Support to the civil service reform in Comoros

The IDEA International Institute supports the Government of Comoros to develop its civil service reform strategy with an action plan


IDEA supports the Results Based Management agenda in Paraguay

From 9th to 12th December 2014, a “Results Based Management – RBM” Workshop was facilitated for civil servants of different entities in Paraguay. Supported by the technical support of IDB, this workshop was coordinated by the General Budget Directorate from the Financial Management Deputy Secretary (SEAF for the Spanish acronym), and the sessions were facilitated by Juan Abreu, Vice-President and Director of the Regional Office in Panama. The general objective was to provide the main conceptual and methodological elements to implement progressively RBM. To do so, during the 4 days the following 4 areas were presented: 1. RBM and Strategic Planning 2. Budgeting for Results and Public Finance Management 3. Programs and Projects Management 4. Monitoring and Evaluation The main achievement at the end of the workshop was: to enable participants acquire a common understanding of RBM main concepts and principles; and to get to know the main challenges to implement RBM, based on the current level of development in the Government of Paraguay. According to Juan Abreu “this initiative, leaded by the General Budget Directorate, is a concrete example of management change implementation, which means that they understand their role oriented to provide citizens with useful outcomes” To access the related news, please click here (http://www.hacienda.gov.py/web-hacienda/index.php?c=96&n=6510) To access the Workshop Program, please click here http://idea-international.org/en/menu-droite-accueil/training-schedule/index.html


IDEA will participate in the Permanent Seminar of Results Based Management at Federal District (Mexico)

IDEA will participate in the Permanent Seminar of Results Based Management from the School of Public Administration of the Federal District (Mexico) The Permanent Seminar of Results Based Management from the School of Public Administration of the Federal District (Mexico) will be hosted from 10th to 12th December in the Federal District of Mexico. The topic of the Seminar will be “Good Practices Analysis in Results Based Management: Canada, France and the United States”. This event will have the following speakers and facilitators: ·         M.Sc. Benjamin Hill (Former Coordinator of the Performance Evaluation System and Budgeting for Results project, Ministry of Finance, Federal Government, Mexico); ·         Dr. Claudia Maldonado (Coordinator for CLEAR Latin America); ·         Dr. Gabriel Farfán (General Coordinator of the Professional Community and Experts in Management for Development in Mexico); ·         Dr. Laurence E. Lynn, Jr. (Senior Investigator at Lyndon Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas in USA); ·         Dr. Patrick Delage (General Comptroller for Budget and Accounting in the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Professional Training and Social Dialog in France); ·         Dr Frederic Martin (Co-Founder and Co-President of the Institute for Development in Economics and Administration, IDEA International in Canada). You will be able to access the online forecast event after 6 pm of the 10th of December in a link placed with the event banner: http://www.eap.df.gob.mx/index.php/2013-07-23-23-16-29/video-conferencia  The program can be download here


A Multiyear Training Plan for Benin’s MEF

The Cabinet Council of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has adopted between March 27th and June 26th of 2009, six new guidelines about transparency on public finances, finance laws, general rules of public accounting, the State accounting, the State budget nomenclature and the Table of the Financial Operations of the State (TFOS) The Benin Government have already started several reforms, but the guidelines include many innovations that involve a deep change in  the traditional preparation practices of the general budget of the State, implementation, internal control, revenue accounting  operations and expenditure and reporting, accountability and external control. Whether the exercise of operational directives into national law is relatively easy, their full implementation in compliance with the deadline set by the WAEMU, requires extensive support measures to inform, educate, train and prepare the state and non-state actors in the care of the requirements of the new public finance management. One of the main challenges facing the government of Benin, like many countries at the WAEMU, is the operationalization of the reforms required for its success, not only by the commitment of the authorities at the highest level, but also a strategy of continuous training of managers and employees of the central government and public sector local managers. In response to this concern, the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) of Benin has opted for the development of a training plan, whose aim is to support the implementation of the guidelines and the Organic Law on Finance Acts (OLFA), in order to drive the changes needed for a real transformation of the Benin government. The training modules offered in this multi-year training plan (2015-2017) based on the guidelines of WAEMU, aim to provide the knowledge and necessary tools, to the central and sectoral financial administrations, the structures exercising control over public finances and the wider parts stakeholders involved in public management, in order to develop the operationalization of the public finance management of the harmonized framework adopted by the member countries of the WAEMU. The overall objective of this document is to provide stakeholders in the administrative and financial management of a national multi-year training Plan (2015-2017) which is part of the legislative and regulatory framework resulting from the new harmonized framework for public finances of the WAEMU. More specifically, the document: 1) specifies the training needs on the one hand, initiation, and secondly, the implementation of the innovations introduced in national outcome of the implementation of directives public finance; 2) identifies and defines the different target audiences (categorization and staff to be trained); 3) provides rules for the implementation and monitoring of the training plan; and 4) present the financial evaluation of multi-year training plan for training.


