The planned activities for the report period covering Janmy -June 2000 include:
Continue the Sub-Grant award and management process with those funded NGOs delivering servicesto the adolescent population by working with USAID to assist with a program evaluation of the sub-granteeand to provide information for an "add-on" activity by December 31,2000. OperationsResearch proposals will be completed at different stagesbut will closely coincide with the overall terminationof the contract which is December 31,2000. Therefore, program phase- down and phase-out will be smooth with fewtransitional problems for USAID and NGO sub- grantees.
The Training Coordinator will continue the implementationof a Revised TrainingPlan for the January -June 2000 period. The training schedulehas been adjusted to accommodateUSAID plans of phasing over the program to a local NGO umbrella organizationupon terminationof this contract. Aside from workshops, the activitieswill include bursaries for short courses, regional training, observationaltravel, and onsite training for specific functions.
Clarification of the new functions of the Youth Unit, Ministry of Local Government as assumed under the Social Policy Unit. Finalization of the work under the terms of reference of the Social Policy Analyst; and the conclusion of Joint CoordinatingCommittee activities.
Continue the implementation of procedures for the effective management of the UAP contract funds, and demonstrate smooth implementationof these procedures. Implementation of effective cost control procedures including financial reviews of sub-grantee accobts, and demonstrate initiatives over and above those requirements stipulated in the contract agreement.
Sub-GrantAward & Management
The main activities under this performance criterion are the completion of sub-grantee financial assessments; finalization of a UAP Literacy Teaching Standard and an assessment of literacyteaching sites; development of a methodology to rank sub-grantee programs; and the completionof two Operations Research grants, and disseminationof research results.
Management of UAP Sub-Grants
Financial Review of Sub-Grantees;
FinancialAssessmentsNo. 5 for the six Batch I1sub-grantees were scheduled for February. Five of the assessmentswere completed by month's end, with the sixth (WSUC), which was postponed fiom