Preparation of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy

Preparation of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy

Preparation of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy

As part of activities to standardize monitoring and evaluation as a national requirement for all development programmes, projects and public investment and ensuring good governance leading to value for money, transparency and accountability, the Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation with collaboration the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), NDPC and funding support from UNICEF is developing a National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy. As a result of the above, a Draft National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy Document was prepared and there was the need to engage stakeholders’ skills, knowledge and inputs to make the document complete and workable.

This report gives an account of the stakeholders’ validation workshops and the steering and review committee meetings conducted by the Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation as part of processes in the development of a National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy in Ghana. The steering and review committees for the policy were inaugurated on the 30th July 2018. This was immediately followed by a three days review workshop to incorporate feedbacks from the review committee into the policy document and later with stakeholders’ validation workshops across the country.        The development of the Policy began with a desk review of experiences in the development of national evaluation policies in selected countries across the world.

Five Hundred participants from Southern, Middle and Northern Zones of the country. Among the participants were:

  • Regional Ministers
  • Regional Economic Planning Officers
  • Regional Budget Officers
  • Directors of Agriculture and Education
  •  Metro/ Municipal/ District Chief Executives
  •  District/Municipal Coordinating Directors
  • Planning Officers all from Metropolitan Municipal District Assemblies.
  • Civil Society organizations
  • Media

The Southern Zone was made up of Districts in Western, Volta, Oti, Eastern, Central and Greater Accra Regions. The Middle Zone consist of Ashanti, Bono East, Ahafo and Brong Ahafo Regions and the Northern Zone was made up of Upper East, Upper West, Savannah, North East and Northern Regions.

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