Ref N° 360

Formulation of Human Resource Development Programme – Phase I

Country
Papua New Guinea
Client
EC
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 98 600
Origin of funding
EC
Proportion carried out by legal entity
100%
Consortium members
CEC (FWC BENEF Lot9)
Start date
February 2010
End date
June 2010
Number of staff provided
4.55 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

In 2005, GoPNG adopted a National Education Plan (NEP) for the ten-year period 2005-2014. The NEP provided a framework for localising the Education for All (EFA), MDGs and MDTS goals and priorities into time-bound outcome targets and strategies. The Universal Basic Education (UBE) plan (2010-2019) has been officially launched in October 2009. The education sector is the most advanced in terms of Government ownership and commitment, in an effort to improve aid delivery methods, so as to promote a Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) in the education sector. Within the Education Sector Improvement Program (ESIP), established in 2007, all significant funding and support for the education sector should support a single policy and expenditure program, under PNG Government leadership, adopting common approaches across the education sector, and progressing towards relying on PNG government procedures to disburse and account for all resources.

The overarching goal of EC support to the education sector in Papua New Guinea under the 10th EDF will be to achieve sector goals, in terms of improved access to and quality of sector services, and better living conditions for the target population. This support to education will build on previous EC interventions in PNG.

As described in the Project Identification Fiche (PIF), the SWAps developed in the framework of the ESIP will constitute the foundation of this EC intervention. However in PNG the sector approach is in the early stages of development and serves as a coordinating framework for government’s own activities and for donor support which may take different forms, including projects, technical assistance, and various forms of programmatic aid. A fully-fledged SPSP may at this moment in time not be feasible but the EC can help move things forward by providing support to the early stages of developing a sector approach and formulating a credible sector programme.

Therefore the Commission will continue during Phase I to participate in the sector programme’s management system, including the process of sector coordination, policy dialogue, planning, budgeting and performance review. Phase I will also mobilise support for capacity development aimed at improving and refining the Education Sector Improvement Program (ESIP), under firm leadership of the partner government.

The objective of this formulation is to define all components of the Phase I of the EC Human Resource Development Programme (HRDP Phase I, €13 million) in detail.

Type of services provided

PROMAN provides the services of a Team Leader and a Junior Education Expert who:

  • Carry out an assessment of the state of development of the sector programme, undertaken jointly with government and other partners, and based upon the seven key areas related to Sector programmes issues;
  • Define the objectives of HRDP Phase I, based upon the updated assessment of the sector programme, and the sector programme action plan established by the Government;
  • Confirm the choice of EC procurement and grant award procedures as the most appropriate financing modality, based upon the updated assessment of the seven areas;
  • Prepare an Action Fiche/Financing Proposal and key supporting documents, with a detailed design of HRDP Phase I, taking account of comments from Government and other partners in the education sector programme;
  • Based on the recommendations of the Quality Support Group (QSG) review, finalise the Action Fiche/FP in regard to objectives, purpose and expected results of HRDP Phase I.

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