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West Africa - Regional Disease Surveillance Capacity Strengthening Project (English)

Ratings of Regional Disease Surveillance Capacity Strengthening Project for West Africa were as follows: outcomes were satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. Some of the lessons learned include: (i) The need to streamline financial work planning process; (ii) It is critical to formally assign key focal points from institutions that will be contracted to serve as project implementing partners; (iii) Appropriate disbursement ceiling in disbursement letters should be established to limit procurement constraints; and (iv) The need to promote country ownership of regional projects through appropriate financing arrangements, and the development and implementation of an effective communication strategy under every project to ensure sustainability post-project closure; (v) Establish CES with the capacity to support multiple countries and ensure appropriate linkage to laboratories; (vi) Streamline long-term FELTP design across ECOWAS member countries; (vii) Advocate for program financing, and retention of FELTP graduates; (viii) Improve the FELTP curriculum and overall program quality; and (viii) Promote gender balance among program participants.


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    Western Africa,

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    West Africa - Regional Disease Surveillance Capacity Strengthening Project

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West Africa - Regional Disease Surveillance Capacity Strengthening Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.