Strengthening Capacity of CESAG and GIMPA

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Strengthening Capacity of CESAG and GIMPA

  1. 1. Strengthening the Capacity of CESAG and GIMPA to Provide TA Services to West African Countries Mounkaila Abdou Billo, MD, PhD MEASURE Evaluation / JSI
  2. 2. Rationale <ul><li>Increasing demand to implement the Global Fund M&E System Strengthening Tool (MESST) in West African countries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for all GF grants with a remainder of grant life of at least 12 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Per disease component </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Before grant signing from Round 6 onwards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended duration: at least 2 days for TB and Malaria and 3 for HIV </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Rationale <ul><li>Limited in-country M&E capacity in most West African countries </li></ul><ul><li>Limited trained M&E officers at GF, MEASURE Evaluation and others partner organizations to implement MESST </li></ul>
  4. 4. Purpose of the Activity <ul><li>Create self-sufficient capacity at CESAG and GIMPA to provide technical assistance in strengthening the M&E systems of the global fund programs in West Africa </li></ul>
  5. 5. Strategic Approach <ul><ul><li>Orientation workshop on M&E System Strengthening Tool (MESST) to create &quot;pool&quot; of regional consultants at CESAG and GIMPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct country TA visits by a collaborative team (learning by doing) from MEASURE Evaluation with CESAG facilitators in Francophone countries and GIMPA facilitators in Anglophone countries </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Results: CESAG <ul><li>12 faculty/consultants trained in facilitating MESST and DQA workshops at CESAG </li></ul><ul><li>3 CESAG faculty mentored in country TA in Niger and Togo </li></ul>
  7. 7. Results - CESAG <ul><li>Under Phase I (1998 to 2003): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 annual M&E of PHN programs workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 M&E of HIV/AIDS program workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phase II (2004 to 2007): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 annual M&E of PHN programs workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No fellowships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>~57 % of participants not funded by USAID </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 M&E of HIV/AIDS program workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 TOTs Workshops to improve the course on M&E of PHN programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>295 health professionals trained in M&E of PHN programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring in providing in country TA (Guinea, Rwanda, Togo, Niger) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Results: GIMPA <ul><li>22 trained at GIMPA in in facilitating MESST and DQA workshops </li></ul><ul><li>1 faculty mentored in country TA in Liberia </li></ul>
  9. 9. Challenges <ul><li>Lengthy process involving GF/Geneva and Country Coordination Mechanisms (CCM) in the identification of countries </li></ul><ul><li>Country ownership of the process </li></ul><ul><li>Process perceived as GF requirement rather as opportunity to strengthen national M&E system </li></ul><ul><li>Partners collaboration at country level </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Participants have offered positive assessments of the value of the workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Train and re-train faculty to keep up with rapid turn over </li></ul><ul><li>Involve best faculty in MEASURE Evaluation work (so they learn by doing) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify “champions” inside the organization and work them </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building takes time and money </li></ul>

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