The Center for Implementation Efficiency promotes efficient use of resources!
To reduce waste in every development projects.
To be the global leader and expert for evaluation, analysis, project design, and implementation course correction for efficient use of resources in project management.
Our professionalism is founded upon our values
· Passion for excellence
· Commitment to our clients’ needs
· Poverty reduction
· To provide a learning opportunity on efficiencies in development projects and allow managers and donors to free up resources for other critical investments
· To assess efficiencies and effectiveness of donors resource investment, and facilitate managers actions to invest savings in other related areas for greater impact
· To be a learning platform on various innovation on implementation efficiencies, service delivery innovation, value for money
· Research and publish critical operations research reports on implementation efficiency to influence policy and operational thinking; publish best practices;
· To support IT, web-based, and mHealth solutions for projects to improve decision making, data quality, and implementation efficiency;
· To manage or guide projects with performance problems and provide solutions for efficient implementation and sustainability
· To provide solutions to inefficient management practices
I have launched this site because most newspapers, journals, or magazines do not publish think piece or op-eds on implementation efficiency and lessons learned on efficient management in the development sector. Most of the organizations are interested in efficiencies but do not systematically publish or share their lessons learned. Most evaluation reports are not shared with the public. Imagine a world where we can learn from each other and be more efficient in our use of resources in the development sector. All donors are interested in efficient use of resources and value for money. Efficiency and impactful use of resources are fundamental to good management.
Knowledge Management: (Field Stories)
We will publish good stories from you on implementation efficiencies, innovation, use of technology to improve management at various levels, new untested ideas, etc. We want to share best practices and lessons learned. Please write to us in the following email address. We will publish quality papers/blogs/op-ed from you but please note we do not pay for any articles. The key objective is to share knowledge with as many people as possible.
Contact us: C4efficiency@yahoo.com
The Center for Implementation Efficiency is an independent think tank and consultancy firm with innovative thinkers on implementation management and program governance.
We believe in:
Efficiency in project implementation leads to sustainable development;
Technology use is essential to improve management and implementation
Cost efficiency is fundamental to sustainable service delivery;
Private sector partnership with government and NGOs are essential to ensure universal access to services;
Knowledge sharing, research on implementation, and collaboration
Value for money and aid effectiveness
Public accountability, transparency, and data quality
As an independent private web-based company, The Center will provide critical and independent assessments of program/ project implementation efficiency in developing countries. We want to assess how large US government and other donor funded projects are implemented from the point of cost efficiency, effective management, and value for money.
- Projects funded by US Government, UK, private Foundations, and other donors
- Maternal & child health, reproductive health, communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria, Health finance, Health policy, Health Systems, non communicable diseases(NCDs), vaccine programs, related health programs, health financing, health governance.
- Education projects
WHAT WE OFFER:
Clients engage us to work with them if their organization requires improvements in project implementation and efficiency. Such technical input can be as small as a tactical or operational change or as significant as major changes in the management processes, solutions, and reprogramming associated with how the organization will implement or modify implementation of the project.
The Center for Implementation Efficient team works on initiatives that will profoundly improve implementation and execution of projects, introduce innovative solutions and processes, the structure of the management of the project, and even the politics and geographies where these projects are implemented in partnerships with national programs. We provide a holistic perspective that takes into account the people, the process, the information and the technology required to improve implementation performance.
Our clients depend on our rich mix of expertise in operational efficiency and effectiveness, execution modalities, functional and technical expertise, and knowledge of best practices and lessons learned from several projects. The team will help management to review evidenced-based solutions that will allow them to make the best decision to improve execution and deliver the results donors want.
The Center is set up to focus on efficient use of resources so that more can be done with existing and new resources. We need actions to save million more lives with urgent interventions in NCDs and other emerging health challenges while promoting sustainable financing for communicable diseases, maternal and child health, family planning, and health systems. NCDs kill over 36 million people every year and it contributes to 63% of global deaths. 80% of these deaths are in developing countries. Trillions of lost revenues and productivity are now taking place and the loss is expected to increase. The number of people over 60 years is growing rapidly and will be 1 billion strong within 10 years. At least 200 million women of reproductive age do not have access to family planning services and commodities. While maternal deaths have been reduced, we still see over 250,000 annual deaths from pregnancy related complications. More deaths are caused by tobacco use than from HIV/AIDS.
Billions of dollars are now invested in the development sector with the aim of rapid improvement in the lives of millions of people and reduce poverty. The WHO 2010 World Health Report discussed about health system inefficiencies, estimating that 20% to 40% of all health spending ($1.5 trillion USD) is wasted. These are illustrative figures. According to Project Management Institute “Organizations waste US$51 million for every US$1 billion spent on projects and programs due to poor requirements management.” The real point here is that there is much can be done by governments and donors to free up resources which are needed for health interventions. One of the key goal of the Paris Declaration of 2005 was increasing the efficiency of development assistance. Financing mechanisms such as GAVI, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, IFC, MCC, PEPFAR, UNITAID, World Bank, regional banks, IMF etc. are in place and moving billions of dollars to projects all over the world. Private philanthrophists and Foundations are also expanding their resource allocation to various interventions to improve quality of life. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are planning a $600 billion mega foundation.
In addition, new donors such as China, India, Brazil, and Russia are also expanding their bilateral assistance programs. These large scale investments pose major challenges on implementation capacity because of limited human resources, poor infrastructure, and inadequate systems to manage programs that require scaling up for impact within a shorter period of time. Uncoordinated donor funds, duplication of resource allocation, inefficient parameters to assess program investment, and corrupt institutions and individual means less money reaching the poorest of the poor.