UNFPA Starts Mid-Year Review Meeting on 2014 Work Plan
The two-day Mid-Year Review Meeting on the Implementation of the 2014 Work Plan of the 5th Country Program (2013-2014) by the Implementation Partners in collaboration with the core staff of UNFPA commenced on 15th July 2014 at the new Country Office of UNFPA on 12/16 Signal Hill Road, Congo Cross in Freetown. (Photo: UNFPA Representative in Sierra Leone, Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi )
The theme for the meeting is ‘Progress on the Implementation of the 2014 Annual Work Plans and Preparation of the 6th Country Program Action Plan (CPAP)-2015-19.’
Other specific objectives of the meeting include report on the 2014 Annual Work Plan, highlighting the achievements and challenges in its implementation, share knowledge on UNFPA operational guidelines, programming processes, strategic and business plan 2014-17, discuss challenges in the NEX modality and the relevance of monitoring results in the program implementation.
Other issues to be discussed are the capacity of IPs to manage program resources and assets for better service delivery on outputs, the relevance of quality and timely reporting, challenges in audit recommendations implementation and share knowledge on the development of the 6th Country Program Action Plan.
Outcomes expected at the end of the review meeting are the development of a road map for the speedy implementation of the 2014 Annual Work Plan (AWP) and CPAP, share knowledge on the development of the 6th Country Program Action Plan, share knowledge on UNFPA management operations and preparation of the report of the review meeting.
The 5th CPAP builds on the CDP approved by the executive board while the CPAP operationalizes the commitment outlined in the CPD and the United Nations Team Joint Vision (UNTJV) which was jointly developed by the United Nations Country Team in Sierra Leone in close partnership and in full leadership of the Government of Sierra Leone.
The program responds to the vision and road map for achieving national development goals and aspirations as articulated in the national development strategy-Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (Agenda for Prosperity).
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework of the CPAP is based on results based management. The framework enhances the CPAP by providing the details of how the action plan will be monitored and evaluated.
Furthermore, the CPAP M&E framework aims to support the baseline indicators, field monitoring and evaluation schedule, program coordination mechanisms, quarterly and annual review schedules and the end of program evaluation.
The joint quarterly program review meeting with Implementing Partners (IPs) will examine the program implementation processes.
IPs are required to prepare and submit quarterly progress reports for the meeting and National Country Program NCP-Ministry of Finance and Economic Development will compile consolidated reports for each CPAP outcome area.
These reports will highlight the results, challenges and the next quarter activities for all the outcomes. The meeting will also discuss the status of implementation of the CPAP to determine whether the annual outputs and targets will be met and propose actions for addressing identified issues affecting the implementation of the various projects during the first and second quarters.
The overall lead of the mid-year review meeting is the NCP-Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.
The methodology of the review meeting is structured presentation sessions (using format), brainstorming, group (output) reporting and plenary discussions, participatory and interactive group work and team presentations.
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