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					     MID TERM REVIEW MEETING
           RESA PROJECT


          PROJECT MANAGEMENT


              1ST APRIL 2009

    UDAI S. MEHTA, CUTS INTERNATIONAL



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               PRESENTATION OUTLINE


       Project management and communication

       Key actors

       Challenges encountered




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    PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND
         COMMUNICATION




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PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION

Project advisory committee (PAC)                                  Overall advice on the project



Reference groups (RG):                                            Guidance at the territorial level



                              CUTS C-CIER
                                                                  Coordination of project activities




CUTS            CUTS CRC           SAWTEE           UNNAYAN      Execution at territorial level
CART            West Bengal        Nepal            SHAMANNAY
Rajasthan                                           Bangladesh




                Local CSOs and other stakeholders                Support at Grassroots Level



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    KEY ACTORS




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           PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Comprising persons from various fields including former/present
regulators, policy makers, practioners, CSOs, development
partners, etc

Responsibilities
    •   Advice at the regional level
    •   Comment on few of the key project outcomes/outputs
    •   Act as Ambassadors of the project

CUTS is expected to:
    •   Keep the PAC members abreast with project activities
    •   Send event reports/newsletters/update regularly
    •   Seek advise on specific project issues at the regional /national level


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                REFERENCE GROUP (RG)
Comprising persons from various fields including former/present
regulators, policy makers, practioners, CSOs, development
partners, etc

Responsibilities
    •   Advice at the territorial level
    •   Comment on the project outcomes/outputs
    •   Review the progress from time to time
    •   Participated as resource persons during TT


Partners are expected to:
    •   Keep the RG members abreast with project activities
    •   Send event reports/newsletters/update regularly
    •   Seek advise on specific project issues at the territorial level

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                             CUTS C-CIER
    CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment & Economic Regulation (CCIER)

    Implementing institution

    Involvement of key project staff
        •   Project Coordinator


    Project Management
        •   Financial management: co-ordination with partners and donor
        •   Institutional management: Web page, reports, e-newsletter, etc


    Liaising with media


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         C-CIER AND PROJECT PARTNERS

   Preparation of OSN, TOR and Methodology          note    for    conducting
    perception survey

   Draft outline and providing feedback on key outputs
       •   TBP, TTM, event reports, etc
       •   Prepared draft questionnaires for conducting perception survey
       •   Analysed data and shared findings with partners

   Facilitated participation of Nodal persons (Nepal and West Bengal):
    Perception Survey in Rajasthan

   Participated in RG meetings & Territorial meetings: get hands-on
    information from national stakeholders


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     CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED AND HOW
            THEY WERE TACKLED




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                         CHALLENGES

    Communication gaps or non-communication between the
     project team & country partners
       •   Telephone service was used intensively with frequent visits to
           project countries

    Confusion between inter-related terminologies
       •   Examples were provided to clear the confusion
       •   Confusions were clarified during the interactions between the
           project team and partners

    Information not easily available
       •   Baseline consumer    survey   helped   in   generating   first-hand
           information

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                           CHALLENGES


    Analytical capability of partners
       •   Project team guided drafting of various key documents
       •   Documents received positive comments from NRG/PAC members


    Delay in implementation of project
       •   Two months delay in signing of the contract
       •   Taking suitable action to overcome the delay




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                  Thank You



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