(Adopted by SAPRIN Steering Committee
13 January 1997
27 May and 29 August 1997)
The global Steering Committee of the Civil Society Structural Adjustment
Participatory Review International Network (SAPRIN) has been sensitive
to the need for the country exercises to be conducted in as decentralized
a manner as possible. It was asked, however, by organizations that will
initiate country exercises in the field to establish Standard Operating
Procedures as guidelines for moving forth in each nation in an effective
and consistent manner.
Agreements have been negotiated with the World Bank that define the
nature and process of the exercise, and the SAPRIN Steering Committee must
ensure that the country exercises work within the parameters of those agreements.
The Steering Committee has also established certain parameters of its own
in order to ensure that, while allowing as much flexibility as possible,
country exercises are carried out in a consistent manner that places popular,
or peoples', organizations at the center of the process. Finally, issues
have already emerged with the Bank and/or government in a handful of countries,
so the Steering Committee has been asked to err on the side of being prescriptive
in order to make clear to the civil-society organizers their responsibilities
and rights as they engage Bank and government officials in the field.
In-country operating procedures are presented below as they have emerged
from various documented meetings, beginning with the SAPRIN-Bank Steering
Committee meeting of 12 July 1996 and the September 1996 joint technical-committee
meeting. They have been reviewed, modified and approved by the SAPRIN Steering
Committee, while the Bank secretariat has reviewed those aspects related
to joint field operations that have emanated from joint meetings and agreements
and the work of the global technical teams. The procedures represent "rules
of the game" that will guide us as we move forward in the field.
a. This exercise at its foundation is a
PARTICIPATORY one involving civil society, the World Bank and governments
in a broad consultative process, as well as in field research, to REVIEW
AND ASSESS THE IMPACT OF STRUCTURAL AND SECTORAL ADJUSTMENT AND STABILIZATION
POLICIES AND TO RECOMMEND CHANGES IN THESE POLICIES AND IN THE POLICYMAKING
b. It seeks, in particular, to FACILITATE
THE FULL PARTICIPATION OF THOSE WHO HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN EXCLUDED from
decisionmaking in the deliberations, research and assessments associated
with adjustment programs in the participating countries.
c. The structure of the national SAPRI
exercises will consist of four major components: A PREPARATORY PHASE in
which civil society organizes itself and then jointly plans the national
review with the World Bank and government representatives; AN OPENING NATIONAL
PUBLIC FORUM; A PARTICIPATORY FIELD INVESTIGATION; AND A SECOND NATIONAL
d. THE PUBLIC NATIONAL FORA CONSTITUTE
THE HEART OF THE SAPRI EXERCISE IN THAT THEY PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR
CITIZENS' TO BRING UNFETTERED TESTIMONY, EVIDENCE AND ANALYSIS TO THE TABLE
about the local effects of adjustment policies. They will also immediately
precede and follow the field research and thus will help define its direction
and then assess its findings. They are designed, where feasible, to be
major national events.
e. The field investigations will be carried
out consistent with the purposes of SAPRI and as an effective complement
to the participatory public fora.
a. ASSISTANCE TO EACH OF THE COUNTRY EXERCISES
WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE BY THE SAPRIN REGIONAL
CENTERS. This assistance will be provided, as appropriate, to the local
civil-society Steering Committees in the preparation of the national fora
and to the its technical teams in the development of the field-investigation
and research agenda TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY AMONG THE VARIOUS COUNTRY EXERCISES
AND BROAD ADHERENCE TO THESE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES WITHOUT IMPINGING
UPON THE FLEXIBILITY NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE PARTICULARS OF LOCAL CONDITIONS.
b. THE REGIONAL CENTERS WILL HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY
AND THE AUTHORITY, HOWEVER, TO ENSURE THAT THE NATIONAL EXERCISES PROCEED
CONSISTENT WITH THE PURPOSES, INTENT AND GUIDELINES OF SAPRI.
c. The Centers will also have the responsibility
to HELP CLARIFY "RULES OF THE GAME" WITH BANK RESIDENT MISSIONS
AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND TO ATTEMPT TO HELP RESOLVE UNRESOLVED CONFLICTS
with these parties and the local civil-society Steering Committee at the
national level before they are taken to the global joint steering committee
in Washington for resolution.
d. FUNDE, Third World Network Africa, FOCUS
on the Global South, and (provisionally) the SAPRIN Secretariat will function
as the Regional Centers for Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe,
respectively. They will have the authority, responsibilities, budgets and
resources necessary to play this role effectively within a decentralized
SAPRIN management system.
