Projects

All projects

Girls’ Education South Sudan

2013–2018

Five-year programme to get girls going to school, staying in school, and learning in school, and to directly benefit more than 200,000 individual girls. Funded by DFID, working with Ministry of General Education and Instruction, Government of the Republic of South Sudan, consortium led by BMB Mott MacDonald. We are the technical lead on systems for capitation grants to all schools, cash transfers to all girls in P6-S4, and attendance monitoring.

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.

South Sudan Health Sector Mapping and Facility Survey

2016–2017

In partnership with the Ministry of Health, a mapping of partner activities in the health sector in South Sudan, a mapping of the information systems in use by various actors and a survey of a sample of health facilities covering clinical services, human resources, and public financial management.

DRC contract for the Government Hospital Financing Flow Study

2017

Improve understanding of the current state of hospitals’ funding flows and financial management in DRC, including identification of potential barriers to access government funding and preparation of recommendations and an action plan to overcome these barriers.

Girls’ Education Challenge

2016–2017

We are responsible for the country coordination and education monitoring of DFID's two Girls' Education Challenge (GEC) projects in Somalia. As part of this work we carry out quarterly monitoring visits to the projects, and are responsible for liaison between the projects, the Fund Manager, and DFID.

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.

Scoping requirements and options for the creation of a Social Support Fund

2016

We are identifying requirements and possible options for the creation of a Social Support Fund - a joint funding mechanism between Government and non-Government stakeholders  -  to provide social protection to people in extreme poverty in Malawi, to support the Government's National Social Support Policy.

Nigeria Attendance Management System

2014–2015

In support of the ESSPIN programme (www.esspin.org), funded by UK aid, and implemented by a consortium led by Cambridge Education, we have worked on the design and specification for a pilot for an SMS-based reporting system to monitor teacher and pupil attendance in two Nigerian states.

Health Learning Assessment

2015

We conducted a Health Learning Assessment (HLA) for USAID South Sudan in order to provide a better understanding of the current health needs and gaps, and make recommendations for immediate and future modifications.

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.

Child Labour Monitoring Information System – Ethiopia

2013–2014

Support to World Vision Ethiopia's child protection project information systems to monitor beneficiary and household data amongst three partners, using a synchronising database suitable for a low-connectivity environment.

Support to Human Resources for Health Donor Working Group for Somalia

2014

A DFID-commissioned review of key Somali donor and partner contributions to health worker incentives and top ups, describing implications of new salary scales (see "Review of pay and grading in the Somali health sector"), and making recommendations to the donor working group for human resources for health.

Review of pay and grading in the Somali Health Sector

2012–2013

We helped the Somali health sector define a package of systems improvements and a harmonised pay and grading scale to be used by all partners, and to be a target for government remuneration, working with Mannion Daniels, funded by UNICEF. A year later, most partners have either adopted or got close to the pay scale, and significant progress has been made on the systems improvements.

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.