The Monitoring and Evaluation Secretariat (MES) seeks to achieve its mandate through the deployment of skilled human resources and modern technology to enhance data management, information dissemination and feedback on government programmes and projects for national development. The MES will also support top government leadership to communicate evidence-based, non-politicised outcomes regularly with regard to the achievements of the transformation programme across the regions and districts. MES is the lifeline of every successful system.Read more
Hon. Gifty Ohene-Konadu was born on 23rd November, 1957 at Juaso in the Asante Akyem South Municipality of the Ashanti Region. She is a Seventh Day Adventist and worship at the Legon Church. Currently, she is the National Coordinator of H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s flagship Policy, One District One Factory.
She was a two-term Member of Parliament for Asante Akyem South Constituency. At Parliament, she served on the Parliamentary Service Board, Appointments Committee, Committee on Trade and Industry, Vice Chair Women Caucus in Parliament and other key committees. She also served as a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry in charge of Small and Medium Enterprises during H.E John Agyekum Kufuor’s administration.
She holds a Master Degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in Netherlands, The Hague where she researched into women in Local Government. She developed her thesis further and had it published in the Journal of African Feminist Thinkers. She again holds a Master Degree in Gender, Peace and Security from the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Centre.Read More
Openness in the generation and use of evidence in monitoring and evaluation.
There must be consistency in the application of M&E tools and should follow international best practice.
Persons undertaking monitoring and evaluation must have the requisite core competences and must exercise their function without any personal opinions or biases.
Those entrusted with carrying out M&E duties must adhere to agreed M&E standards.
M&E information must be used to promote learning, programme management and policy formulation. Lessons learnt must contribute to improved development interventions in the future.
All M&E processes must be collaborative and consultative. All relevant actors must be included at the right time.
We aim to provide just-in-time information to enable quick decision making that cuts through the bureaucracy and hierarchy of the government. The MES will also support top government leadership to communicate evidence-based, non-politicised outcomes regularly with regard to the achievements of the transformation programme across the regions and districts.Learn more
We collaborate with the Office of the Vice President, National Development Planning Commission, the Statistical Services and other relevant agencies as appropriate to ensure the generation and use of evidence-based information for decision making by the Economic Management Team and Cabinet.