The Secretariat for Monitoring and Evaluation (MES) has been established under the Office of the
President to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the delivery and impact of government policies,
programs and projects aimed at addressing the developmental challenges and to promote learning,
transparency and accountability for results.
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.
The Secretariat will provide just-in-time information to enable quick decision making that cuts
through the bureaucracy and hierarchy of the government. It will instil a culture of results-based
accountability and evidence-based management for development results. The Secretariat will support
the generation, documentation and use of accurate and timely data for decision-making, including
responding to implementation challenges. 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.
The Secretariat will leverage and build on the M&E arrangements established by the erstwhile M&E Ministry. It will use the Focal Persons (Directors of PPMEDs network or their representative) and establish similar networks across the MMDAs as key drivers of the planned M&E activities to ensure ownership, use and sustainability of the interventions.
In addition, the Secretariat will 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.
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.