A training and knowledge sharing workshop for Directors and field specialists in the Africa Region
Uplifting ILO projects and programmes in Africa: design and resource mobilization for Decent Work, from 14 to 17 September 2010
The delivery of development assistance is increasingly programmed and measured around results to be achieved on the ground. Hence the universal adoption by UN agencies and other development partners of Results-Based Management (RBM) systems and processes. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has also adopted this approach.
Its Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs), for instance, are based on RBM principles, in keeping with the Decent Work Agenda (DWA) and developed through tripartite consultations at the national level.
Using the DWCP framework, the social partners can identify the specific needs of a country in the various sectors of the DWA, select a number of priority interventions and assign the desired outcomes.
These priorities and results are then operationalized through the development of programmes and projects, which are still one of the typical means of delivering the desired “changes and improvements”.
This workshop therefore also explores the ILO project cycle and corresponding processes and systems used for linking the organization’s day-to-day activities, through projects, to its results-orientated outcomes as expressed in the DWCPs.
In a difficult economic environment, in which the financial resources allocated to development assistance have become scarce, the work of project design, performed in the framework of a national vision (DWCP), is more important than ever. Convincing donors of the rightness of ILO interventions and the importance of supporting them depends above all on the national acceptance, design and presentation of high-quality projects likely to produce the expected results.