Efforts to provide the Caribbean Community with a more results-focused approach to programme and project management are being advanced this week with a series of sensitisation seminars in Barbados. The seminars will continue in Suriname next week and in other CARICOM Member States next year.
Development of the Gender-sensitive CARICOM Results-based Management (RBM) system, was coordinated by the CARICOM Secretariat with support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the system is expected to be implemented from January 2018. Technical expertise is being provided by RBM and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) consulting firm, Baastel of Canada.
The sensitisation seminars are 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 (NGO’s) and the Media.
Implementation of the CARICOM RBM System is expected, in the first instance, to provide a basis for measuring the progress of regional integration and its impact on the lives of all within the Community.
Results-based management is a management system that takes a results oriented, life cycle approach to programming and aims, among other things, to strengthen capacities, programmatic functions and work processes to effectively deliver on an Organisation’s mandate and achieve the desired results.