Strategic Prioritization Retreat (SPR)
17 October 2019
- The UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework – or in short, the “Cooperation Framework” is the single most important instrument for the UN development system to articulate the commitments of the UN and the country to work together on the SDGs.
The current Partnership Framework for Development (PFD) between the government of Kazakhstan and UN for 2016-2020 is due to end in December 2020. Therefore, the United Nations agencies, programmes and funds are beginning the planning for the next, post 2020 five-year programming cycle, that is to say an exercise of crafting the new “UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework”.
To ensure that the new Cooperation Framework reflects the priorities of Kazakhstan’s Strategy 2050 and other strategic documents, the UN country team conducted the Strategic Prioritization Retreat on 15-16 October 2019 at Astana Marriot Hotel in Nur-Sultan with participation of key national counterparts. Over 130 participants represented the Government of Kazakhstan, civil society and academia activists.
Together with our national counterparts we reviewed and discussed the development challenges and opportunities for SDG achievement in Kazakhstan while listening to views from the state, Civil Society and UN and discussing and agreeing on the strategic priority areas and defining future “outcomes” of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025 building on those priority areas.