Regional Centers for Results Based Management and Evaluation Capacity Development: A Proposed Initiative November, 2008

Regional Centers for Results Based
Management and Evaluation
Capacity Development:
A Proposed Initiative
November, 2008
The Demand for Evaluation Knowledge is Increasing
► Policy and budget reforms in OECD and developing countries
• Decentralization, PRSP monitoring, results-based budgeting
• Demand for:
– Transparency
– Accountability
– Information relevant for decision-making
► Paris Declaration
• Managing for results
• Mutual accountability
• Accra Agenda for Action – use of country systems
The Supply of Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD)
Services is Inadequate
► Current supply limited to:
•Formal training
•Short-term programs
•Expensive international programs
•RBM and M&E network initiatives in regions, but need for more support
► Demand for:
•In-service and applied programs tailored to specific needs
•Cost-effective, scalable options for diverse audiences
• parliaments, public sector agencies, civil society
•Range of training and knowledge-sharing modalities
•Training of trainers
The Proposal:
Regional Centers for RBM and ECD
►Establish a multilateral partnership to strengthen the
capacity of existing institutions
One center (one institution or a consortium of institutions) each in
sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America
Possible expansion within regions and to other regions in later
►Help centers provide demand-based results-based
management (RBM) and evaluation capacity development
(ECD) services for:
Generating performance information
Using information for improved decision-making
Benefits of a Regional Approach
Multi country participation; train-the-trainer models
Ongoing peer-to-peer learning
Regional synergies on measuring results
Local services cost less than external services
Attention to country contexts and language
Collaboration with other initiatives (e.g., statistical capacity
building, communities of practice)
Donor coordination
Program Modalities and Content
► Modalities
• Long- and short-term courses and workshops
• E-learning tools
• Technical assistance
• Peer-learning
• Communities of practice
► Content
• Technical topics – ranging from monitoring to results-based-budgeting
• Evaluation findings and their applications
• Design and use of monitoring and evaluation systems
Expectations from Various Partners
►Expectations from host governments and
Government commitment
Demand for capacity building
Contributions (in-kind and financial)
Host institution’s regional outreach, recognition, and experience
►Expectations from development agencies
Financial support
Technical assistance
Catalytic role for channeling demand
Co-branding of training and knowledge products
Governance Structure
► Advisory Board of Donors, Partner Countries, and
Other Stakeholders
• Overall strategy
• Executive Committee
– Decisions regarding selection of centers
– Implementation of strategy
– Quality assurance
► Secretariat
• Day-to-day functioning of the partnership
Funding Strategy
Expected funding needs of $2 million per center per year
Total of approximately $6 million per year:
$1-2M per year from 2-3 donors (IDB, DfID, others)
$250 - $500K per year from 3-5 donors (TBD)
$1M per year from Bank’s development grant facility (DGF)
$550K per year from Bank units
In-kind contributions from institutions/host governments
Income from M&E services (generated by centers in later years)
Total expected funding needs of about $30 million for 5 years
Where is the Process Now?
► Presentation at Accra High Level Forum
► Consultations with national authorities and academic
► Finalizing proposal for submission to DGF (December)
► Addressing key issues
Selection of regional centers – designing criteria
Funding and operating mechanisms
Governance mechanisms
We welcome your suggestions
Thank you

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