Advanced Leadership Development Programme (Phase III)

07 Mar 2011

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China launched the third phase of its highly successful Advanced Leadership Development Programme at a signing ceremony in Beijing on 7 March 2011. The Project Document was signed between UNDP and the China International Centre for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE). The event was witnessed by Ms. Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Wang Ercheng, Vice Minister of the Organisational Department of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee (CPC), and Mr. Yu Jianhua, Assistant Minister of Commerce (MOFCOM). This event marks the continuation of an important strategic partnership on capacity building for senior government officials in China to advance the government's goal in accelerating the realization of a Xiaokang society.

As China looks to implement its 12th five-year-plan, this initiative will provide assistance to the government in its efforts to expedite the transformation of China's development pattern to achieve a more balanced, equitable and sustainable development. Building on the achievements of the previous two phases, the new programme phase will focus on urbanization, environmental protection and low carbon development, crisis prevention and management, social management and public service delivery, and economic restructuring, to build government capacity in addressing these new and emerging development challenges.

Over the previous two phases, the programme has provided more than 400 senior Chinese government officials and state-owned business leaders with opportunities to enhance their understanding of new development concepts, and increased their capacities for leading, managing and implementing policies in their respective institutions and areas of responsibility.