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Implementing Information & Communications Technology (ICT) for Development
Commissioning Unit: Mozambique
Evaluation Plan: 2010-2011
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 07/2010
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Mozambique
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: That the ICT for Development of Human Resources Project be continued and converted into a permanent programme.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07] [Last Updated: 2010/10/07]

Management Response: This is part of the objectives of the project and it is incumbent on the Government to make budgetary allocation for this.

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2. Recommendation: That UNDP and the Italian Cooperation Office, in the light of the overwhelming and demonstrable participants? appreciation of the project, be requested to continue their financial assistance, while the government seeks mechanisms for the programme?s permanent budgetary inclusion.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07] [Last Updated: 2010/10/07]

UNDP will assist in resource mobilisation efforts

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3. Recommendation: That the delivery strategy be reviewed, with a view of reverting solidly to the original idea of three regional centres, incorporating the North, Centre and South regions, with Maputo as the centre for the South region; Beira the centre for the Centre region, and Nampula as the centre for the North region.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07] [Last Updated: 2010/10/07]

The implementing partner needs to undertake this exercise and UNDP is willing to look at the possibility of further support.

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4. Recommendation: That in terms of accommodation, the Regional Digital Centres be decently accommodated, in an open and easily accessible part of the city, in order that they be easily identified on approach and their services be within reach of users, be it that these come to the centre by train, bus, bicycle or own car.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07] [Last Updated: 2010/10/07]

UTICT will need to make budgetary provisions to enable ease of access.

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5. Recommendation: That the Regional Digital Resource Centre building, in addition to administrative offices, face-to-face teaching/learning, library and related space, be provided with a well equipped large computer room, designed for self-instruction, to cater for advanced individual self-instructed learners. The set up and operation of this room would need to be more or less along the lines of an Internet Café. Learners would purchase from the centres, well developed self-teaching/instructional packages, walk into the self-instruction room, and each quietly follow the lesson/instruction on her/his own. Once ready to be assessed for proficiency in the given skill or skills, the candidate simply submits him/her-self for a criterion referenced examination. Trainers would only be available to be asked for assistance whenever a learner gets into some difficultly. In that way, the teaching salary bill would be kept to a minimum.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07] [Last Updated: 2010/10/07]

UNDP may consider support for this activity as it impacts directly on the quality and efficiency of the centres.

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6. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation 6: that the programme partner more closely, or even merge with the Mobile Unit based in Inhambane, and the distance education provider, to reinforce its revised delivery mode.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07]

Agreed.

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7. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation 7: that the programme contracts a team of ICT specialists along the lines of the Open University in Britain, or Everyman University in Israel, to develop quality and ease to use self-instruction packages for distribution to each Regional Digital Resource Centre.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07]

With the full roll out of the MoRENet network, it will be possible for the centres to link to these national and international research institutions.

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8. Recommendation: That the Regional Digital Resource Centre progressively establish sub-centres according to distance from the centre and size of demand in the area.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07] [Last Updated: 2014/04/08]

The CO will analyze this option.

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9. Recommendation: That each Regional Digital Resource Centre be supplied with a twin-cab 4x4 vehicle to facilitate movement in and around the city, and be able to reach sub-centres and outlying areas.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07]

Should fall under budgetary allocation.

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10. Recommendation: That each Regional Digital Resource Centre operates an Imprest Account that is replenished monthly, the size of which is determined by volume of the Centre?s work, with the RDRC manager functioning as the accounting officer.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07]

This is one of the objectives of the project: that the centres become self reliant by raising their own income for recurrent expenditure.

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