Uplifting ILO projects and programmes in Africa - Design and resource mobilization for decent work
In September 2010, the Sustainable Development and Governance Programme held a tailor-made workshop for 68 ILO managers and field officials on its campus in Turin.
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.