e. Other members of the SAPRIN Steering
Committee, along with the Secretariat, will play a back-up role. Unresolved
issues internal to SAPRIN will be reviewed by the Executive/Finance Committee,
which, in conjunction with the Secretariat, will manage financial matters.
f. All in-country discussions with World
Bank Washington-based staff held outside the context of a full National
Steering Committee meeting that includes a full complement of government
representatives should be attended by a member of the SAPRIN global Steering
Committee to ensure a balanced understanding of the SAPRI process.
a. The SAPRIN Secretariat and Regional
Centers, in coordination with other Network Steering Committee members,
will contact an organization in each country to CONVENE A MEETING, OR A
SERIES OF CONSULTATIONS, to begin the organization of the civil-society
participation in that national exercise.
b. The convening organization will REACH
OUT BROADLY TO THE ORGANIZATIONS OF CIVIL SOCIETY in that nation in carrying
out this function, extending well beyond its own immediate network.
c. The focus should be on such entities
as labor unions, small-farmer and peasant organizations, small and medium-scale
business associations, and women's, indigenous peoples', religious, environmental
and youth groups, as well as other peoples' organizations that have been
affected by the local adjustment program(s) and those local NGOs that work
with them. Collectively, they should represent a broad cross-section of
civil society in the country, although a STRONG PREFERENCE SHOULD BE GIVEN
TO THOSE POPULAR SECTORS, ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS THAT HAVE BEEN CONSISTENTLY
EXCLUDED FROM PROVIDING INPUT TO THE FORMULATION OF THE ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM(S).
d. In reaching out to these groups, the
convening organization should inform them about the history, nature, objectives
and details of the Initiative, its risks and opportunities, and the broader
Network that supports it globally.
4. CONVENING-ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIP WITH SAPRIN
STEERING COMMITTEE DURING PREPARATORY PHASE
a. Once broad-based interest is established,
the convening organization should provide the SAPRIN Steering Committee
and its relevant Regional Center with a list of organizations that will
be included in the formal process of outreach and a "game plan"
for effecting this outreach, including possible meeting[s] and other means
b. Upon satisfactory fulfillment of these
conditions, the Steering Committee will release some or all of the relatively
limited funds allocated for travel and related expenses during the preparatory
a. THE BROAD NETWORK OF LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
that have been involved in the initial discussions about the SAPRI exercise
WILL SELECT A LEAD ORGANIZATION AND A CIVIL SOCIETY STEERING COMMITTEE
to manage the country exercise for civil society in that nation.
b. Funds to cover personnel costs and institutional
support, as well as other SAPRI expenses, for the duration of the exercise
will be drawn from an overall Lead Organization budget, which will be established
in conjunction with the SAPRIN Executive Committee and Secretariat. Financing
will be provided to the Lead Organization in tranches for each phase of
the country exercise upon receipt of appropriate plans and an account of
c. If the civil-society network has not
yet established a Steering Committee, the first task of the Lead Organization
will be the organization of a process to SELECT approximately six-to-twelve
MEMBERS OF A LOCAL CIVIL-SOCIETY STEERING COMMITTEE.
d. The local Steering Committee should
include A MAJORITY OF PEOPLES' ORGANIZATIONS, including, but not limited
to, women's and labor organizations. Members of the Steering Committee
and other civil-society participants in the SAPRI process need not be registered
with the government as non-governmental organizations.
e. AN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, or committee,
shall be formed to jointly make programmatic and financial decisions on
behalf of the Steering Committee.
f. A MAXIMUM OF ONE MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE
COUNCIL CAN BE A CURRENT, RECENT OR ANTICIPATED RECIPIENT OF WORLD BANK
g. AT LEAST ONE MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE
COUNCIL SHOULD BE A WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION or an organization with a strong
background on women's issues and analysis. There should be strong popular,
or peoples', group presence on this council, as well.
6. OTHER TASKS OF LEAD ORGANIZATION
a. The Lead Organization, with the assistance
of the other local Steering Committee members, will complete the preparatory
stage of the exercise, including the preliminary identification of key
adjustment-related issues for discussion with Bank and government representatives
and subsequent submission to the opening National Forum.
b. The Lead Organization will subsequently
co-chair a National SAPRI Steering Committee with a Bank/government representative
(or co-select a chair with the Bank and government), take the lead in coordinating
the two (or more) national fora, organize a field investigation with the
Bank and government, be responsible for any final or interim reports produced
by the civil-society team, and represent the national civil-society network
c. A significant amount of the time and
costs of the Lead Organization in carrying out these tasks will be covered
by SAPRIN funds to the extent they are available.
