"As many of you know, the PCC of the AusAID project approved the establishment of a mid-term review of this project by the agency. Dr Jeffrey Buchanan and I have been asked to conduct this review.
The objectives of the review are to:
Assess the project implementation to date, focusing on: the timely achievement of outputs; the effectiveness of the systems, strategies and approaches in achieving
outputs; the effectiveness of the current project management structure to
assist timely achievement of outputs and monitor and evaluate project
implementation; and, the on-going validity of assumptions made at project design stage. On the basis of the assessment, make any necessary recommendations regarding project design, management and implementation to ensure the achievement of the project’s goal and purpose. Please recall
The goal of the DFLP is to improve the access, equity, efficiency and quality of the provision of distance and flexible learning at the University of the South Pacific through the integration of all modes of delivery.
The purpose of the project is to develop effective systems in relatio to distance and flexible learning through the improved integration of available USP resources.
In particular, we are looking into how well the project has been implemented; how effectively progress is being monitored, evaluated, reported; and how well the project overall is being managed. Also, if you feel there are critical design flaws from the outset, we want to learn about them.
During this week of 07–11 June, Jeffrey and I will be meeting with individuals in managerial and coordinating roles associated with the project and with others in key roles at USP who have potential or real impact on this study. Your candid views on implementation, progress and management of the project will help inform improvements to assure maximum benefit to the USP from this initiative.
We appreciate your cooperation.