GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 17, (CMC) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), will, next month, begin the implementation of a “Gender Sensitive Results-Based Management (RBM) System” to build a results-oriented culture around the operationalization of the CARICOM Strategic Plan, 2015 – 2019,” the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat announced, today.
It said that following extensive planning and project design, which commenced in December 2014, the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) approved funding for the project entitled “Promoting the Principles of Managing for Development Results-Furthering the Regional integration process”.
The Secretariat said as a first step, it established a RBM leadership Group in collaboration with the CDB and comprising representatives of CARICOM member states, regional institutions to drive the project and serve as RBM implementation champions.
The RBM Leadership Group will be chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General, Manorma Soeknandan, Phd. The Secretariat said it also engaged the services of the Canadian consulting firm, Le Groupe-Conseil Baastel Itee (Baastel), to work with the Leadership Group.
The CARICOM Strategic Plan, approved by regional leaders in 2014, “accords focused attention to a narrow range of priority areas over the Plan’s five-year lifespan, which takes into consideration the Community’s human and financial resource limitations,” the Secretariat added.
“The collaboration among the Strategic Plan’s implementing partners is expected to bring focus and alignment to the execution of the Community’s programs and projects while improving transparency and accountability.
“The RBM system will provide these partners with a common framework within which implementation, monitoring and evaluation functions and report on progress made in advancing the regional integration efforts will be fulfilled,” the Secretariat added.