CIDT have been contracted to provide Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance to Phase 1 of the Caribbean Development Bank’s new capacity development programme in Public Policy Analysis and Management (PPAM) and Project Cycle Management (PCM). The assignment will include assisting the Bank to establish a country-led M&E system in the six phase one countries and conducting the mid-term evaluation phase 1 of the Programme; with a strong focus on lesson learning to influence the programme roll-out to a further 12 BMCs. Phase 1 includes Barbados, Bahamas, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Turks and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago, and the CDB staff training component.
Team members Ella Haruna, Patt Flett and CIDT Associate Nana Oye Hesse-Bayne commenced start-up activities in Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago in April and will conduct consultation visits to Bahamas, Guyana, Saint Lucia and Turks & Caicos in coming weeks.
The main objective of the assignment is to develop a country-led M&E Plan for monitoring and evaluating the quality and impact of the training delivered for Phase I of the Programme, including the development of the necessary data forms/instruments for capturing quantitative and qualitative information. The team began by meeting key CDB stakeholders, revising the Design and Monitoring Framework and holding consultation workshops with CDB staff. In Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago, the team held meetings with Government officials, including Permanent Secretaries of key Ministries. M&E workshops were held with Heads of Policy Units, Project Management Units, programmes and M&E National staff to design the country-owned M&E systems. The outcome of the six country missions will be a Manual/Guide on the application of the M&E Plan for Phase I of the Programme to be delivered in June.
Next steps will be to undertake a mid-term review of Phase I of the Programme in September 2016, which will include a review of all relevant programme documents and collection and analysis of data on the performance of the Programme and the progress made.