evaluate the 2018 implementation of the project as well as discuss the activities to be implemented in 2019. The technical workshop took place at “Tushee” hall on the 9th floor of Ministry of Finance.
The following topics were discussed:
1. Challenges faced during the first-year implementation of the project;
2. Key goals for the second-year implementation of the project;
3. Prioritization of activities for greater impact;
4. Potential implementation challenges and ways to mitigate the risks during the second year.
The following issues were discussed within each component to reach a general understanding:
1. Strategic directions of high importance for each component;
2. Determine the priority activities in order to reach the project outcomes;
3. Evaluate the project results framework with special attention to the intermediate results;
4. Decide upon the timing and sequencing of activities to be carried out in the second year.
After the discussion a representative from each component presented the main outcomes of the discussion as well as shared information and their experiences. The World Bank will conduct the Mid-Term Review of the Project in 2019, therefore, implementing entities were requested to accelerate the project activities.
After the discussion, the World Bank mission will meet with authorities of some beneficiaries that they need additional clarification from.
Additionally, the preliminary 2019 Work Plan will be presented to the management of the Ministry of Finance and approved by the Project Steering Committee.
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION UNIT
THE PIU INTRODUCED IMPLEMENTATION PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT TO THE WORLD BANK WORKING GROUP.
Ms. Alma Kanani, the World Bank Practice manager for East Asia Region, Ms. Carolina Vaira, Task Team leader for Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Stability Project, and the WB working group members visited the Project implementation unit and were introduced to the project implementation progress on March 19, 2019.
THE ONE STOP-SOCIAL INSURANCE SERVICE CENTER OPENED WITH THE SUPPORT OF SFFSP.
The One Stop Service Center of Social insurance division of Bayanzurkh district opened on 13 March, 2019 and an opportunity to improve quality and access of social insurance services for the citizens have become possible.
THE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION UNIT HAS ORGANIZED A TRAINING FOR COORDINATING CONSULTANTS AND WORKING GROUP MEMBERS.
In order to intensify the implementation of 2019 work plan, approved by the Project Steering committee, a training on procurement, training and monitoring and evaluation was organized for coordinating consultants and working group members on February 28, 2019.
WORK PLAN AND PROCUREMENT PLAN FOR THE YEAR 2019 HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE.
The Project Work Plan and Procurement Plan for the 2019 under the Strengthening Fiscal and Financial Stability project was approved by the Project Steering Committee members on January 25, 2019.
A JOINT MEETING WITH STATE SECRETARY AND DIRECTORS OF MINISTRY OF FINANCE WAS ORGANIZED BY THE SFFS PROJECT IMPLEMENTING UNIT.
According to an assignment, given by State Secretary of Ministry of Finance and Project director, the Project implementing unit had successfully organized a joint meeting with directors of departments of Project implementing agency at the Ministry of Finance on December 21, 2018.
A TRAINING WAS ORGANIZED FOR PROJECT COORDINATING CONSULTANTS AND WORKING GROUP MEMBERS
The Project implementation unit organized a training for project consulting coordinators and working group members on November 27, 2018. The purpose of the training was to provide project consulting coordinators and working group members with guidance on coordination and organization of activities planned for the upcoming year, urgent activities to be implemented, and tasks completed within the preparation of the Project work plan for 2019.