Program Design and Implementation
Cutting corners in program design and planning is a recipe for disaster. Majority of development programs fail due to flaws in their design and poor planning. Quality of project design affects the project performance. Quality project design takes into consideration all aspects of planning including project objectives, stakeholder engagement, benefits mapping, risk assessment, capacity of organizations to implement programs as well as the actual plan (schedule) itself.
Strong performance management systems enhances learning, promotes accountability and ensures effective use of resources in implementation. Yet most of these systems are weak and not aligned with the organizations objectives and program results.
Regional Partnership for Resource Development provides state-of-the-art services to plan and design successful programs. Our approach is research based, taking into account local contexts and demands, as well as employing our technical expertise to achieve high quality programs. We design sustainability into programs, focusing on local ownership and private sector buy-in when appropriate.
Evidence based decision-making has become increasingly prominent on the national and international development agendas. An evidence based approach helps policy-makers and practitioners make well informed decisions by putting the best available evidence at the heart of policy and programme development and implementation. Organizations should use research to establish or confirm facts, reaffirm the results of previous work, solve new or existing problems and support or develop new theories.
Regional Partnership for Resource Development carries out research to assist clients to:
- keep up to date with the existing body of evidence and ensure its effective use in their programs;
- generate new evidence to address global knowledge gaps and thematic areas challenges; and to
- understand and determine needs, local perceptions and realities of programme contexts.
Performance evaluation provides a systematic and objective assessment of an ongoing or completed project. Evaluation helps to determine the relevance, level of achievement of project objectives, development effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability. Evaluation should contribute to organizational learning whilst reinforcing accountability and transparency.
Regional Partnership for Resource Development provides effective services to assist our partners evaluate their programs in order to achieve their objectives. Our approach follows international standards requiring evaluations to be credible, independent and ethical. Regional Partnership for Resource Development builds the capacity of our partners to evaluate their own projects in order to better achieve their objectives.
Public programs are designed to reach certain goals and beneficiaries. Programs might appear potentially promising before implementation yet fail to generate expected impacts or benefits. There is obvious need for impact evaluation is to help policy makers decide whether programs are generating intended effects; to promote accountability in the allocation of resources across public programs; and to fill gaps in understanding what works, what does not, and how measured changes in well-being are attributable to a particular project or policy intervention.
Regional Partnership for Resource Development’s impact evaluation approach emphasize on methods which help us to under whether programs actually work, as well as the level and nature of impacts on intended beneficiaries. We use mixed-methods approaches, building on the strength of both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and a wide range of innovative impact designs. We help to answer the question of causality and attribution of a program using both factual and counterfactual methodologies.
We provide the following specialized tailor-made training at anytime, at any venue, upon request:
- Business Development
- Community Development
- Corporate Governance
- Counterfeiting Goods
- Court Management
- Cyber Security
- Data Management
- Drug and Human Trafficking
- Financial Auditing
- Financial Investigations
- Forensic Investigations
- Hospital Management
- Human Resources Management
- IT Audit
- Knowledge Management and the Management of Intangible Assets
- Leadership Development
- Leadership Development to Manage and Reduce Gender-Based Violence
- Legal Drafting
- Local Governance Management
- Maritime Piracy
- Marketing Management
- Microfinance Training
- Money Laundering and Asset Recovery
- Municipal Finance and Taxation
- National Payment Systems
- Participation in Local Economic Development
- Planning Techniques
- Policy Analysis and Implementation
- Quality Assurance
- Records Management
- Smart Mining
- Strategic Leadership for Government Officials and Private Sector Management
- Women in Leadership
- Youth Leadership