DATES: SEP 26 - OCT 7, 2016    
       
TUITION: $3950    
       

 

 

 

Overview

This seminar familiarizes participants with project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and tools that focus on results in international development. The seminar offers participants both a conceptual framework and practical skill development.

 

Course Outline 

Results-Based Management (RBM) in International Development

  • Understanding and distinguishing between monitoring and evaluation in the context of RBM
  • Results Chain: inputs, processes, outputs, outcomes and impacts for development projects, programs or strategies
  • Importance of feedback and lessons learned
  • Role of partners and stakeholders
  • Significance of "soft" assistance
  • Implications for country offices

Planning for and Executing the Monitoring and Evaluation Processes

  • Key principles for overall work planning
  • Purpose and timing (including ex-post) of monitoring and evaluation
  • Involving key partners and stakeholders
  • Building teams with defined roles and strong capabilities
  • Establishing a hierarchy of project objectives
  • Defining scope of monitoring and evaluations
  • Selecting analytical tools, methodologies or approaches enabling measurement and attribution
  • Importance of data quality and collection, and baseline data
  • Measuring and assessing project/program output relevance, efficiency and effectiveness in achieving outcomes
  • Measuring and assessing level, sustainability, innovativeness, replicability and scalability of impacts from project/program outcomes on physical and financial assets; human assets; social capital and people's empowerment; food security; environment and communal resource base; institutions, policies and regulations
  • Budgeting
  • Managing monitoring and evaluation processes
  • Anticipating and resolving problems

Tools, Methods and Approaches Facilitating Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Performance indicators and common rating systems 
  • Logical framework approach (LogFrame)
  • Theory-based evaluation 
  • Formal surveys
  • Rapid appraisal methods
  • Participatory methods
  • Field visits
  • Public expenditure tracking surveys
  • Economic analysis, including cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Project evaluations
  • Impact evaluation analysis
  • Evaluation and tracking plans
  • Annual reviews and reports
  • Comparative overview of other tools, methods and approaches used by leading global institutions

Knowledge and Learning

  • Learning from evaluative evidence and applying recommendations from feedback
  • Publication of evaluative evidence and feedback material
  • Improving evaluation feedback
  • Knowledge management
  • Institutionalization of learning

Course Advisor

Ms. Danielle de Garcia  is the Deputy Director of Performance Evaluation, Innovation, and Learning at Social Impact (SI). She has 10 years’ experience with monitoring and evaluation (M&E), organizational capacity building, and participatory methodologies in more than 25 countries. As a facilitator, Mrs. de García has developed curriculum and trained hundreds of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S Department of State (DOS), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and non-governmental organization (NGO) personnel in results-based management and M&E. Her recent work includes the design, development, and delivery of M&E trainings for the US Institute of Peace, USAID, the International Law Institute and MCC; providing Managing for Results training and Country Development and Cooperation Strategy assistance to USG staff globally; providing strategic planning and project alignment for the World Bank; and serving as a team member or team leader on a number of assessments and evaluations for Carter Center, IREX, USAID, MCC, and MacArthur Foundation initiatives around the world. Beyond serving as an evaluation team leader and team member, she also provides advice and technical assistance to national and international organizations in the development of M&E systems. Mrs. de García holds an MPA in International Management, a certification in Development Project Management, and is a Certified Performance Technologist for human and institutional capacity development.

  

DATES: SEP 26 - OCT 7, 2016
   
TUITION: $3950    
     

 

 

 

 

Overview

This seminar is designed for parties responsible for providing support services to legislatures and parliaments. The growing demands on elected officials and their staffs to enact laws and review national policies efficiently and effectively in an ever–changing and complex environment requires new attention to how the process and institutions are managed. The focus will be on the organizational structure and practical techniques for managing legislative institutions and the support services necessary to accomplish this in an efficient and effective manner. Seminars will be conducted using site visits along with class programs and actual case studies. Participant round tables will be an important component to learning best practices. Special arrangements may be made with advance notice to tailor seminars for parties with specific interests.

