Technical analysis of five further Biennial Update
Reports was conducted.
The eleventh round of the technical
analysis under the existing MRV framework for developing countries was held in
Bonn, Germany, from 20 to 24 August 2018. Two teams of technical experts (TTE),
one in English and one Spanish, conducted the technical analysis of five Biennial
Update Reports (BURs) – three BUR2 submitted by Armenia, the former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia and Uruguay, and two BUR1 submitted by Nigeria and Saudi
Over the next nine months, the
TTEs, in consultation with the Parties, will prepare the summary reports for
each of those Parties analyzed. The information will capture the findings of
the technical analysis, including capacity-building needs, aimed at enhancing
the transparency of information reported in Parties’ BURs. Once published on
the secretariat’s website, the reports will serve as input to the multilateral facilitative
sharing of views process for these Parties.
Since the launch of the process
in 2015, 57 BURs have been analyzed by a total of 152 experts, and 47 of these
summary reports have been published.
A recent survey of Parties that
have participated in the BUR technical analysis process shows, that the
experiences and lessons learned from the BUR technical analysis process are
significant in helping Parties prepare for their subsequent national reports.
The interaction between the Party and the technical experts are very effective
and the guidance received from the secretariat throughout the process is
sufficient and helpful.
From the process management
perspective, the secretariat strives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness
of the process through the development of both IT-and non-IT tools that aim to
support the technical analysis process, as well as through enhancement of
training activities and training material.