UNDP expert held consultations in Turkmenistan on the preparation of a report on the assessment of development financing

UNDP expert held consultations in Turkmenistan on the preparation of a report on the assessment of development financing

International UNDP expert Levon Barkhudaryan visited Turkmenistan and held a series of consultations with representatives of ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, as well as the private sector to discuss the preparation of the Development Finance Assessment Report. This was reported in a UNDP press release.

During the meetings, issues of priority areas for the development of fiscal and monetary policy, statistical reporting, development and support of the private sector, investment climate, as well as planned reforms of the budget system of Turkmenistan were discussed.

These consultations were within the framework of the cooperation between UNDP and the Regional Platform for SDGs in Central Asia funded by the European Union (EU) with the Government of Turkmenistan on financing for development, including assistance in conducting the Development Finance Assessment (DFA) to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.

The aim of the DFA is to identify opportunities for a more integrated approach to mobilizing additional funding and leveraging existing financial resources to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

It is expected that the presentation of the final DFA Report will be held at the next meeting of the Joint Expert Group on SDG Financing between the UN and the Government of Turkmenistan, scheduled for November 11.

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