Stronger health systems. Greater health impact.Building the Capacity of Regional Organizations for EnhancedSustainability:...
BLC’s work in Southern Africa    • Building Local Capacity for HIV Service Delivery in      Southern Africa Project (BLC),...
Developing regional CSO capacity    • Local organizations need to continuously develop their      capacities to match chan...
BLC Regional CSO Capacity    Building Model                                      Management Sciences for HealthMSH Buildin...
Methodologies and Strategies    • Unique capacity building methodologies           o Targeted & time-bound capacity buildi...
Well managed regional CSOs    • Strong and sustainable management and governance      systems & structures; and policies &...
Lessons Learned    • Limited capital and no line of credit    • No established overhead rate    • Bureaucracies/bottleneck...
Conclusions    • BLC’s customized approach enhances organizations’      service delivery and sustainability through improv...
Questions & Comments                                      Management Sciences for Health                                  ...
Stronger health systems. Greater health impact.       Saving lives and improving the health       of the world’s poorest a...
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  • Sheilla Benyera - MSH, South Africa

    1. 1. Stronger health systems. Greater health impact.Building the Capacity of Regional Organizations for EnhancedSustainability: The BLC Approach Management Sciences for HealthSheilla Benyera, Jerusha Govender, Puleng LetsieMSH Building Local Capacity Project 1
    2. 2. BLC’s work in Southern Africa • Building Local Capacity for HIV Service Delivery in Southern Africa Project (BLC), August 2010 to August 2015 • BLC vision for Improved Capacity in Southern Africa o Expanding HIV prevention knowledge and services o Strengthening local and regional institutions o Ensuring quality of health services o Increasing care and support for OVCHealth Management Sciences for o Strengthening Global Fund Principal RecipientsMSH Building Local Capacity Project 2
    3. 3. Developing regional CSO capacity • Local organizations need to continuously develop their capacities to match changing environment • Challenges in assessing impact of anticipated program results and actual outcomes Response • USAID Forward Agenda Implementation and Procurement Reforms (IPRs). Sciences for Health Management BLC charged with: o ‘graduating’ 10 regional entities by 2015 to receive, manage, and report on USG funds and other donors o providing technical assistance for improved, sustainable HIV program service deliveryMSH Building Local Capacity Project 3
    4. 4. BLC Regional CSO Capacity Building Model Management Sciences for HealthMSH Building Local Capacity Project 4
    5. 5. Methodologies and Strategies • Unique capacity building methodologies o Targeted & time-bound capacity building ‘graduation’ o Prioritized, ‘holistic’ capacity building plans, and shared accountability o Mentored sub grants o Periodic participatory capacity assessments o Mock pre-award assessments/compliance surveys • Strategies for sustainability Sciences for Health Management o Participatory approach o Knowledge exchange and skills transfer o Other support – resource mobilization, project management, leadership & management and cost- recoveryMSH Building Local Capacity Project 5
    6. 6. Well managed regional CSOs • Strong and sustainable management and governance systems & structures; and policies & procedures development o Increased compliance with GAAP, IAS, and USG rules & regulations o Successful mentored sub-grant mechanism • CSOs independently receive, manage and report on Management Sciences for Health funds o ‘Graduated’ ECSA–HC – implementation of the HRAA project o m2m– Swaziland PMTCT project o IHM- ESI Project Lesotho and SwazilandMSH Building Local Capacity Project 6
    7. 7. Lessons Learned • Limited capital and no line of credit • No established overhead rate • Bureaucracies/bottlenecks that prevent rapid change • No track record or experience with USAID or other big donors Management Sciences for HealthMSH Building Local Capacity Project 7
    8. 8. Conclusions • BLC’s customized approach enhances organizations’ service delivery and sustainability through improved management, governance, and financial systems • Replicable model – highly participatory which promotes ownership and accountability • Flexible – provides an opportunity for tapping onto available resources, tools and instruments Management Sciences for Health • Stronger regional organizations will strengthen the impact of the regional HIV and AIDS responseMSH Building Local Capacity Project 8
    9. 9. Questions & Comments Management Sciences for Health sbenyera@msh.orgMSH Building Local Capacity Project 9
    10. 10. Stronger health systems. Greater health impact. Saving lives and improving the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people Management Sciences for Health by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.MSH Building Local Capacity Project 10

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