The following alphabetical list by country/institution is representative of the types of experience gained by FMP in the provision of assistance to developing countries in the areas of institutional strengthening, capacity development, governance and government structuring, public administration and civil service reform, organisational development, training, project/programme evaluation, and information technology. Most of these projects were delivered through UNDP, national executing agencies, IFI's, directly to governments or their agencies and other international organisations.

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AFGHANISTAN:
Developed a programme strategy for the UNDP to support the reconstruction of public administration and the civil service (in support of the Afghanistan Interim Administration).

ALBANIA:
Developed a strategy and plan on the structuring of a national science and technology agency, and provided supplementary information technology technical support.

BANGLADESH:
Supported the formulation of a project document for governance and public administration reform.
Supported the formulation of a project document for the setting up of a accountant/auditor general office, and supporting independent audit.
Supported a project on decentralisation, with special emphasis on gender issues, training and the setting up of project/programme management infrastructures.
Supported a project on Women's and Children's development, in the area of small business and micro finance.
For the ADB - reviewed the Country Governance Assessment policy and process.
For the UN Development Group - carried out an evaluation of the common services pilot programme.

BOSNIA- HERZEGOVINA:
As part of a broader evaluation of service delivery modalities, assessed a number of UNDP managed projects and programmes supporting post conflict and recovery objectives.

BOTSWANA:
Supported the policy and planning aspects of a Pay Based Reward System to link the government's Performance Management System implementation strategy with the performance of individual Public Officers.

BURKINA FASO:
Supported the facilitation of a workshop on capacity assessment/development for a select group of African countries; developed and delivered presentations on capacity assessment/development methodologies.


CAMBODIA:
Provided advice in international trade management and the setting up of a national conference.
Supported Ministry of Environment in the development of business plans and organisational designs.
Supported a study tour to Canada, covering the topics of public administration reform.
Provided the services of a senior expert to advise the government on Public Administration Reform.
Developed project proposals and supporting documents for Public Administration Reform priority activities in the areas of human resources management, decentralisation, executive information systems and strengthening of central line ministries.
Supported the Government's PAR programme through the fielding of an expert in gender issues, in respect of the implementation of the programme.
Supported the development of a Partnerships concept and strategy for development cooperation and aid coordination (presented by the government at a Consultative Group meeting in Paris, May, 2000).
Fielded a team to carry out a process redesign and development of a plan for a pilot public administration service delivery reform.
For the ADB - reviewed the Country Governance Assessment policy and process.

CHINA:
Conducted the terminal evaluation of a major information systems installation for a number of steel and iron refineries.
Provided specialised telecommunications consulting support to a major telecom project.

EAST TIMOR:
Developed a capacity development strategy for governance and public administration for the post conflict transitional administration
Developed a detailed capacity development programme plan and list of projects for donor resource mobilization and support to capacity development of the public sector.
Assisted in the setting up and institutional development of a Capacity Development Coordination Unit of the UN Transitional administration, and assisted in donor coordination, resource mobilization and project management.
Assisted in the development of a human resources strategy and plan for the transitional administration and successor UN mission.

ECUADOR:
For the UN Development Group - carried out an evaluation of the common services pilot programme.

EGYPT:
Provided technical assistance to the Cabinet Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC) in a number of MIS and IT related areas over an extended period of time.
This included: preparing RFP's for the acquisition of systems and software; development of IT policies and management practices for the national government; conducting study tours to Canada (UNOPS).
Participated in a major civil service reform project dealing with establishing a "one stop service" between the government and the private sector for all matters relating to private sector.


ERITREA:
Developed a strategy and business plan for the setting up of a national computer systems agency; prepared an information technology policy framework and manual guidelines.
Carried out information systems requirements analysis and feasibility assessment of human resources management systems for the central personnel administration.
Developed an organisational strategy and accountability frameworks for the Office of the President and the Ministry of Finance.
Evaluated a major international bid for the restructuring of the Ministry of Energy.
Designed and implemented an information technology training programme for select officials.
Carried out analysis, and supported the development of a system for the Business Licensing Office.

ETHIOPIA:
For a central government agency - developed the needs, carried out the feasibility and implemented a procurement/material management system, contract management system and provided training.
Provided assistance to the Organisation of African Unity to determine needs for a "crisis management system"; subsequently provided procurement support for the system.

FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA (Fiji):
Carried out a study to support the management and co-ordination of aid and donor funding.

