A number of key strengths and weaknesses of the IBP follow-up process have been identified and are outlined below:
What is working:
The IBP India Steering Committee has continued to meet bi-monthly and
5 large country teams from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia of about 30 participants and 8 smaller country teams from Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria,
In 2004 the IBP partnership initiated a Strategic Planning exercise facilitated by an innovative Washington-based company called Group Jazz. The Public Health Institute provided both financial and
The follow-up program is designed to provide long-term support to State Teams through individual site visits and an electronic communication system. The State Teams selected local Partner
During 2003 and 2004 the IBP accomplished a lot.
By the end of 2003 IBP partners had agreed to initiate a strategic review process to discuss achievements and lessons learnt in order to draft a branding and 5-year strategic plan for the IBP
By 2003 the partnership had grown to 17 international agencies and partners agreed to form a consortium. After much discussion the partners agreed to the wording of a Memorandum of Understanding
A small team from Uttar Pradesh had participated in the Nepal meeting in 2000. They formed the “India DAU Club” and had continued to meet and work together for over one year.
Indian representatives from
When the IBP Consortium was first launched, the partners agreed that World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research (WHO/RHR), would lead and coordinate the IBP programme of
IBP partners used innovative approaches to first foster the sharing and exchange of information and then introduced change management and performance improvement techniques to define develop country
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