The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) embarks on the implementation of a harmonised Results-Based Management (RBM) System

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Participants at an RBM Workshop, March 2017

A series of sensitisation seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) System, which promotes a more results-focused approach to programme and project management, will continue next Monday and Tuesday 22-23 January in Suriname. The  seminars, which began in Barbados 24-25 November last year, will continue throughout the year in other Member States.

These sensitisation seminars will target 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.

The 2014 approval of the Strategic Plan for the Caribbean Community 2015-2019 by CARICOM Heads of Government, marked a cross-road for the Community.  The document clearly articulated the need for a more results-focussed 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 CARICOM RBM System will be instituted at the Secretariat from January 2018, and is expected to serve as a mechanism to engender a more results oriented culture within its Regional Institutions and importantly, at Member States level.

A CARICOM RBM Leadership Group was 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.

The seminar series will ensure that all stakeholders are duly sensitised about the CARICOM RBM System.

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