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Presentation clear october_2011

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Presentation clear october_2011

  1. 1. WHAT IS CLEAR?April, 2010
  2. 2. Overview• Program: A five-year global program launched in January 2010, including bilateral and multilateral donors, the World Bank, and the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG); housed at IEG• Objective: Strengthen competitively selected existing regional academic institutions or think tanks to provide capacity development services in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and results-based management (RBM) to government and civil society. Contribute to strengthening national M&E capacity• Governance Structure: Board, Regional Advisory Committees, and Secretariat• Funding: Donor funds managed by IEG; IEG’s and Bank units’ (Africa, South Asia, and Latin America) in-kind and budget contributions; institutions’ own contributions and revenues2
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  4. 4. Context & Rationale• Increasing demand for evaluation knowledge Internal, within countries: – Increasing pressure for transparency (access to information), value-for-money, and accountability – Decentralization, public sector reforms – Civil society engagement From development agencies: – Greater emphasis on using country systems (Paris Declaration; Accra Agenda for Action); shift to financing based on results• Limited supply of relevant, cost-effective, and sustained evaluation capacity development services. Need for: – Customized but cost-effective capacity development services – Peer-to-peer learning and exchange of knowledge – Range of opportunities to learn and apply practical and policy-relevant monitoring and evaluation approaches, build systems for M&E – Regionally accessible capacity to build capacity4
  5. 5. Program Components• Regional (big) – implemented by Centers based in selected institutions Competitively selected institution provided a grant to establish and operate a CLEAR Center Each Center develops its own work-program, responding to the regional contexts, demand, and needs • Training • Knowledge Services (e.g., research, support to M&E networks and knowledge dissemination) • Advisory Services (e.g., engagement in evaluations, technical assistance for government agencies’ evaluation system design) – Multi-regional activities organized by Centers themselves – Coordination with other related initiatives (e.g., 3IE, statistical capacity building)• Global (small) – implemented by Secretariat at IEG – Capacity-building streams for selected Centers (courses on Performance-based budgeting, Impact Evaluation, Rapid Reviews, Evaluation Systems and Policies, Other) – Peer-to-peer learning among selected Centers – Technical assistance for Centers’ work program 5
  6. 6. Results Expected• Regionally based recognized Centers providing relevant, cost-effective, and customized services to government and civil society on a sustainable basis• Greater awareness, practice, and implementation of high quality M&E in the Centers’ client countries• Longer-term goal of improved country M&E system and capacity 6
  7. 7. GovernanceCLEAR’s governance structure comprises a Board, a Secretariat, and the Centers’ Regional Advisory Committee (RAC)• The Board is the decision-making and oversight body of the program. It currently comprises donors providing $500,000 or more per year, with one representative for donors providing less than $500,000. The Board will be expanded to include representatives from client countries. The Board is chaired by IEG• The Secretariat implements the Board’s decisions and conducts day-to-day operations of the program. It also implements the global component of the program. It is housed in IEG• The Regional Advisory Committees (RACs) are responsible for advising the selected institutions on their work program based on regional needs/demands . RACs are selected by the Center with Board approval. Each RAC will comprise about six members representing civil society, a professional association, academia, government, donors, and the Bank 7
  8. 8. Regional ComponentTwo-Stage Selection Process to Establish Centers(spanning 6-8 months) Stage 1 – Region-wide open call for expressions of interest – Shortlisting by an independent selection committee – CLEAR Board review of shortlist Stage 2 – Shortlisted institutions invited to submit full proposals, including an assessment of demand for M&E services and a strategy and specific workprogram to respond to the demand – Secretariat site visits – Selection committee assessment and recommendation of top two institutions per region to Board – CLEAR Board selection 8
  9. 9. Centers Selected in 2010• Africa – The University of Witwatersrand (WITS) with partners: – Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA) – Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)• South Asia – JPAL at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR)The Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center in China also part of the program, although not selected competitivelyCenter Selection in 2011 – to be concluded in October• Francophone Africa – 24 applicants; 6 shortlisted• Latin America - 22 applicants; 4 shortlisted 9
  10. 10. Regional Component Francophone Center: Francophone Center: East Asia Center: AFDC, Shanghai, China Centre Africain d’Etudes - Superierure en Gestion 24 Applications from 11 countries Latin America Center: 22 applications from South Asia Center: 7 countries Africa Center: J-PAL at the Institute for Financial and University of Witwatersrand Management Research  56 Applications from 17 countries  5 Institutions Shortlisted  24 applications from 6 countries10  3 Institutions Shortlisted
  11. 11. FrancophoneAfricaCompetitive Selection24 Applications ReceivedFrom 6 countries 9 Institutions Shortlisted Country with institutions presenting applications Country with shortlisted institutions CLEAR Center in Africa 11
  12. 12. AfricaCompetitive Selection56 Applications Receivedfrom 17 countries 5 Institutions Shortlisted Country with institutions presenting applications Country with shortlisted institutions CLEAR Center in Africa 12
  13. 13. South AsiaCompetitive Selection24 applications receivedFrom 6 countries 3 Institutions Shortlisted Country with institutions presenting applications Country with shortlisted institutions
  14. 14. AfricaCompetitive Selection56 Applications Receivedfrom 17 countries 5 Institutions Shortlisted Country with institutions presenting applications Country with shortlisted institutions CLEAR Center in Africa 14
  15. 15. Accomplishments and Looking Forward• Global Component Annual global forum (first global forum in June 2011) Forum for peer-exchanges and networking among centers and stakeholders Capacity Building Streams – Performance-based budgeting course – piloted in China, AfCoP meeting in Kenya – Rapid evaluations course being completed (principally for managers of evaluation units) – “How to” Practical Impact Evaluation course under development. Featured at the conference “Mind the Gap: From Evidence to Policy” in Cuernavaca, Mexico, June 15-17, 2011 – Other courses planned – Evaluation Systems and Policies; Civil Society Approaches to M&E, Others• Regional Component AFDC (China) already operating Selected centers beginning implementation (e.g., CLEAR Africa will offer training at AFREA) Centers being selected in Francophone Africa and Latin America; work to begin in East Asia15

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