Sensitisation seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) System moved to Haiti on Wednesday following visits to other Member States.
The RBM System, which promotes a more results-focused approach to programme and project management, is targeting 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 and the Media.
Wednesday’s session in Haiti was attended by a number of Government officials including, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Antonio Rodrigue; Minister of Tourism, Mrs Jessy Menos; Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Jobert Angrand; Chef de Cabinet in the Ministry of Housing Dr Harry Leon; Director General at the Center for Facilitation of Investments, Mrs Tessa Jacques; and Haiti’s representative on the CARICOM RBM Leadership Group Mr Claude Pean.
The CARICOM Secretariat’s delegation to Haiti comprises Deputy Secretary-General, Dr Manorma Soeknandan; Director of the Strategic Management Unit (SMU), Mr Craig Beresford; Deputy Programme Manager, SMU, Ms Hipolina Joseph; Project Officer, Directorate of Foreign and Community Relations, Mr Jhonson Alexandre; and consultant Mr Evan Green. The Secretariat delegation has expressed its profound appreciation for the interpretation services provided by the Government of Haiti.
The Strategic Plan for the Caribbean Community 2015-2019, which was approved by CARICOM Heads of Government in 2014, 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-focus approach, the CARICOM Secretariat, with funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), commenced the process of developing the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) System. The System is expected to serve as a mechanism to engender a more results oriented culture within the Secretariat, Regional Institutions and importantly, at Member States level.
A CARICOM RBM Leadership Group has been 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, that is, 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.