HAITI:
Provided technical assistance and support to the development of the elections systems infrastructure for the national elections (UNDP/DTCD).

HONDURAS:
Supported the development of a business strategy and plan for the UNDP Country Office, focusing on priority areas of policy advice and advocacy, programmes and special services to other donor agencies.

INDIA:
As part of a longer term development programme in the area of Telematics in India, provided a range of specialised consulting services and advice in the area of Videotex (UNOPS).
Participated in the mid-term evaluation of the ERNET project which involved the setting up of progressively more sophisticated networks linking Indian universities and technical institutions.
Also participated in a follow-up evaluation mission for this project (UNOPS); subsequently participated in the Terminal Evaluation of this project.

INDONESIA:
Carried out the terminal evaluation of a major information systems project for the National Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), including recommendations for a second phase of the project.
Supported a Loan Fact Finding Mission for the Health and Nutrition Sector Programme Development (Financial Management Component) funded by the Asian Development Bank.

KENYA:
Carried our a needs assessment for the streamlining and reform of the business licensing processes, and developed a Request For Proposal for the development of systems to meet the identified needs.
Supported an evaluation of international competitive bids for computer equipment for the Companies Registry of the Office of the Attorney General.
Carried out a short study and analysis of issues relating to land, law and gender for the Canadian International Development Agency.
Supported the evaluation of proposals (from an international competitive bid) leading to the development of business licensing systems.


KUWAIT:
Carried out a major systems project at the cabinet level in terms of developed detailed information requirements and models for an executive information system.
Carried out a mid term review of the Government Restructuring Programme.
Provided a range of policy and research support to the government in restructuring, privatisation, governance, management development, capacity,  alternative services delivery, and related areas.

KAZAKHSTAN:
Supported a project formulation mission for a new programme dealing with governance and public sector reform.

KYRGYZSTAN:
Provided support to UNOPS (New York) on the evaluation of for the Management Development Programme, and advice was provided on contract negotiation.
Supported the evaluation of the UNDP funded Management Development Programme as part of a larger governance reform initiative.
Supported a study tour to Canada for senior officials on the subjects of human resources management.
Delivered training on capacity development, strategic planning and change management.  Provided advice to Prime Minister on setting up cabinet system and other issues related to public sector management reform.

LAO PDR:
Carried out the terminal evaluation of the Public Administration Programme.
Developed a concept paper on a comprehensive Governance and Public Administration Reform programme, including the high level implementation considerations.
Formulated a project for comprehensive Governance and Public Administration Reform programme.
Conducted an Executive Seminar (senior government officials) on change/capacity management in support of governance and public administration reform.
Facilitated the development of a corporate plan for the Department of Public Administration and provided training on strategic corporate planning and change/capacity management methodologies.
Conducted an Executive Workshop (senior government officials) on regulatory reform as it impacts small and medium sized business and foreign direct investment.
Developed a programme design and project document in support of a provincial pilot governance and public administration reform programme.
Developed the programme design and document for the third major phase of the multi year national governance and public administration reform programme.

MALTA:
Developed a strategy and plan for financial management reform and the application of related information systems for the Office of the Prime Minister (Government of Malta).
Provided specialised consulting assistance in implementing various measures leading to financial management reform, the establishment of internal audit capabilities, and the development of expenditure management and control (Government of Malta).
Provided specialised management assistance in redesigning the accountability structures within the government of Malta (Government of Malta).

MONGOLIA:
Developed a business strategy and plan for the reform of the Cabinet Secretariat and all central management functions of the government (including recommendations as well on the functioning of the government's executive decision making).
Developed a high level strategy for restructuring the government's central ministries and agencies; prime objectives to pursue privatisation, decentralisation, reduced costs and efficiency.
Provided management assistance in developing a global public administration and civil service reform strategy for the government.
Provided financial management support to the poverty alleviation programme office in terms of setting up and providing training on financial/accounting systems.
Carried out research and developed a glossary on public administration reform terms.
Engaged to conduct a series of training sessions on change management and business planning.
Engaged to deliver change management/business planning training to senior staff of select Ministries and assisted in the development of business plans.
Provided special legal advice on the setting up of a public management information system, access to and privacy of information.
Assisted in the development of a strategy and plan for government general services.
Assisted in the application of a methodology and project planning for the development of a government employee information system.


