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The Royal Government of Cambodia has defined as a requirement to set up a national system for M&E of the “National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) 2014-2018” implementation, to guide the work at national and sub-national levels. To do so, Dr. Frederic Martin and Ana María Fernandez conducted a stepwise methodology supported by the Assessing for Results (A4R) software.
The main outputs of this workshop, which was held the 27th and 28th April 2015 in Phnom Penh, were:
1) Conduct a rapid, structured, participatory, and action oriented diagnostic of the current M&E system for NSDP implementation; 2) Identify and prioritize bottlenecks; 3) Identify the way forward, more specifically outline the desired M&E system for NSDP implementation as well as elements of M&E orientation guidelines.
On May 25, 2015 was held the graduation ceremony for the Masters Certification on Results-Based Procurement at the Training Center for Management and Fiscal Policy (CAPGEFI) headquarters in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) with the participation of the Vice Rector, Academic and International Activities of University Laval (Canada), Mr. Bernard Garnier, the General Director of the CAPGEFI, Mr. Mariano Escotto Saba, and high personalities from the Dominican Government.
On behalf of IDEA International, the IDEA Network Coordinator and Director of English-speaking countries, Doctor Frederic Martin, and Vice President and Director for Spanish- speaking countries, Engineer Juan Abreu attended the ceremony.
This certification is part of our continuing education offer to change the usual approach in public procurement procedures, towards a results-based approach. During the ceremony, 48 participants met the academic requirements and demonstrated a high level of commitment to the certification topics and were awarded with the Masters Certification. We take this opportunity to congratulate them again and wish them professional success in the future!
IDEA International Institute and MS Foundation (Madeira, Portugal) signed a Partnership Agreement on Friday 29th May 2015 in Cape Verde to promote the Institute’s training program in public administration in Portuguese speaking countries community (PSCC). MS Foundation is an organization whose objective is to promote scientific or cultural training program activities in Portuguese speaking countries.
Under the agreement, the trainings will commence in Cape Verde in 2015 and progressively move to other countries (Angola, Brazil, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Equatorial, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé & Principe and Timor Oriental) by 2016. The University Masters Certificate program of IDEA International will be offered in partnership with University Laval (Quebec, Canada).
As a part of the Support Program to Strengthen Capacities for the Civil Servants of Panama in Results-Based Management of Public Investment (GRIP), IDEA held the High Level Seminar in Results-Based Management (RBM) for Decision-Makers, in the city of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Eight (8) high level civil servants in top managerial positions directly responsible for public investment projects participated from May 26th to May 29th on the training sessions. The seminar was facilitated by Mr. Juan Abreu and Dr. Frederic Martin. The objective of the seminar was to coach civil servants on the benefits, challenges, and ways forward implementing RBM in the context of Panama and applications to their working areas. The meetings were designed in a practical and participative approach to promote relevant discussions to the dynamics decision making, focused in the management of strategic information.