7. CIVIL-SOCIETY STEERING COMMITTEE AND ISSUES
a. The local civil-society Steering Committee
will reach out to a broad range of citizens' organizations to CONSTRUCT
A "LONG LIST" OF ISSUES related to the impact of the national
b. Each issue set should be framed as follows:
a) problematic policy measure or combination of measures (e.g., import
liberalization policy and/or tight credit policy); b) hypothesized impact
of this policy(ies) (e.g., crippling of small-scale producers producing
for the domestic market); c) the population groups directly affected (e.g.,
small-scale food producers, women in the informal sector, small and medium-scale
c. The Steering Committee members, along
with a Technical Team of advisors that will be selected by (and act as
an adjunct to) the Steering Committee, will narrow the list down to a "SHORT
LIST" OF FIVE OR SIX ISSUES that emerged repeatedly in the interviews
as priority concerns of civil society and that are central to the local
d. The Steering Committee will then SHARE
THE SHORT LIST OF ISSUES WITH THE NETWORK OF ORGANIZATIONS that has been
consulted in the issues-identification process for the purpose of receiving
feedback and modifying the list and the formulation of issues.
a. As the local civil-society Steering
Committees begin their work in many of the SAPRI countries, representatives
from each will travel to Washington to participate in the global launch
of the Initiative.
b. The civil-society organizations in each
country will send their lead group or other representative to PRESENT PUBLICLY
THE PROBLEMS WITH ADJUSTMENT IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES AND THE MEASURES
AND ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR REVIEW.
c. They will be joined by a representative
of each local civil-society technical team and by the global technical
team and members of the global SAPRIN Steering Committee, as well as Bank
and government representatives, to WORK OUT A FINAL, CONSISTENT FORMAT
AND METHODOLOGY FOR THE COUNTRY FORA AND THE SUBSEQUENT FIELD INVESTIGATIONS
immediately after the public forum.
9. ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE
a. With a Lead Organization selected, a
citizens' Steering Committee and technical team in place, and a handful
of issues in hand, the civil-society team will consult with the local World
Bank resident mission and the appropriate government authorities to establish
a National Steering Committee for the exercise.
b. It is expected that there will have
already been established a Bank/government steering committee that will
include a representative cross-section of public officials from various
ministries, branches and levels of government and that all or part of this
committee will join with representatives of the civil-society Steering
Committee to form the National Steering Committee.
c. At least half of the National Steering
Committee should be composed of civil-society representatives chosen by
and from the civil-society Steering Committee.
d. Ideally, the National Steering Committee
would have between ten and fifteen members; a third-party Chair may also
be chosen jointly.
a. The National Steering Committee (Civil
Society/NGOs and Bank/Government) will have the responsibility for planning
the local opening forum, the subsequent field investigation and the second
b. Its first job will be to narrow civil
society's "short list" of adjustment-related issues down to APPROXIMATELY
THREE ISSUES THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE FIRST FORUM. Although there
is flexibility in the number and nature of issues selected, emphasis should
be placed on the economic impact (e.g., income, employment, production)
of adjustment programs on different population groups and sectors.
c. The top two criteria for selection of
issues should be the relative importance of the issues to the development
of the country and their relevance to broad-based population groups that
have seen themselves marginalized by the adjustment process.
d. THE LOCAL CIVIL-SOCIETY STEERING COMMITTEE
WILL CONTROL THE FUNDS FOR THE FORUM AND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR FORUM
a. The second task of the National Steering
Committees will be to DECIDE UPON THE PARTICIPANTS AT THE OPENING FORUM,
AS WELL AS A WELL-RESPECTED NATIONAL TO CHAIR THE PROCEEDINGS.
b. Although participation will be as broad-based
as possible, priority will be given to representatives of those civil-society
organizations, Bank offices and government institutions (i.e., ministries,
parliament, local government units) that are affected by and/or deal with
the adjustment measures that will be under discussion. CIVIL-SOCIETY REPRESENTATION
WILL BE DRAWN PREDOMINANTLY FROM THE POPULAR SECTORS, as it is the peoples'
input that is at the core of SAPRI.
c. Other Southern and Northern NGOs (including
members of the SAPRIN Steering Committee), as well as Bank Washington staff,
may attend the proceedings; any active participation on their part must
be prescribed by the civil-society and Bank contingents of the National
Steering Committee, respectively.
