Introduction G&RI End-goal Context for Development/Strategy Interactive Exercise on G&RI G&RI and Me Q&A (you can ask whateva you like)
Junior Fellow – Team Governance and Rural Infrastructure (G&RI) Ghana 2010 McMaster University › Civil Engineering and Society + Political Sciences Chereponi District Assembly › Planning Department
Left to Right : Gato (APS ) Alex ( Concordia ), Luisa ( APS ), Amir ( UofT ), Dan ( APS ), Dhaval ( McMaster ), Sarah ( UVic ), Tom ( UofAlberta ), Maclean ( Queen’s )
END GOAL: Data driven decisions made at the district level HUH?
Multiple sectors National Government Multiple Sectors 10 Regions Regional Government Multiple Sectors 170+ Districts District Government
National Level Programs Regional Coordination District Implementation Non Discretionary Funding Regional and District Allocation of Funds Development Planning and Implementation
District Planning and Coordinating Unit HealthAgricultureEducation Water and Sanitation
Medium Term Developmen t Plan Annual Action Plan Plan Implementation District Data Plan Monitoring Informing Plans Indicators/ Trends Activity Prioritization
Your turn to experience the chaos that is decision making at the district level
Where do we build the borehole? What were some of the challenges you saw? How can we address them?
District Data Systems › Creating connections › Databases › Implementation › Sustainability Hypothesis Testing
Build Connections Establish Friendships Invest in People Understand Motivations Bridge Gaps Leverage Relationships Build a community Increase capacity Step Back and Observe Let things evolveOffer support Heighten communication
Ambiguity › No right method › No wrong method Time constraints › Not a lot of time › Focused efforts Scheduling conflicts › Less time with key stakeholders › More time with many stakeholders