Hosted in Yaounde by SAI Cameroon, the CREFIAF group of the Strategy, Performance Measurement and Reporting (SPMR) initiative met for their first in-person activity since the COVID-19 pandemic breakout and the subsequent travel restrictions. The workshop, which followed the operational planning workshop held with the same group of SAIs in 2021, was opened by the head of SAI Cameroon and Chief of CREFIAF Secretariat, Mrs Rose Mbah Acha Fomundam, accompanied by Ola Hoem, IDI Deputy Director General.
The CREFIAF SPMR group consists of six SAIs: Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, and Cape Verde. The objective was to learn and share experiences and good practices related to the SAI strategic management components of implementation, monitoring and performance reporting.
The sharing dynamics were further leveraged with the participation of four other CREFIAF SAIs that are bilaterally supported by IDI and some peer SAIs under the Accelerated Peer Support Partnership (PAP-APP): Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Niger, and Togo. These SAIs are at a more advanced stage with their strategic management cycle, and therefore found a strong interest in aligning their onward strategic management process with the SPMR approach. They were also able to share their lessons learned from their processes on strategic planning, operational planning (including budgeting and reporting), and performance reporting.
Beside the training and experience sharing, the workshop's second part provided an opportunity for the two groups of SAIs (SPMR and PAP-APP) to make progress with the development of their respective deliverables, based on the stage they are currently at in the strategic management process. Next stages will consist in finalizsng and adopting the different SAIs products (strategic plans, operational plans, and performance reports).
The SPMR initiative supports the whole strategic management cycle of the participating SAIs over the course of four years and is supported by the Swiss Secretariat for the Economy (SECO).
|Participants working on their deliverables and sharing their experiences|
Ola Hoem, Director Deputy Director General of the IDI, interviewed by the Cameroon National Radio Television
Alain Memvuh, IDI CREFIAF Regional Manager, interviewed by the Cameroon National Radio Television