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

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Regional Centers for Results Based
Management and Evaluation
Capacity Development:
A Proposed Initiative
November, 2008
Context:
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
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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
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The Proposal:
Regional Centers for RBM and ECD
►Establish a multilateral partnership to strengthen the
capacity of existing institutions
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One center (one institution or a consortium of institutions) each in
sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America
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Possible expansion within regions and to other regions in later
years
►Help centers provide demand-based results-based
management (RBM) and evaluation capacity development
(ECD) services for:
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Generating performance information
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Using information for improved decision-making
Benefits of a Regional Approach
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Relevance
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Cost-effectiveness
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Multi country participation; train-the-trainer models
Flexible
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Ongoing peer-to-peer learning
Regional synergies on measuring results
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Local services cost less than external services
Scaleable
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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
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Expectations from Various Partners
►Expectations from host governments and
institutions
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Government commitment
Demand for capacity building
Contributions (in-kind and financial)
Host institution’s regional outreach, recognition, and experience
►Expectations from development agencies
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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
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Funding Strategy
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Expected funding needs of $2 million per center per year
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Total of approximately $6 million per year:
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$1-2M per year from 2-3 donors (IDB, DfID, others)
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$250 - $500K per year from 3-5 donors (TBD)
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$1M per year from Bank’s development grant facility (DGF)
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$550K per year from Bank units
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In-kind contributions from institutions/host governments
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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
institutions
► Finalizing proposal for submission to DGF (December)
► Addressing key issues
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Selection of regional centers – designing criteria
Funding and operating mechanisms
Governance mechanisms
Sustainability
We welcome your suggestions
Thank you
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