CABRI joined the African Development Bank and the World Health Organisation (Africa region) in hosting a capacity-building workshop for senior officials from ministries of finance, health, education and civil society organizations. The event was from 21 to 23 February in Abuja, Nigeria. ECOWAS member countries that attended the workshop were: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
The capacity building workshop used country case-studies, presentations from experts, and group work to enhance the capacity of senior officials to improve value for money in their respective sectors and countries. More specifically, the workshop:
- Discussed key challenges and shared knowledge and best practices in implementing strategies that improve value for money;
- Built capacity of senior officials in the ministries of finance, health and education to play their role in ensuring value for money;
- Identified areas of in-depth capacity building and continued learning on improving value for money
- Identified key contextually relevant actions that participants can implement in their countries to ensure value for money.