Projects by functional area: Decentralising Resources

EU IMPACT

2017–2019

Eighteen-month programme to improve equitable access to primary education by funding monthly incentives for 30,000 primary school teachers worth $40 a month.

Saving Lives in Sierra Leone (SLISL)

2017–2018

As part of DFID's Saving Lives in Sierra Leone programme, we are working with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to further strengthen attendance monitoring of health workers, particularly at facility- and district-levels.

Health Pooled Fund South Sudan

2012–2017

Five year programme to support health services in 6/10 States of South Sudan, and core national systems. Funded by DFID, working with Ministry of Health, Government of the Republic of South Sudan, consortium led by Crown Agents. We lead on support on practical public financial management, which has included helping MoH define their PFM benchmarks, support to harmonisation of NGO health service delivery staff salaries, and developing a Human Resource Information System for health.

Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Contract

2017

Under the USAID Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Program managed by QED, in partnership with Imani Development, we are conducting research on strategic economic investment opportunities in northern Uganda. Working closely with the interim Steering Committee of the Northern Uganda Regional Forum, we are examining and making recommendations on investment across key sectors (including infrastructure, agriculture, industry, tourism, social sectors, municipal services, etc) which will be used to inform donor and government investment.

ACCELERE!

2016

As part of the joint UKAID / USAID ACCELERE! programme we are carrying out activities around georeferencing of schools and bureaux gestionnaires, real-time data mapping, and EMIS evaluation.

Roles and responsibilities for decentralisation education management

2013–2014

Support to the Rwanda Education Board, funded by the DFID Capacity Development Fund, to revise the roles and functions of decentralised education management staff, so that Districts and Region Education Officers, while reporting to local government, stay coordinated with the national Education Sector Strategic Plan, and so that supportive supervision of schools works effectively.

Interim Support to South Sudan Electronic Payroll System

2012–2013

We were funded by the Joint Donor Team for South Sudan to continue to provide support to the South Sudan Electronic Payroll System, which we had helped the government set up and roll-out over the preceding four years, and through which 150,000 public servants' pay, across more than 300 institutions, is processed every month, and which GRSS has since sustained without external support for over two years.

Support to Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation on Payroll, HR and Attendance 1

2011–2012

In Sierra Leone, under Options UK and funded by DFID, our team supported the Ministry of Health and Sanitation's Human Resources for Health Directorate as well as broader central government, to set up and run an Attendance Monitoring system, and improve HR and Payroll information, to standards needed for DFID and Global Fund support to new higher health staff salaries to be released, and sustain data and reporting quality.

Development and implementation of South Sudan Electronic Payroll System

2011–2012

Our team, first as part of Booz & Company (2008-2011), and then, from mid-2011, as Charlie Goldsmith Associates, subcontracted by Booz, helped the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (and its pre-independence predecessor) to set up and roll out the South Sudan Electronic Payroll System (SSEPS), starting from education and health, and then rolling out across the whole public service. 150,000 public servants' pay, across more than 300 institutions, is processed through SSES every month, and GRSS has now sustained it without external support for over two years. SSEPS has been a flagship practical public financial management reform, and has made possible major increases in resources for health and education pay.