NEPAL:
Provided assistance in developing a national policy framework and priorities for information technology in government;  subsequently factored into five year development plan (UNOPS).
Developed the five year business plan for the National Computer Centre, Nepal's largest provider of computer processing, systems development and MIS technical training (UNOPS).
Designed, developed and implemented a computerised loans data monitoring system for the Cottage and Small Industries lending programme (jointly with various Nepal banking institutions, The World Bank and UNDP).
Provided project definition assistance for ongoing funding and systems development support from the UNDP to the National Computer Centre (UNOPS).
Study of the requirements for the implementation of the Local Self Governance Act, focusing on capacity assessment of Central Government agencies and selected districts, and identification of sectors that could be transferred to the districts.
For the UN Development Group - carried out an evaluation of the common services pilot programme.

NIGERIA:
Evaluated proposals for the development of the National Data Bank for the government of Nigeria (UNOPS).
Evaluated and assisted in the development of detailed project plans for the National Data Bank Project, and assisted in developing general project management strategies (UNOPS).
Participated in a formal mid term evaluation of the NDB project (UNOPS).

PAKISTAN:
Participated in a major audit/programme evaluation of a major drugs control  programme.
Carried out research and developed a paper on Public Administration Reform and Change Management.
Supported the development of the Governance and PAR programmes through seminars on change management, development of a business plan, and providing advice to senior officials.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA:
Evaluated the management and operations of the National Computer Centre and developed recommendations for remedial actions  (The World Bank).

PHILIPPINES:
Participated as a member of a team on a thematic evaluation of decentralisation and local governance. Meetings were held with officials in the private sector, civil society and the public sector at central and local sites, bilateral and multi-lateral donors, and project participants.
Supported the management of a Country Level Impact Assessment (CLIA) of the UNDP Philippines country programme.

POLAND:
Provided consulting support to the identification of management development programmes (part of the Canadian Foreign Affairs Task Force on Eastern Europe).

RWANDA:
Provided technical assistance to establish the current status of the Informatics technology sector, to identify the principal development areas in which the government should focus its interventions, and to identify the focal points of national Informatics policy (UNOPS).
Evaluated the automation project of the Rwanda Development Bank, and then continued to provide support in the management and application of Informatics at the Bank (UNOPS).
Organisational development support and management training at the Rwanda Development Bank.

SERBIA - MONTENEGRO:
Carried out a mid term evaluation of a donor partnership governance and public administration reform "capacity building fund" programme.

SOUTH AFRICA:
Carried out a study on technology transfer for the support of regional information networks.
Carried out field visits on the Scan-ICT projects as part of a major study on Information and Communication Technologies linked to development (see UNECA).


SYRIA:
Provided assistance in project definition and subsequent evaluation of proposals to develop a range of specialised applications systems for the Syrian Petroleum Company (UNOPS).
Provided general consulting support in terms of Informatics strategies, plans, and training for the Syrian Petroleum Company (UNOPS).
Developed detailed technical training on Novell local area networks and database systems.

TANZANIA:
Supported a team and analysis, plus the development of a published paper on trade and governance.

THAILAND:
Participated as a member of a team on a thematic evaluation of decentralisation and local governance. Meetings were held with officials in the private sector, civil society and the public sector at central and local sites, bilateral and multi-lateral donors, and project participants.
Carried out a feasibility and technical requirements study for the Royal Communications Project, prepared specifications and evaluation of tenders for the procurement of systems and development of applications.
Designed and managed a series of technical co-operation visits and study tours of senior Thai officials to Canada for the purposes of transferring MIS and IT know-how from Canada to Thailand.
Provided specialised assistance in library automation to the university sector in Thailand.

TOGO:
Supported the development of a national Informatics and Telecommunications policy for the Government.

TURKEY:
Participated in a mission to negotiate the Management Services Agreements (MIS components) between the Ministry of Health, The World Bank and UNDP for the provision of MIS planning,  systems development and procurement, as part of that Ministry's First Health Project (UNOPS).
Developed a general strategy and approach to the management of information technology and development of health systems for the Ministry of Health (UNOPS).
Selected to developed detailed project plans and terms of reference for various health systems development initiatives, and to provide overall project management support (UNOPS).

TURKMENISTAN:
Fielded a team to develop a global privatisation action plan with emphasis on valuation of property, and support of systems.

UGANDA:
Participated as a member of a team on a thematic evaluation of decentralisation and local governance. Meetings were held with officials in the private sector, civil society and the public sector at central and local sites (including post conflict areas), bilateral and multi-lateral donors, and project participants.

