UNICEF supports the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP) in the implementation of public education policies. This support also involves strengthening the capacities of senior MENFP staff to ensure greater efficiency in their interventions. It is in this context that UNICEF responded positively to the request of the General Inspectorate for technical and financial support for the organization of a 4-day training session on ” Results-Based Management ” (RBM).
Port-au-Prince, April 27, 2018- The training was held from April 15 to 18. Participants included the Director General, Inspectors General, Technical Directors and Departmental Directors, Cluster Coordinators, senior management among others.
This seminar had several objectives: to promote an overview of RBM policy and principles; to help departmental staff gain possession of the key concepts and tools for results-based management; contribute to improving the administrative as well as the technical management of the Ministry; develop a culture of accountability and the search for concrete results. The exchanges were very instructive and the participatory method was favored.
Ensure effective follow-up
In his speech, Mr. Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet, Minister of National Education, emphasized the interactions that have been successful while wishing that the elements learned were well retained. Further on, he wanted to say “a big thank you in diamond letters to UNICEF who accompanied us in this activity in a very firm way”.
“We hope that with the support of our friends and all those who wish, like UNICEF an improvement of the educational question in Haiti, that the MENFP will be able to organize other sessions of the same kind,” he says, congratulating the participants for their enthusiasm.
Jackson Pléteau, the Minister’s Chief of Staff and Inspector General at the MENFP, insisted on the follow-up of the seminar. “What we expect is a change in the mindset, a change in the conduct of operations, a change in leadership. When we focus on fairness and justice, we will get there. You must show, from your leadership, that something has been captured from this training. He asked the executives.
Improve the education system
The UNICEF Representative in Haiti, Marc Vincent, took the opportunity to congratulate the Haitian Government and the MENFP for this crucial shift towards Results-Based Management. “UNICEF applauds this initiative and is pleased to be able to contribute,” he said.
“Results-based management will lead us to improve the efficiency of the sector, increase transparency and accountability in the MENFP, and ultimately produce tangible results for girls, boys, women and men. of Haiti without distinction of any kind, “he said, adding that RBM will help improve the management of MENFP programs at all levels and stages, from planning and implementation, to monitoring and evaluation. As part of the development of the 10-year plan, RBM is a tool to ensure that it can follow the steps of the analysis, the establishment of clear priorities and the definition of realistic results, the elaboration of a theory of change that will clearly show the path to expected results; and finally, a robust results framework to ensure proper monitoring of its implementation.
“The ultimate goal of all we do in the education sector is to create an environment conducive to the teaching-learning process, a climate conducive to the development and well-being of children, the educational community and the community. country, “he went on, further insisting.
UNICEF is committed alongside the Haitian government in implementing the universal schooling of all children in Haiti. This support focused on several areas: building or rehabilitating schools to improve access, interventions to improve the reading and writing skills of children in the first basic cycle, support institutional strengthening at central and local level, comprehensive early childhood development, action against school violence, prevention and disaster risk management.