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ANALYSIS OF CARTAC ACTIVITIES 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Strategic Approach 2.3 Analysis of CARTAC Activities 2.4 Views of Countries Visited 2.5 Views of Countries not Visited 2.6 Responsiveness and Appropriateness of Activities 2.7 Project Costs, Impact and Results 2.8 Summary Findings CHAPTER 3 MANAGEMENT OF THE CARTAC OFFICE 3.1 Introduction 3.2 General 3.3 Budget and Accounts 3.4 Administration 3.5 Reports 3.6 Summary Findings CHAPTER 4 CARTAC GOVERNANCE 4.1 Introduction 4.2 UNDP Role 4.3 IMF as Executing Agency 4

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is reviewed in chapter 4. This chapter reviews the role of the UNDP, the IMF, the Steering Committee, and the Technical Panels. Some of the remaining, more macro issues, are reviewed in chapter 5. These include: (a) regional approach to technical assistance; (b) capacity building and sustainability; (c) the question of whether CARTAC should be reactive or proactive; and (d) participating country support. Finally, the principal findings and recommendations are summarised and presented in chapter 6. Chapter 2 Analysis of Cartac Activities 2

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The mid-term review was undertaken to help funding and implementing agencies foster a greater level of understanding of the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Center's (CARTAC) work. It ascertains activities to date and should help the Steering Committee determine optimal strategies for the Center’s continuation.
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.1 Governance 5.2 Backstopping by the Fund 5.3 Management and Administration Procedures 5.4 Funding and Expenditure Allocation 5.5 Utilization of Consultants 6 Findings 6.1 Sustainability 6.2 Ownership and Governance 6.3 Funding and related issues 6.4 Management 6.5 Program Efficiency, Effectiveness and Synergy Gains 7 Recommendations LIST OF TABLES Table 1: CARTAC Activity Summary Table 2 : CARTAC Activity by Country and Institution Table 3: CARTAC - Principal Country Programs Table 4 : Summary of CARTAC Results March 2004 - March

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and Governance 6.3 Funding and related issues 6.4 Management 6.5 Program Efficiency, Effectiveness and Synergy Gains 7 Recommendations LIST OF TABLES Table 1: CARTAC Activity Summary Table 2 : CARTAC Activity by Country and Institution Table 3: CARTAC - Principal Country Programs Table 4 : Summary of CARTAC Results March 2004 - March 2006 Table 5: CARTAC Training Programs - Participants by Functional Area and Period.. Table 6: Analysis of CARTAC Attachments by Functional Area and Beneficiary Country Table 7: CARTAC - Attachments by

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that has benefited directly (that is, not including benefits from regional or sub-regional programs) from 29 per cent of CARTAC's activities since May 2004. On the face of it, this seems a disproportionate effort by CARTAC given Dominica's relative size, but the country has been engaged in IMF arrangements starting with a Stand-by in August 2002 and continuing with a PRGF from December 2003. CARTAC assisted in areas where Dominica had to meet structural benchmarks, such as introduction of a VAT, medium-term budgeting framework and field inspection of a credit union

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included regional or foreign consultants and 74 of which were training activities. In addition 57 persons were supported on 65 attachments for a total of 340 days, and some 1,627 persons attended CARTAC sponsored training and workshop sessions. (See Table 1 ). Table 1: CARTAC Activity Summary CARTAC Activity Summary May 2004 - March 2006       Training Expert Missions Attachments Period Missions Countries Activities Persons Trained Regional Foreign Persons Days 5/04 - 9/04 10/04 - 3/05 3/05 - 9/05 10

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CARTAC, the second of the regional technical assistance centers, was created with singular emphasis on ownership of technical assistance by the beneficiary countries. To this end, it was structured as a UNDP project with the IMF as Executing Agency and with a Steering Committee empowered to give strategic guidance to the program and select its senior staff from short lists provided by the IMF. With the spread of the RTAC modality, the IMF has sought to bring the Centers' activities within the ambit of overall resource planning for technical assistance, ensure consistency with the institution's view on priorities for technical assistance in the countries concerned, and tighten quality control through backstopping. This has created the potential for conflict with the relative independence that CARTAC has enjoyed from its inception. The conclusion in this report, however, is that alignment with the IMF does not necessarily undermine country ownership and that the Steering Committee can play a pivotal role in defusing any tension that may arise.
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CARTAC, the second of the regional technical assistance centers, was created with singular emphasis on ownership of technical assistance by the beneficiary countries. To this end, it was structured as a UNDP project with the IMF as Executing Agency and with a Steering Committee empowered to give strategic guidance to the program and select its senior staff from short lists provided by the IMF. With the spread of the RTAC modality, the IMF has sought to bring the Centers' activities within the ambit of overall resource planning for technical assistance, ensure consistency with the institution's view on priorities for technical assistance in the countries concerned, and tighten quality control through backstopping. This has created the potential for conflict with the relative independence that CARTAC has enjoyed from its inception. The conclusion in this report, however, is that alignment with the IMF does not necessarily undermine country ownership and that the Steering Committee can play a pivotal role in defusing any tension that may arise.