INTERGOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY ON DEVELOPMENT (IGAD)
AT A GLANCE
Member Countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda
Objectives: IGAD aims to strengthen and promote regional economic cooperation, food security, sustainable development, environmental protection, and policies of peace and stability in the region.
Improving Regional Economic Cooperation through Results-based Management
Local Organization: Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Canadian Experts: Laurie VandeSchoot and Kym McCulley
Article: Beyond Borders - Enhancing regional cooperation and implementing result-based management in Eastern Africa, appeared in Public Sector Management magazine in 2011
A key building block for the Economic Community of the African Union and a driving force for regional economic cooperation and integration in Eastern Africa, the Djibouti-based IGAD is now confronting more complex issues and engaging a broader range of partners (sometimes with differing interests), in the face of scarce resources. Deployment for Democratic Development is working with IGAD to establish a results-based management (RBM) system in its operational, governance and management capacities.
Canadian experts Laurie VandeSchoot and Kym McCulley have been contracted to help integrate RBM tools and techniques in IGAD’s work to promote performance measurement and reporting, programme evaluation, contract monitoring and benchmarking. The RBM system will help establish a clear organizational vision, mission and priorities that can be translated into a framework of goals, outputs, indicators, strategies and resource allocation. It is expected that by strengthening IGAD’s capacities to design, plan, manage and evaluate its programs more efficiently, this initiative will help attract potential donors, manage anticipated increases in funding, and subsequently transfer skills and knowledge across the organization and throughout the region.
(Left) Participants from the seven member states at the RBM training session in Addis Ababa, May 2010
(Right) Laurie VandeSchoot and IGAD Project Manager Ahmed Habbane prepare for the RBM workshop