 

Course Outline

  

Role of Legislative Staff

  • The relationship between career and political staff appointments
  • Effective allocation of staff to support member offices, committees, leadership and administrative services

 

Legislative Organization

  • Comparative analysis of legislative and parliamentary models
  • Review of unicameral and bicameral structures
  • How to work with leadership offices and through committees
  • How can the legislative branch have a more productive relationship with the executive branch?

 

Legislative Support Offices

  • Budgeting, staffing and training
  • Determining what legislative support offices are appropriate for a specific country or state; e.g. research, legislative drafting, committees, administration and members' offices

 

Site Visits

  • United States Congress
  • Library of Congress
  • State legislatures in Washington, DC area

 

Course Advisor

H. Stephen Halloway is the Director of ILI's Center for Comparative Legislative Management. He has over 35 years of experience in senior legal and policy positions in the U.S. Government, the U.S. Senate, the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank. He was Chief Regulatory Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce and a civil rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. He is co-founder of the Multilateral Procurement Group, an informal steering committee of multinational companies and consultants regularly doing business with the MDBs and UN.

 

 

DATES: SEP 5 - 16, 2016    
TUITION: $3950    
     

 

 

 

Overview

This course is designed to introduce participants to the strategies, approaches and tools for developing effective country procurement systems. It is increasingly recognized that using a country's own institutions and systems, including procurement, strengthens the country's sustainable capacity to define, execute and account for its policies to its citizens.            

 

Course Outline 

Overview of Public Procurement Reform and Country Procurement Systems 

  • Examination of trends in public procurement reform
  • Maximizing synergies of procurement reform and other initiatives
  • Implementing a reform strategy to address common weaknesses in public procurement systems
  • Assessing procurement system architecture and performance measurements
  • Mobilizing financial and other resources to strengthen procurement systems
  •  Case studies
  •  Negotiating and drafting exercise (participants will engage in mock negotiation exercises)

 

 Legislative and Regulatory Framework 

  • Main components of legal and regulatory framework for a public procurement system
  • National and International models for developing procurement laws
  • Establishing mechanisms for independent review of bidder complaints
  • Important ancillary legislation and regulations: planning and budgeting; advance notice of opportunities; public access to information; contract administration; anti-corruption; e-procurement
  • Enforcement and sanctions
  • Trade and economic integration agreements in public procurement 

 

 Institutional, Operational and Organizational Resources 

  • Main institutional, operational and organziational issues for a public procurement systems
  • Designing the functions of a central policy office for a procurement system: comparative analysis of national models
  • Informational systems and management
  • Financial control and audit in public procurement systems
  • Collection and reporting of data on procurement activities 

 

Professional Procurement Workforce 

  • Main features of a professional workforce for a public procurement system
  • Establishing qualification and certification requirements for a procurement workforce
  • Role and staffing of procurement units
  • Development of a code of ethics
  • Establishing performance incentives and performance reviews
  • Designing and institutionalizing public procurement curricula and training 

 

 Introducing new Procurement Policies and Practices 

  • Features of a sustainable procurement program including "Green Procurement"
  • Strategy for implementing e-procurement
  • Innovative techniques of developing framework agreements
  • Mainstreaming public procurement systems 

 

Course Advisor

Don Wallace is Chairman of the ILI and a law faculty member of the Georgetown University.   As U.S. Chief Delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law ("UNCITRAL"), Professor Wallace was a key participant in drafting the UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction, and Services, and is internationally known as a procurement law expert. He has advised foreign governments on public procurement and was involved in drafting the procurement rules of USAID.

 

DATES: SEP 5 - 23, 2016
TUITION: $5950

 

 

 

Overview

The International Public Procurement program covers the institutional, legal, financial and procedural issues involved in the procurement of goods and services by public entities and discusses reform programs to improve transparency, efficiency and accountability. It provides participants with a detailed analysis of the project-procurement cycle and includes a full presentation of the procurement policies of international financial institutions (IFI) such as the World Bank, as well as a comprehensive coverage of the open tender system.

