Under the World Bank funded Public Service Modernisation Project (PSMP), we are supporting the Government of Lesotho to undertake a nationwide Biometric & Payroll Census (BPC), to verify ~50,000 public officers in 27 ministries (all except the Lesotho Defence Force and National Security Service) at national and local levels. The result will be to improve the integrity of human resources and payroll data, through the development of a new BPC database. Our database will interface seamlessly with existing Ministry of Public Service and Ministry of Home Affairs databases, complementing the ongoing national registration exercise by the latter. We are developing secure, bespoke tools for data collection, verification, analysis, reporting and integration.
Five year programme to support health services in 6/10 States of South Sudan, and core national systems. Funded by DFID, working with the 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.
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.
Support to Rwanda Education Board in implementing an SMS-based attendance monitoring system, called Ndi Hano! (I am here!) in schools in selected Regions. Working with Education for Change, funded by DFID.
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.
Working with Ecorys BV, funded by the EU, CGA contributed to the audit of the South Sudan Electronic Payroll System.
Assessment in Mogadishu and practical recommendations. Funded by EU Delegation, working with the Ministry of Finance and National Civil Service Commission, Government of Somalia.
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.
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.
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.
Support to Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health and Sanitation, funded by the National AIDS Secretariat/Global Fund, we continued the support and capacity building for the monthly pay and attendance management system. This included technical support to Global Fund for payment of allowances for health workers based in rural locations.
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.
Evaluation of Save the Children's support (funded by DANIDA) to the Somaliland Ministry of Education to recruit and pay teachers, pending their integration onto the main government payroll, and their development of a basic payroll database system.
We are conducting a review of government allocations of social protection expenditure with regard to national budgets for FSD Kenya, in order to inform practice in Kenya's social protection sector.