Issue 1

A quarterly newsletter about developments in the context and administration of the ClASS methodology and framework — Download the PDF. Subscribers to the newsletter will receive quarterly updates and invitations to participate in quarterly training and refresher sessions on newly developed tools.

Consultant Database *Update*

Thank you to all of you who have taken the opportunity to update your online profile. If you have not yet had the chance it is not too late. The consultant profiles help us to identify consultants with the requested expertise; whether it is previous country experience, or a requested foreign language skill, the more detail you include the easier it is to match your skills to our consultancy requests. The consultant database will serve as the candidate pool for selecting experts to provide technical assistance, expert content review, as well as consultation on tool revision and new tool development. Your creation of a profile lets us know that you would like to be considered for future ClASS related assignments. Profiles that have not been updated by 31 March 2013 will be removed from the database. If you have not yet done so, please update your profile today! http://classtoolkit.org/home

SAVE THE DATE: Fiscal Module Webinar coming March 27th! In an effort to keep the ClASS framework, tools, and methods current, each of the ClASS modules is regularly reviewed and revised as needed. The Financial Module was revised in December 2012 to include references to relevant USG regulations within the tool itself. The newly revised fiscal tool is currently being piloted in Ethiopia. Training on the revised module will be held via a live webinar on March 27th . If you were trained as a fiscal consultant and have a continued interest in participating as a ClASS reviewer this is a training you won't want to miss.

Please be sure to RSVP at the following link https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/ishem/194337. A recording of the webinar will be available for those that are unable to participate in real time. Topics to be covered include: „ Discussion of the reference documents used to develop the framework for the incorporation of USG financial regulations into the Module; „ Description and discussion on how to use the revised Financial Module most effectively during an on-site review; And ways to Communicate findings at the end of the ClASS visit. The revised module is already available on the toolkit at http://classtoolkit.org/assessment-tools/class-financial-module.

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