As part of the cooperation project “Capacity building at the provincial level” between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics. Ho Chi Minh City (UEH), on the morning of February 26, 2020, at Room A.204, Facility 59C Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Department of State Administration (SOG) held a seminar on “Evaluation of quality control system. MEL ”.
Attending the seminar, on the side of Chemonics International, the United States was Mr. Peter Vaz – Project Manager “Enhancing provincial capacity” with members of SPC project and representatives of Chemonics International. On the UEH side, there were Prof. Dr. Nguyen Trong Hoai – Vice Rector; TS Dinh Cong Khai – Dean of State Administration Department; TS Nguyen Huu Lam – Director of Research & Development Management Center; with lecturers of State Management Department; Regional scientists are interested in the program.
The seminar program included presentations and discussions of SOG / UEH and representatives of SPC Project Management Board, focusing on three main issues:
- Discuss and validate priorities, and take action to implement the proposed plans in the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Report for SOG.
- Discuss and clarify the MEL system, including the inputs, indicators and output scales, brought from the SOG operational model into the MEL system.
- Discuss and adjust indicators and objectives based on first-year capacity building plan and long-term plan for SOG.
Delegates present at the Workshop
The workshop helped project members to better understand the content of the work, adjust the evaluation indicators and objectives; This will form the basis for the development of a training program to build capacity of public sector officials towards strengthening provincial capacity.
Following the seminar “Evaluation of MEL quality control system”, on the morning of February 27, 2020, the Department of State Administration (SOG) continued to organize a seminar on “Pause and Reflect” (P&R) under the chapter. cooperation program “Provincial Capacity Building” between United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics. Ho Chi Minh City (UEH).
Delegates share at the Workshop on the morning of February 27
The P&R Workshop is a series of learning activities using the collaborative, learning, and adaptation (CLA) model to promote information sharing, promote continuous learning, and consolidate knowledge within the system. system and decision making process.
The objective of the Workshop is to provide SOG / UEH working groups and USAID SPC project teams with the opportunity to analyze and monitor the project’s progress, reflect bottlenecks, and identify lessons. Learn experience in the implementation process. Based on these discussions SOG / UEH and USAID SPC will decide to make the necessary adjustments, ensuring the project meets the goals and progress.
The seminar included sessions on benefits and shortcomings that need to be adjusted and recommendations for implementation.
Prof. Nguyen Trong Hoai – Vice Rector of UEH spoke
Conclusion at the Conference, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Trong Hoai – UEH Vice Rector highly appreciated and acknowledged the enthusiastic comments of experts and scientists in information sharing, promoting learning, improving knowledge continuously. At the same time, systematically synthesize knowledge in decision-making processes.
The opinions of the scientists helped clarify and set up evaluation indicators, objectives, as a basis for developing training programs for building capacity of public sector officials, towards strengthening provincial capacity. .