Uplifting ILO projects and programmes in Africa - Design and resource mobilization for decent work
The workshop aimed at enhancing ILO decent work activities in Africa. It provided an opportunity for ILO-Africa’s field staff to share experience of the Organization's processes and systems for the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs). It also provided a learning forum concerning PCM techniques (identification, formulation, implementation and monitoring of ILO technical assistance projects).
The specific learning objectives were:
- overview of results-based management (RBM) systems within the ILO
- systems and processes for formulating DWCPs in an RBM environment, and links to “One UN” and national development plans or PRSPs
- identification of sectoral needs and priority problems, and subsequent formulation of immediate and overall project objectives
- preparation of the project's logical framework, including indicators, assumptions and risks
- project planning (work breakdown structure, project budgeting, responsibility matrix, etc.) and monitoring achievements against targets
- prescribed formats for SPROUTs and project documents in accordance with the ILO technical cooperation manual
- mobilization of donor funds at the local level.
The participants evaluated the workshop positively. It exemplifies the value that the Centre can add to the ILO’s technical cooperation activities.