18 counties learn together
The MannionDaniels’ Planning Budgeting Monitoring and Reporting (PBMR) team, under sponsorship of the World Bank’s Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health Technical Assistance Multi-Donor Trust Fund (RMNCAH MDTF TA) hosted 18 counties to a learning event on the 25 and 26 March at Park Inn in Westlands Nairobi.
The two primary objectives of the event were:
- To facilitated cluster-based learning: counties were grouped into naturally occurring clusters. The team hosted group dialogue around key issues that affect the PBMR process. This allowed for cross-county sharing of innovative approaches. Some of the themes discussed included; approaches to ensure data quality and evidence use during the PBMR process, criteria for priority setting, mechanisms of fostering linkages between plans and budgets and mechanisms of navigating the PBMR process including stakeholder engagement among others.
- To facilitate independent revision of Annual Work Plan (AWP) where counties took time to review, share and improve the quality of their AWPs.
In terms of inter-collegial learning, one attendee, County Departments of Health (CDOH) for Nyamira had the following feedback: “The two-day workshop gave us insight into the process and context of AWP preparation. It took us out of our daily office responsibilities and guaranteed that we have finalised the AWP a month ahead of the budget cycle. We have become intentional rather than reactive in planning for health service delivery.”