Governance is critical to all institutions including public, private and not-for-profit - for ensuring legitimacy and sustainable growth. It is also critical for men and women, citizens and communities, the poor and marginalised in particular - to ensure their voice is heard and decision-makers are held accountable. Good governance strengthens accountability, improves government performance and organisational capacity. We are conversant in current governance thinking. We recognise that governance processes are gendered and that the concerns of women and girls and socially excluded groups are often marginalised or ignored. We mainstream gender equality and social inclusion into all areas of our work.
We work with national, regional and local governments in the areas of political participation, public administration, decentralisation and local government reforms, human rights, accountability, transparency and anti-corruption to identify and foster engagement between citizens and their government, recognising that both the supply and demand for good governance is necessary to initiate change. In doing so, we strive to improve public governance through our specialised knowledge in organisational and individual capacity building, and provide comprehensive solutions to make change possible, plausible and successful. We have been applying problem-driven iterative adaptation (PDIA) approaches to our design, implementation and evaluation work across a range of governance programmes. We take a rights based approach; and are making use of new digital technology in our governance work in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
IPE Global is providing Technical Assistance to Government of Bihar (GoB) to (a) improve investment climate for private sector growth (b) boost revenue collection, and strengthen public financial management to make development more effective and (c) revamp technical education in the state create jobs, particularly for women, SCs and minorities.
Our technical assistance is helping GoB to design and implement reforms to trigger private investment; strengthen the MSME sector; and boost employment opportunities in the state. Further, we are working to support different departments of Bihar Government to improve resource utilisation, targeting, monitoring, and evidence based planning for the development of women, SCs and Minorities in the state.
The five-year Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID) programme works to strengthen
Democratic institutions and governance in Tanzania so they are more inclusive and accountable, and economic growth provides more benefits for poor people.
IPE Triple Line is working in a consortium to deliver the design, mid-term review and final evaluation of the programme. I4ID’s fluid and inherently political character presents an opportunity for the evaluation to take an innovative approach – exploring the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of adaptive programming, rather than a traditional performance-based evaluation. The evaluation maintains a dual focus on programme-specific, as well as more generalised learning and uptake for the emerging field of adaptive programming globally. It presents an exciting opportunity to better understand how political transformation works in an environment where pathways to change are uncertain.
The project aims to design and plan for the transition to, a second five year phase of the DGF (DGF II) commencing on January 2018. The objective of the assignment is to provide an analysis of the democratic governance trends in Uganda and an analysis of the social and political prospects for change; articulate the impact and outcome indicators; identification of programmatic scope, etc. The formulation of DGF II will be designed with the aim of ‘consolidating and refocusing’ DGF interventions to allow for a stronger and more coherent strategic push for democratic governance change in an increasingly more challenging context and allowing for new strategic partnerships.
OMEGA intends to improve Government of Odisha's (GoO's) functioning on its schemes and programmes; help in promotion and facilitation of investments in the state, and build capacity for revenue mobilisation and expenditure management. IPE Global has been providing design, implementation & program management support to OMEGA since the year 2010 through to 2017. We are assisting Government of Odisha (GoO) and its various departments namely Departments of Finance (DoF); Planning and Coordination (DoPC); Industries (Dol); Panchayati Raj (DoPR); and Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare (DoFS&CW) to enhance private sector investments in industries and infrastructure with environmental and social safeguards; enhance capacity to mobilise revenue and manage expenditure; and improve implementation and delivery of selected poverty alleviation programmes that enhance access to employment and food, and build climate resilience. We are supporting analysis of key constraints, and improving government systems and capacities so that all available resources can be used most effectively.
DFID’s Civil and Political Rights Tracking project aims at nationwide tracking of civil and political rights protection in Tanzania over a three-year period in the build up to, during and after, the 2015 elections. IPE Triple Line is leading a consortium to deliver this project, with teams based in London and Dar-es Salaam. The project works in collaboration with the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) and Zanzibar Legal Service Centre (ZLSC) and their network to contribute towards improved public discourse on the protection of civil and political rights in Tanzania. It does this through improved tracking of civil and political rights and increased advocacy and public outreach on these issues.
The project provides ongoing capacity building in human rights, governance, coalition building, communications and advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, and analysis and reporting. Our success is largely built on an approach to partnership which has assured the project is integrated and owned by the two civil society organisations. Key achievements to date include development of a bottom-up civil and political rights Perceptions Index, development of thematic briefs, improved quality of reporting on civil and political rights, including trend analysis in the Tanzania Annual Human Rights Report, and design of a campaign on freedom of assembly and freedom of expression.
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