VIET NAM
Carried out an evaluation of the national Public Administration Reform programme.
Supported project formulation for a governance and public administration reform project.
Supported project formulation for valuation and assets for the Central Pricing Committee.
Supported functional analysis and requirements definitions for business licensing operation, building permits and other urban/provincial public administration functions as part of a pilot province public sector management reform programme.
Supported the carrying out of a high level functional and organisation review of the Ministry of Finance and Investment.
Supported the mid term review and evaluation of a city pilot level governance and public administration reform programme (Ho Chi Minh City).

YEMEN:
Supported a project terminal evaluation of a major decentralisation programme.
For the UN Development Group - carried out an evaluation of the common services pilot programme.

ZAMBIA:
Provided specialised consulting advice to support the reform of the National Institute of Public Administration (quality review of programmes, capacity assessments, business planning).

ZIMBABWE:
For the UN Development Group - carried out an evaluation of the common services pilot programme.


SUPPORT TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

  • Carried out a needs assessment and developed a strategy and plan for Disaster Recovery.

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

  • Participated in a project formulation team on a major health loan project.
  • FMP examined the financial and funding aspects of the loan arrangements, and financial capacities of the Ministry of Health.
  • Participated in a major Review of Country Governance Assessments (in terms of the policy, the methodologies and processes, organizational considerations and results).

ORGANIZATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY (ETHIOPIA)

  • Carried out a needs assessment and feasibility study for the development of an information system in support of a crisis/emergency early warning system.
  • Supported the evaluation of bids that were submitted to UNOPS for the development of systems in support of a crisis/emergency early warning system.

UNITED NATIONS/UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

  • Participated in a joint UNDP and German team to evaluate UNDP programmess and projects in support of decentralisation and local governance, with an emphasis on post conflict situations. Consultations were carried out with selected bilateral and multi lateral donors, field visits to sample countries (Philippines, Thailand, Uganda), meetings in Bonn and New York, preparation of a synthesis report and a paper on definitions of decentralisation.
  • Provided specialised technical assistance, over an extended period of time, to the General Secretariat in the development of its major Integrated Management Information System project (UN - General Secretariat).
  • Carried out a needs assessment for a system for the calculation and establishment of living allowances for the International Civil Service Commission.
  • Provided consulting assistance on the automation of the UN internal postal system.
  • Provided a wide range of MIS technical assistance to the UNDP Bureau of Finance and Administration in the development of internal financial, personnel, and administrative systems.
  • Provided technical assistance to the definition of requirements for election systems in the West Sahara and Guyana (in cooperation with Elections Canada).
  • Supported the development of a set of guidelines on Capacity Assessment and Development, for the Programme Approach (to be field tested, and then published).
  • Supported the development of the UNDP Policy Document on Capacity Development (to be published).
  • Supported the development of an office automation strategy for UNIFEM.
  • Managed a major evaluation of the "direct execution" modality of UNDP programme support (i.e. a major contracting mechanism for the structuring and delivery of projects and programmes).
  • Carried out an independent review of the UNDP "Programming Arrangements" for regular resources.
  • Developed a policy paper on UNDP corporate approach to and partnerships with Net Contributor and Upper Middle Income countries.

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT GROUP

  • Carried out an evaluation of the common services pilot program, supported by field missions to Ecuador, Yemen, Nepal, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA

  • Supported the UNECA and the International Development Research of Canada on a major study on Information and Communication Technologies (Scan-ICT) linked to development; carried out field visits to South Africa and Senegal.
  • Supported the design and development of a major project proposal to conduct action research, develop benchmarks and best practices, case studies, and input to the African Development Forum of 1999.

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR PROJECT SERVICES (UNOPS)

  • Supported the development of a strategic information technology plan.
  • Provided strategic marketing management support to a major executing agency (UNOPS) plus a client survey.
  • Supported the client management functions by developing a marketing strategy, based on interview of select field offices.
  • Supported the evaluation of various bids, based on the international competitive bidding processes, including preparation of submissions to the contracts committee.
  • Supported preparation of proposals for UNOPS on international TA projects.

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSION FOR REFUGEES

  • Provided a range of services to develop curricula and courses in support of the UNHCR change management and restructuring initiatives.
  • Facilitated a number of workshops (Geneva, Italy and Mexico) on management of change.
  • Supported the organisational development and human resources planning for the Refugee Protection operation of the UNHCR.

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

  • Provided technical training to CIDA staff at HQ and in the posts.
  • Provided support to ExternalAffairs Canada in terms of expanding trade and relations with Eastern Europe.

 


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