Caricom takes RBM System training to Suriname

first_imgIn efforts to implement a harmonised Results-Based Management (RBM) System within Member States, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will continue its series of sensitisation seminars this week in Suriname.Participants at an RBM Workshop held at the Caricom Secretariat in March 2017The Caricom RBM System seeks to promote a more results-focused approach to programme and project management. The two-day seminar in the Dutch-speaking nation commences today.The seminars, which began in Barbados on November 24 last year, will continue throughout the year in other Member States.These sensitisation seminars will target a wide cross-section of stakeholders, including parliamentarians, Permanent Secretaries, international development partners, regional institutions, Directors and Corporate Planners, the Private Sector, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the media.The 2014 approval of the Strategic Plan for the Caribbean Community 2015-2019 by Caricom Heads of Government, marked a cross-road for the Community.  The document clearly articulated the need for a more results-focused approach to programme and project management, which would respond to the much-lamented implementation deficit.In its efforts to institute this results-focused approach, the Caricom Secretariat, with funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), commenced the process of developing the Caricom RBM System.The Caricom RBM System will be instituted at the Secretariat from January 2018, and is expected to serve as a mechanism to engender a more results-oriented culture within its regional institutions and, importantly, at the Member State level.A Caricom RBM Leadership Group was established, comprising representatives from all regional institutions and Member States to serve as champions and coaches in their respective entities, by promoting the adoption and utilisation of RBM and Monitoring and Reporting (M&R).In addition to improving implementation and achievement of desired results, the RBM System is expected to improve transparency and accountability at all levels among the three implementation partners – Member States, regional institutions and the Caricom Secretariat. This will be facilitated by the Performance Measurement Framework, which has been developed for each Pillar of the Strategic Plan 2015-19.The seminar series will ensure that all stakeholders are duly sensitised about the Caricom RBM System.last_img

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