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The success of the TEQIP Good Governance Programme depends on the wide group of contributors who have key roles and responsibilities in respect to the Good Governance Programme - the most important group is the institutions. TEQIP has assigned more than 70 senior academics to act as Mentors to support institutional development. The key contributors to the TEQIP Good Governance Programme are:

 

 

INSTITUTIONS

All institutions are expected:

  • To undertake a self-review of their current governance practice, openly, honestly and critically
  • To use the self-review to identify governance development needs and produce a Governance Development Plan (see examples of completed Governance Self-Reviews and Governance Development Plans) considering needs at the individual level, the institutional level (and where appropriate) at the systems level
  • To act on their identified priorities for governance development as set out in their plan
  • To contribute to TEQIP Learning Forums on Good Governance, as requested
  • To set out a timetable for action that will lead to the publication of their institutional governance guidelines document drawing on the generic principles set out in the TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies
  • To carry out self-reviews of their institutional governance practice at regular intervals
  • To share experience and contribute to institutions’ and others own learning to realise the high quality governance practice expected from the community of TEQIP institutions.

TEQIP Mentors, SPFU-TCs and the Governance Programme Group will support institutions. We expect a group of institutions also to contribute to the support of other institutions. Their experience will be important to share with others, especially regional partners in future governance development and related activities.

It is expected that after completing the Good Governance Programme institutions will lead the sector in promoting and supporting good governance practice and good governance development.

 

TEQIP MENTORS

TEQIP Mentors will use their role, as experienced and trusted advisors to institutions, to provide support to institutions in relation to the TEQIP Good Governance Programme in the following ways, and taking account of guidelines in the new Mentors and Performance Auditors Handbook:

  • To familiarise themselves with the TEQIP Good Governance Programme and ensure consistency of governance support using the TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies, and to familiarise themselves with the contents of the Guide and with any subsequent sources and reports that come from the Governance Programme Group
  • To attend TEQIP Good Governance National and Regional Forums and contribute to their delivery as required
  • To provide support and advice to institutions when they are completing their governance self-reviews, as required
  • To provide support and advice to institutions when they use their governance self-reviews to identify development needs, as required
  • To analyse institutional self-reviews, development plans and comment on these to assist institutional development (and with the Governance Programme Group to assist sharing of experience, as required)
  • To review and comment on institutional governance guidelines documents in outline and in practice to assist institutional development (and with the Governance Programme Group to assist sharing of experience, as required)

 

STATE GOVERNMENTS/ SPFUS

State Governments are asked to be responsible for encouraging institutions to participate in the TEQIP Good Governance Programme, specifically:

  • To provide strategic leadership and direction regarding the promotion of good governance at the State level
  • To engage with the TEQIP Good Governance Programme by actively participating in the promotion of good practice by institutions, State officials and other contributors 
  • To work in partnership with institutions and those supporting the governance programme in the organisation of regional learning forum
  • To liaise with NPIU as appropriate regarding the management, delivery and funding for the TEQIP Good Governance Programme activities.

 

SPFU TEQIP Coordinators (SPFU-TCs) will be responsible for overseeing the local delivery and engagement with programme activities, specifically:

  • To liaise with NPIU regarding programme activities and the logistical and other support needed at the local level
  • To organise TEQIP Regional Good Governance Forums as needed
  • To attend and contribute to TEQIP Governance activities, including briefing sessions about the TEQIP Good Governance Programme and to ensure consistency of governance support using the TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies
  • To familiarise themselves with the contents of the Guide and with any subsequent resources and reports that come from the Governance Programme Group
  • To liaise with, and provide support to, institutions and State Governments regarding the TEQIP Good Governance Programme..

 

GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME GROUP

The National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU), the World Bank (WB) and the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) together represent the Governance Programme Group responsible for the TEQIP Good Governance Programme. The Governance Programme Group oversees the TEQIP Good Governance Programme providing support and technical advice to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MRHD):

  • To provide strategic leadership and direction 
  • To bring experts and expert advice to activities and events, and where possible find synergy with other national initiatives
  • To provide strategic briefing materials and resources
  • To evaluate inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes/benefits
  • To organise events, in partnership with institutions, State Governments and SPFUs(NPIU)
  • To liaise with State and National governments and SPFUs as appropriate regarding the management, delivery and funding for the TEQIP Good Governance Programme (NPIU))
  • To oversee the content and delivery of a high quality website and governance resources that will be a model of good practice under the auspices of the TEQIP Good Governance Programme and ensure that it is properly developed, managed and maintained.

 

TEQIP PERFORMANCE AUDITORS

TEQIP Performance Auditors are charged with the responsibility of evaluating the quality of TEQIP institutions. Specifically, in relation to governance, and taking account of guidelines in the new Mentors and Performance Auditors Handbook:

  • To participate in audit visits and carry out an assessment of governance practice at TEQIP institutions and report on progress in relation to the governance objectives identified for the TEQIP project.
  • To familiarise themselves with the TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies and with any subsequent Good Practice resources and reports that come from the Governance Programme Group 
  • To report independently to Governance Programme Group on governance practice as and when required, in a consistent manner, in order for the TEQIP Governance Programme Group to note the progress made in the implementation of good governance.
  • To ensure integrity, professionalism, accountability, openness and independent evaluation of governance and report as they find.

 

 

Self-review is a key activity and output of the TEQIP Good Governance Programme through which institutions carry out an honest assessment of their current governance practice.

Supporting governance development needs of individual governors, governing bodies and institutions. An output of the TEQIP Good Governance Programme is to see how governance development is built into institutional development through a time bound governance development plan with clear goals and action plans.

 

 

Implementing good governance practice is the primary outcome of the TEQIP Good Governance Programme demonstrated by institutions developing and documenting their own governance guidelines based on the principles set out in the TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies.
Sharing experience of the TEQIP Good Governance Programme through good governance learning forums, and sharing of institutional case studies to identify good practice, and the need to embed continuous improvement and identify common gaps, barriers and issues.