a. The civil-society contingent will propose
its list of participants and the Bank team will present the proposed group
of government officials, Bank staff and other representatives who would
b. In reviewing each other's lists, the
Bank may recommend a different representation of civil society, while the
civil-society team might, for example, suggest changes in the composition
of, and balance between, national and local governmental representation
and in the nature of parliamentary involvement.
c. With both parties proceeding on the
basis of the principles of independence and trust, DISAGREEMENTS THAT MAY
ARISE CONCERNING LOCAL PARTICIPATION in the local steering committees and
public fora WILL BE JOINTLY DISCUSSED AND DEALT WITH AT THE LOCAL, REGIONAL
AND GLOBAL LEVELS AS THEY ARISE.
d. IN THE END, HOWEVER, THE TWO PARTIES
WILL EACH MAKE THE FINAL DETERMINATION REGARDING THE COMPOSITION OF THEIR
OWN RESPECTIVE LISTS OF STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND FORA PARTICIPANTS.
e. The civil-society contingent will control
a budget from which it will finance the participation of the representatives
from citizens' organizations, as well as forum preparation and logistics.
a. In preparation for the opening National
Forum, the National Steering Committee will have the added responsibility
of collecting materials and preparing new information and analysis related
to the country's adjustment program and the issues that will be discussed.
b. While the civil-society presenters and
discussants will bring their own analysis to the table, they and the other
members of the citizens' contingent, including those on the civil-society
Steering Committee, will have the role of presenting supporting evidence.
c. In addition, the Bank has offered to
prepare and present factual information on the timing, content and macroeconomic
impact of the national adjustment programs supported by the IFIs; it will
be the job of the entire National Steering Committee in each country to
agree on what information of this nature will be presented and how it will
be put forth.
d. As SAPRI is a participatory exercise
in which civil society is to be fully involved in the review of adjustment
programs, THE CIVIL-SOCIETY PARTICIPANTS IN THE NATIONAL EXERCISES MUST
HAVE ACCESS TO THE SAME INFORMATION on these programs AS DO GOVERNMENTS
AND THE WORLD BANK. THE PUBLIC FORA AND FIELD INVESTIGATIONS THEREFORE
CANNOT AND WILL NOT PROCEED WITHOUT A GLOBAL AGREEMENT ENSURING THE FULL
AVAILABILITY OF SUCH INFORMATION IN ALL THE PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES.
a. The format for the country fora will
depend on the particulars of each country situation. A preliminary forum
might be held to give voice to civil society on all key adjustment issues
before approximately three issues are selected for discussion at an opening
National Forum. WHILE MOST OF THE OPENING FORA WILL HAVE A THREE/FOUR-ISSUE
FORMAT, FORUM PARTICIPANTS WILL BE FREE TO RAISE OTHER ADJUSTMENT-RELATED
ISSUES for discussion, further investigation and inclusion in the final
list of issues to be studied in the field investigations.
b. It has been tentatively agreed that
each of the opening fora will begin with a discussion of the introduction
of the adjustment programs in order to identify and bridge any differences
in understanding among the parties about the basic facts about the programs.
c. If the opening National Forum maintains
its three/four-issue format, its introductory session would be followed
by three sessions that revolve around the selected adjustment-related issues.
Each session would probably last between one-half and one full day, meaning
that the fora would average 2-4 days in length.
d. CITIZENS' REPRESENTATIVES, backed by
local academics, policy researchers and other interested parties, as well
as by written analysis, WILL INITIATE EACH OF THE SESSIONS WITH PRESENTATIONS
ON THE IMPACT OF THE IDENTIFIED ADJUSTMENT MEASURE, or combination of measures,
on their respective constituencies and, where possible, explanations for
e. These FORA are designed to be truly
national in scope and HIGHLY PUBLIC AND TRANSPARENT, with national and
international media coverage encouraged along with international observers
a. On each issue set presented at the National
Forum, responses from Bank and government officials and subsequent discussion
will lead to basic agreement or disagreement on whether the problem identified
exists in significant form, and whether it is caused to some degree by
some combination of specific adjustment policies.
b. Where there is disagreement, the question
will be flagged for field investigation, as the third ASSUMPTION IN THE
EXERCISE IS THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROBLEM AND POLICY(IES) CAN BE
BEST UNDERSTOOD THROUGH AN EMPIRICAL LOOK AT THE BEHAVIOR OF THE POLITICAL
ECONOMY, including at the local level.