IDEA has received the prize “Enterprise of the World” for 2014

IDEA won the first prize in the category “Enterprise of the World” for 2014. This award, presented by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Quebec City, recognizes companies that contribute to enhance the influence of Quebec abroad, as well as the cultural diversity of their team. Mrs. Chantale Bouchard, our Financial Administrator, represented IDEA on this Recognition Gala, which was held on November 12th in Quebec City, in the presence of two members of the Provincial Government of Quebec: Mrs. Kathleen Weil, Minister Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion; and Mr. Sam Hamad, Minister responsible for the Quebec City Region. IDEA International’s board is delighted to share this prize with its partners and takes this opportunity to acknowledge the effort made by our team to obtain this distinction. In order to learn more about this event, you may visit the page below, from the Chamber of Commerce of Quebec City website (http://www.cciquebec.ca/fr/actualites/communique-fiche/gala-un-monde-a-faire-2014-felicitations-aux-entreprises-aux-organismes-et-aux-immigrants-qui-contribuent-au-developpement-economique-regional/101).


Our training program for 2015 is available!

The training program of the Institute for 2015 is available. It resumes trainings on the five pillars of the Results-Based Management that have made our reputa  tion in the capacity-building of public sector professionals. Some innovative elements come improve our training offer for the coming year. All our University (Masters) Certificates are also offered at a distance modality or mixed at a distance - face-to-face modality (part-time training at a distance followed by a week face-to-face at the end of each training module). The training costs of a Masters Certification offered at a distance or in mixed at a distance  -  face-to-face modality are respectively 20 % or 10% cheaper than the costs of the same Certification offered face-to-face. We have also added new destinations as venues for our University Certifications, our professional training and our high-level seminars. Thus, in 2015, our trainings will not only be provided in Quebec City (Canada), Praia (Cape Verde), Dakar (Senegal), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and Paris (France); but also in Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), Accra (Ghana), Cancun (Mexico), Libreville (Gabon), London (Great Britain), Lusaka (Zambia); Miami, New York and Washington D.C. (USA); Panama (Panama), Punta Cana and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic).  You can view our Training program for 2015 in English by clicking here. We also invite you to discover our trilingual High Level Training Program for 2015 by clicking here.


A new website for IDEA!

In order to improve your experience online, IDEA launches a more user-friendly new website. In addition, you will now be able to access our website from your smart phone and your digital shelves. Enjoy your visit!


Fifth edition of the Masters in ME offered in Dakar

The University Masters Certificate offered jointly by the International IDEA Institute and Laval University (Quebec City, Canada) began on September 8th, 2014 in Dakar (Senegal). Sixteen (16) executives and managers in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation, coming from five (5) countries, attended the first module on the Monitoring of the implementation of public programs and projects.  Beyond the concepts, the participants were introduced to M4R (Monitoring for Results), a software application developed by the IDEA International Institute. It is a tool developed by IDEA to better understand and appropriate indicators and performance indices commonly used to monitor the execution of programs and projects (gap analysis and analysis of physical and financial implementation rate; calculation of the efficiency, the effectiveness and the acquired value; etc.) and monitoring of the results of programs and strategies (difference measurement, efficiency, etc.). We congratulate all the participants, who, this year, will be awarded one or more of the three modules (Certification I: Monitoring of the implementation of public programs and projects; Certification II: Evaluation of development policies, programs and projects; and Certification III: Information Systems for Monitoring and Evaluation) that make up the University Certification.


Inaugural Share IDEAs Seminar in Quebec City

From July 28th to 29th 2014, the inaugural edition of the Share IDEAs Seminar has brought together about thirty professionals on the campus of Laval University. This working session gave place to fruitful discussions on various issues related to the "Information systems for results-based monitoring." The speakers at the seminar were: Dr. Ray C. Rist, a founder and Co-director of the IPDET (International Program for Development Evaluation Training); Mr. Roberto Lopez Garcia, the Executive Secretary of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Practices - Managing for development results, of the Inter-American Development Bank; and Mr. Ronald Jackson, the Executive Director of CDEMA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency). Dr. Frederick Martin, Co-president of the IDEA International Institute, acted as moderator during the two days of discussions.


IDEA and Laval University renew their partnership agreement

The IDEA International Institute and Laval University have renewed their partnership for the next five years. At a ceremony which took place on 28th July 2014 at Laval University, Mr. Bernard Garnier, Vice-Rector of Laval University in charge of Academic and International Activities, and Dr Frédéric Martin, Co-President of the IDEA International Institute, reiterated the commitment of their institutions for this partnership; and their willingness to make it evolve. The renewal of the partnership agreement took place in the presence of all the members of the management team of the IDEA International Institute; Mr Pierre Comeau, the Executive Director in charge of the General Directorate for Continuing Training at Laval University; and several participants of the Share IDEAs seminar, which was organized in parallel by the Institute.

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