PPAM/PCM Training Unit

The Training Unit has been established within the Technical Cooperation Division (TCD) to coordinate the redesigned training programme and to provide capacity development, primarily through training, to the Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) of the Caribbean Development Bank.

The new modules in Project Cycle Management (PCM) and Public Policy Analysis and Management (PPAM) will be offered to the BMCs and to the staff of the Bank.

The PCM programme includes the following topics:

  • Results-Based PCM;
  • Project Appraisal;
  • Risk Management;
  • Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E);
  • Capacity Development – Managing Technical Assistance (TA) Projects; and
  • Procurement.

While the PPAM programme includes:

  • Policy Context;
  • Policy Context;
  • Policy Analysis;
  • Policy Implementation;
  • Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E); and
  • Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP) Management.

Additional specialised modules may be added based on the specific needs of the BMCs. Click the image below to learn more.

The Bank has formulated the re-launch of its training programme in response to external and internal needs. Under the Public Policy Analysis and Management and Project Cycle Management Training Project, the above redesigned set of training modules in PPAM and PCM will be available to meet the needs of today’s senior and mid-level government managers within our BMCs, as well as the staff of the CBD.

The Bank has traditionally provided training in the areas of PPAM and PCM to Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) and several cycles of training have been offered to BMCs over the years.

Between 1980 and 2002, more than 1,500 representatives of governments across the Caribbean received specialist training from the Bank through the Project Administration Training Unit (PATU).

During the years 2003 and 2004, the Bank provided funding to a number of public sector agencies to assist Borrowing Member Countries with the preparation of Public Sector Investment Programmes (PSIPs), and national development plans or projects. This assistance equipped public sector personnel with a set of best-practice tools and enhanced their skills PPAM and PCM.

In response to heavy demand, from 2007 to 2009 the Bank offered a training programme designed to build capacity in PCM among managers in the public and private sectors as well as among the staff of the CDB. More than 550 persons were trained during that time. One such beneficiary is Mr. Timothy N. J. Antoine, newly appointed Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and former Permanent Secretary for Energy, Economic Development, Trade and Planning in Grenada’s Ministry of Finance, who experienced the benefits of the Bank’s early training programmes. Governor Antoine shares his thoughts on the experience in this video.

The redesigned programme will offer training to be conducted on a national and regional basis incorporating live, and in most cases, Caribbean specific case studies from projects being undertaken by the Bank and by the BMCs.

In view of the intended impact from the PPAM/PCM program, Ms. Yvonne S. Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Trade, Investment and Commerce in Belize, who serves on the Bank’s Board of Directors representing Regional Members Belize, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands, discusses the impact of the CDB’s training programmes on BMCs and on the Bank.