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GIPFZA Holds Seminar on Managing for Results

Nov 19, 2008, 6:18 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The Gambia Investment Promotion and Free Agency (GIPFZA), in collaboration with the World Bank, recently organised a one-day workshop on managing for results held at the Sheraton Hotel in Brufut. An experienced monitoring and evaluation M&E specialist from the World Bank conducted the workshop.

The purpose was to build the capacities of the participants who are working closely with the financial sector who will now be better positioned than before to focus on achieving results with a more strategic and effective approach.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Yaya Pito, Gassama Free Zone said, "today we are gathered here learning about how to managing for results. Even though you are not working for the private sector, it is all about the same lessons."

Also speaking, Ronnie Hammad, senior operations officer at the World Bank, committed to intensifying its focus on development outcomes and introducing a more rigorous measurement system. "Borrowers like The Gambia agreed in turn to demonstrate a commitment to improving the results focus of its projects, improve quality at the entry and supervision, and monitor more globally key indicators. This is part of the World Bank's commitment to improve the impact of our projects and programs on the lives of The Gambians," he said.