c. THE EVIDENCE, ANALYSIS AND PERSPECTIVES
PRESENTED AT THE PUBLIC FORUM WILL BE CONSIDERED CRITICALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION
ABOUT THE LOCAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM(S) in their own right and will provide
the basis along with the field-investigation results and written materials
for the discussion at, and the findings and recommendations emanating from,
the second country forum.
a. After the opening National Forum, THE
CIVIL-SOCIETY TECHNICAL TEAM, WORKING CLOSELY WITH AND ON BEHALF OF THE
CIVIL-SOCIETY STEERING COMMITTEE, WILL NEGOTIATE A RESEARCH AGENDA AND
CONSULTANTS' TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) WITH THE BANK/GOVERNMENT committee
and team within the framework of the National Steering Committee.
b. THE RESEARCH AGENDA WILL BE DEVELOPED
AROUND THE KEY ISSUES that were presented at the opening National Forum,
including those that were introduced by Forum participants themselves,
as decided in the Forum and in subsequent deliberations of the National
c. The local civil-society Steering Committee
and technical team have the responsibility of ENSURING THAT THE RESEARCH
AGENDA REFLECTS CIVIL SOCIETY'S PRIORITY CONCERNS, that it will facilitate
field investigations that in a participatory manner will capture the opinions
and knowledge of the local participants, and that it will yield results
that have real potential of leading to clear policy recommendations.
d. THE LOCAL TECHNICAL TEAMS are encouraged
to consult with their respective SAPRIN Regional Center in the drafting
of the field consultants' Terms of Reference and ARE REQUIRED TO SHARE
THE FINAL DRAFT OF THE TOR WITH THE REGIONAL CENTER BEFORE THEY SIGN OFF
ON IT WITH THE BANK/GOVERNMENT TEAM. The Regional Centers, in turn, will
consult with their colleagues on the global technical team regarding each
TOR and are responsible for providing support to each local civil-society
steering committee and technical team in their negotiations with the Bank/government
a. The field research is designed to be
part of, and consistent with, the broader SAPRI exercise, which, at its
foundation, is a participatory process involving civil society, the World
Bank, and governments. The purpose of the research is to contribute substantively
to the overall adjustment review through targeted learning, focusing on
those groups that have been neglected in previous research and analysis
on the impact of adjustment.
b. THE FIELD INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD THEREFORE
FACILITATE THE FULL PARTICIPATION OF THOSE WHO HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN
EXCLUDED FROM DECISIONMAKING IN THE ASSESSMENT, DELIBERATIONS AND RESEARCH
ON STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMS in the participating countries, while
attempting to include the full range of groups and sectors that have been
both unfavorably and favorably affected by adjustment policies.
c. The basic research GUIDELINES have been
developed by the SAPRIN and Bank global technical teams with input from
representatives of the country technical teams. ALL MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL
AND GLOBAL CIVIL-SOCIETY STEERING COMMITTEES AND TECHNICAL TEAMS SHOULD
FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK. If there are
any questions about the content of this document (to be issued in early
September 1997), they should be referred to the respective Regional Centers
or other members of the global technical team.
d. THE RESPECTIVE REGIONAL CENTERS of the
global SAPRIN Steering Committee WILL ASSIST THE LOCAL TECHNICAL TEAMS
IN EACH COUNTRY in the consistent, though flexible, APPLICATION OF THE
METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK AND GUIDELINES.
e. EACH LOCAL CIVIL-SOCIETY STEERING COMMITTEE
WILL SELECT ONE HALF OF THE RESEARCH TEAM that will carry out the field
investigation or jointly select the six-member team with the Bank. NO MORE
THAN ONE HALF OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL-SOCIETY TECHNICAL TEAM CAN ALSO
BE RESEARCHERS CARRYING OUT THE FIELD INVESTIGATION.
f. AT LEAST ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL-SOCIETY
TECHNICAL TEAM AND ONE MEMBER OF THE RESEARCH TEAM MUST HAVE EXTENSIVE
EXPERIENCE WITH GENDER ANALYSIS, particularly as it pertains to economic
g. THE RESEARCH WILL TAKE A POLITICAL-ECONOMY
APPROACH, meaning that a key goal of the research is TO UNDERSTAND POLITICAL
AND INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES THAT SHAPE POLICY DECISIONS
AND IMPACTS. As such, we are interested in both understanding the complex
relationship among policies, intermediating institutions (e.g., markets,
regulatory and legal frameworks, governmental institutions, national and
global power structures, etc.) and outcomes at the individual, family,
community, enterprise and sectoral levels and, to the extent possible,
establishing direct attributions of causality.
