The end of the 2nd cycle of Rapid Results Initiative in Madagascar
On December 14 and 17, 2015, Madagascar government held its final review of the second cycle of the Rapid Results Initiatives (RRI) conducted as part of the African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR), a project funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) since its launching in 2007. Under the leadership of President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, the Madagascar government pledged its commitment to adopting Results Based Management as a strategy to implement its country national development plan.
Attended by government officials, the review examined best practices in using RRI to encourage innovation and improve efficiency and effectiveness among stakeholders, including inter-ministerial collaboration. The adoption of MfDR principles is expected to create long-term and large-scale impact in subsequent development projects.
In Madagascar, the President’s vision has embraced the objectives of the AfCoP Project to build Africa’s capacity in managing for development results. The country has benefitted from its MfDR readiness assessment to ensure that Madagascar was able to implement MfDR. The country had gained a favorable recommendation.
For this 2nd cycle, eighty-two (82) RRIs have been prioritized and implemented within ministries with high achievement ratings of 87.5% - 86.52% of the 31 RRIs on governance component were achieved, as well as 96.23% of the 32 RRIs on economics and 76.77% of the 19 RRIs on the social component.
A total of 157 civil servants were trained in RRI.
The Afrik4R Initiative, the AfCoP flagship programme through which the RRIs are being implemented, has been instrumental in supporting the process of internalizing the benefit of MfDR. This has further enhanced governance and accountability, leading to better communication across ministries in Madagascar. Although a lot remains to be done, this review revealed the high potential of Madagascar in facing development challenges with the right tools.
For information on the AfriK4R initiative and AfCoP, please visit the AfCoP website: www.afrik4r.org.
Launched in 2007, the African Community of Practice (AfCoP) is a coalition of over 4,000 development leaders and practitioners from 68 countries globally. Its objectives are to share lessons learnt, experiences and best practices on Managing for Development Results (MfDR) in Africa. AfCoP members work for African governments, civil society, and as independent experts in the field. The African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), is supporting AfCoP in mainstreaming MfDR on the continent.
The Africa for Results (AfriK4R) initiative which was initiated in 2012 is the AfCoP’s flagship program. It aims at promoting regional integration in Africa through an approach of public finance management based on managing for development results (MfDR) principles and practices. To date, 17 countries have committed to the AfriK4R initiative, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The WAEMU and COMESA regional economic communities are also partners on the AfriK4R initiative.