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Training Services in Results-based Management and Planning

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) 

Service: Strategic Planning and Evaluation – Framework Agreement

Countries/Region: Global

Years: 2008 – 2015 and 2016 - present

AIMS is now on its 4th framework agreement to provide training and advisory services in results-based planning, management and evaluation for Sida’s Research Partners. The primary objective is to help partners’ incorporate RBM as a management strategy that focuses on performance and the achievement of results. AIMS has conducted over 100 missions to more than 30 countries. The range of assignments is broad and each is tailored to specific contexts and organizational needs. Contracts have included assisting organizations to: formulate their vision and mission, and clarify their core competencies and value added; undertake organizational capacity assessments; develop results frameworks that clearly link activities and outputs to program objectives, and to the organization’s strategic objectives; design monitoring and evaluation frameworks; undertake business planning processes; and address corporate social responsibility and innovation.

AIMS’ clients under this agreement have included the following Sida partners:
  • Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Tanzanian National Commission for Science & technology (COSTECH), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  • National University of Rwanda, Butare, Rwanda
  • African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya
  • International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya
  • International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South Korea
  • Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VicRes), Kigali, Rwanda
  • Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Mekarn (Research Cooperation for Livestock-Based Sustainable Farming Systems in the Lower Mekong Basin), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Trieste, Italy
  • Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW), Trieste, Italy
  • University of Dar-es-Salaam (UDSM), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  • Ardhi University, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  • Muhimbiti University of Health & Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  • The International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health in Developing Countries (INDEPTH), Accra, Ghana
  • African Association of Universities, Accra, Ghana
  • Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Universidades Nacionales de Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Consejo Superior Universitaria Centroamericano (CSUCA), El Salvador
  • Universidad Agraria Nacional, Honduras
  • Universidad Nacional de Nicaragua, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Universidad Nacional de San Andres and Universidad Nacional de San Sebastian, Bolivia
  • Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO), Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Guatemala
  • World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), Helsinki, Finland
  • International Science Programme, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva
  • International Foundation for Science (IFS), Stockholm
  • International Social Science Council (ISSC), Paris
  • International Association of Universities (IAU), Paris
  • Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, WHO, Geneva
  • European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), the Hague
  • Responsive Governance Initiative (RFGI), Dakar, Senegal
  • Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), Mombassa, Kenya
  • East African Regional Programme and Research Network for Biotechnology, Biosafety and Biotechnology Policy Development (BIO-EARN), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VicRes), Jinja, Uganda
  • Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok Thailand
  • Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar, Senegal
  • Responsive Forest Governance Initiative Project (RDGI), Dakar, Senegal
AIMS Associates: John Mathiason, Punit Arora, Rick Williams, Ann Sutherland, Ashley Hollister