h. The field investigations will USE A
RANGE OF RESEARCH METHODS, but particularly those that the Bank has not
traditionally used (e.g., participatory) and will gather information that
civil-society groups feel is crucial input for sound policy decisions.
i. The review will recognize the EQUAL
VALIDITY OF QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE METHODS OF RESEARCH and, whenever
possible, use more than one approach to validate information.
j. The field investigations will be conducted
in each country over a six-to-eight month period.
k. In light of the participatory and consultative
nature of the exercise and the range of countries and actors involved,
there will be flexibility regarding processes employed, methodological
approaches utilized, and timeframe needed for completion of the study.
a. The results of the opening National
Forum and the field investigation in each country will be discussed at
a second country forum, also organized by the National Steering Committee,
with the civil-society Steering Committee having the responsibility to
arrange for and finance (with SAPRI-allocated funds) civil-society participation,
as well as forum logistics.
b. This SECOND FORUM, held in most of the
countries within a year of the global launch, WILL ASSESS THE INFORMATION
AND ANALYSIS COMING FROM THE FIELD AND THE OPENING FORUM AND WILL YIELD
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES IN ECONOMIC POLICIES AND POLICYMAKING PROCESSES.
c. These recommendations will be incorporated
in a FINAL SAPRI COUNTRY REPORT PREPARED BY THE NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE.
The civil-society members of that committee will coordinate their input
into the report with their respective SAPRIN Regional Center, representing
the SAPRIN global Steering Committee. IF THERE ARE FUNDAMENTAL DISAGREEMENTS
ON THE CONTENT OF THE REPORT, BOTH PARTIES, I.E., CIVIL SOCIETY AND BANK/GOVERNMENT,
ARE FREE TO WRITE THEIR OWN SEPARATE DOCUMENTS.
a. The various country reports will feed
into the preparation of a global SAPRIN report that synthesizes SAPRI findings
and articulates policy recommendations.
b. A SECOND GLOBAL FORUM WILL THEN BE HELD,
AT WHICH THE COUNTRY AND SAPRIN REPORTS WILL BE PRESENTED TO SENIOR WORLD
BANK MANAGEMENT. SAPRIN will be fully represented at the country, regional
and global levels along with government officials from the SAPRI countries
and Bank Washington- and field-based staff.
c. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CHANGES IN BANK
GLOBAL POLICY ADVICE, IN BANK DECISIONMAKING PROCESSES, AND IN ITS RELATIONSHIP
WITH GOVERNMENTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE FORMULATION OF ECONOMIC POLICIES
WILL BE DISCUSSED AND AN ACTION PLAN OUTLINED.
d. A FINAL JOINT SAPRI REPORT WILL BE PREPARED
that synthesizes findings and recommendations from SAPRI and related exercises
and ARTICULATES NEXT STEPS IN THE PROCESS OF DEMOCRATIZING ECONOMIC DECISIONMAKING
IN WHICH THE BANK IS INVOLVED. EACH PARTY CAN PUBLISH ITS OWN REPORT if
agreement on fundamental issues cannot be reached.
a. The Lead Organizations will have budgets
from which to finance their work and the various activities that make up
the country exercises.
b. Although the global and national SAPRI
budgets are only partially financed at this time, the SAPRIN Steering Committee
has budgeted a minimum of US$7000 to cover preparatory costs in each country.
c. In addition, based on tentative and
firm commitments from donors, there is presently budgeted approximately
US$34,000 for each Lead Organization for its work organizing two country
fora and participating in the oversight of the local research team that
will conduct the field work. The budget to cover three of the six researchers
in each country is approximately US$53,000, also contingent on the funds
being raised. Likewise, full project funding would give each Lead Organization
a budget of about US$3,000 for communications (technology or direct costs)
and public affairs, as well as proximately US$20,000 for local-participant
travel and other logistical costs associated with each of two in-country
d. It is roughly estimated that, beyond
the European-government and foundation funding reflected in the figures
above, there will be a minimum of another US$25,000 raised per country
exercise, as the SAPRIN Steering Committee and Secretariat continue to
raise additional funds for the field exercises.
e. As the Secretariat is attempting to
raise these additional funds as evenly as possible for the various country
exercises, THE LEAD ORGANIZATIONS IN EACH COUNTRY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE
REGIONAL CENTERS WILL KEEP THE SECRETARIAT INFORMED OF MONIES RAISED (and
of other fundraising opportunities) at the national or regional level,
respectively, so a balance among SAPRI exercises can be maintained.
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