The Virtual Institutional Capacity and Fiduciary Clinic Workshops (VICFC) is an environment created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to  deliver capacity building interventions on  project management training including project origination, structuring, processing, disbursements, portfolio management and post-performance evaluation.  The virtual training is developed for the  Bank Group Project Implementation Units (PIUs) in the RMCs and for the personnel of Government Ministries and Agencies facilitating Bank Group’s projects and programs.  

The objective of the program is to develop individual, organisational and institutional capacity for successfully managing the projects and reversing implementation challenges in the Bank’s portfolio.  These challenges have been identified to include ranging from quality at entry (QaE), lack of adequate project supervision, delays in disbursement, cumbersome procurement processes, lack of well-documented project completion reporting, lack of proximity to the clients and lack of data and systems for supervising the portfolio.

Program Content

    1. Procurement and Contract Management
    2. Disbursement Rules and Procedures
    3. Financial Management
    4. Monitoring and Evaluation
    5. Organisational Skills in Project Management

The overall goal of the ICFC is to reinforce the capacity of projects staff involved in the execution, management and follow up of projects and programs financed by the Bank. Additionally, the workshop aims at strengthening the institutional capacity to deliver better on development issues in Sierra Leone.