 

Course Outline

 

Public Procurement Reforms

  • Reform programs and approaches to enhance transparency, efficiency, integrity and accountability

 

National Procurement Laws and Institutions

  • Differing approaches under common law and civil code systems
  • UNCITRAL model law
  • Transparency and accountability; ethics and corruption

 

 

International Procurement

  • Procedures of international financial institutions such as World Bank, ADB, IDB, etc.

 

Procurement Planning

  • Role and objectives
  • Policy and institutional aspects
  • Project cycle: procurement issues
  • Procurement process under goods, works and PPP
  • Budgeting, budget utilization and monitoring

 

Selection of Consultants

  • Procedures of IFI
  • Terms of reference, evaluation of proposals, QCBS, QBS
  • Contracts: lump sum, time-based

 

International Competitive Bidding (ICB)

  • Objectives, principles, and key features
  • The bid package: preparation and scheduling
  • Bid advertising and prequalification
  • Preparation of bidding documents
  • Bid examination, evaluation, and award

 

Other Methods of Procurement

  • Limited/restrictive international bidding, national competitive bidding
  • Direct purchase, shopping
  • Internet bidding, electronic procurement
  • Green Procurement
  • Versatile and adaptive procurement

 

Contract Administration

  • Principal types of contracts, terms, and guarantees
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Oversight and monitoring
  • Performance-Based Contracting

 

Course Advisor

Bernard Becq is the World Bank´s former Chief Procurement Policy Officer, Head of the Procurement Policy and Services Sectors Board, and now Director of the ILI Center for Public Procurement Law and Policy. Today Dr. Becq works as an independent consultant with more than 35 years of experience. Dr. Becq´s experience includes working with French development agencies, in particular, he was the Deputy Chief of the International Consulting Firm of ENPC, and Project Officer and Adviser to the President at Agence Coopération et Aménagement (ACA). Dr. Becq holds graduate degrees in Mathematics from Paris VI University and in civil engineering from ENTPE in Paris, France, and a Master degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California (USC), in Los Angeles, USA, where he also completed post graduate work (PhD ABD).

 

 

DATES: AUG  29 - SEP  9, 2016    
TUITION: $3950    
     

 

 

 

 

COURSE LINKS: 

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NEGOTIATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Overview

This seminar offers an exciting opportunity for personal and professional development, and consists of a combination of two courses: Leadership and Management in International Development; and Negotiations in International Development. Participants in this course will receive one certificate indicating completion of the whole program, rather than two one week course certificates. To see descriptions of the topical areas covered, please refer to the two previous descriptions in this booklet. In addition, the participants who enroll in this two week combination seminar will have more opportunities to network, also for site visits and can take part in the optional weekend sightseeing tour of Washington offered to participants who attend seminars lasting two weeks or longer at the ILI.

 

Course Advisors

Kim Phan is the Executive Director of the International Law Institute, where she oversees all of ILI’s practice areas. Ms. Phan also serves as the Project Director of all ILI projects with various donors and has worked on projects in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, Mauritius, Angola, Honduras, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Bangladesh and the APEC region. Prior to joining ILI, she worked at the U.S. Embassy in Manila/Office of the U.S. Commercial Liaison to the Asian Development Bank where she served as the United States – Asia Environmental Partnership Liaison to the Asian Development Bank. She has a Masters in the Study of Law from Northwestern University Law School and a B.A. from Allegheny College with a focus in Nuclear Warfare Strategy. Ms. Phan is the President of the Board of the Friends of the Law Library of Congress.

Greg Swanson has over 30 years of experience serving as a senior executive and officer in both private industry and international development consulting agencies. He has extensive business development, HR, marketing, policy, and strategy formulation experience. He has worked in the U.S., Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean and has served as a Senior Director with various donor projects, countries, and partners.

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. Mr. Botha specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiations, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa. He has over 25 years of experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development. Mr. Botha holds B.A. and LL.B degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M in Labour Law, from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and Alternate Dispute Resolution, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.