Validation Workshop Of Endline Evaluation Of Government Results Framework For High Priorities (Grfhp-2017-2020)

His Excellency, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo during a Cabinet Retreat in April 2017, tasked all Ministers to submit three (3) Key Priority Areas (KPAs) to the Senior Minister for onward transmission to the Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation.

As a follow-up to the Presidential directive, the M&E Minister requested his colleague Ministers to nominate senior officers - Focal Persons who worked closely with a core team of M&E Experts at the then Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation to select Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for three priority programmes for their respective ministries. As a result, a Government Results Framework for High Priorities (GRFHP) was developed.

The GRFHP is a national monitoring instrument that helps to strengthen government oversight responsibility.

It also provides the basis for effective coordination of the implementation of the flagship and high priority programmes for all Sector Ministries by ensuring regular performance reporting to the President, Cabinet, Economic Management Team (EMT) and relevant Stakeholders.  

The GRFHP has supported the government by providing real time data for the conduct of key performance indicator reviews, progress of implementation as well as budget performance of the Priority and Flagship programmes.

Towards the end of the year 2020, an end line evaluation of the GRFHP was conducted to identify among other things the implementation challenges and lessons learnt that will feed into the next phase of implementation.

In consonance with the end line evaluation methodology and approach, The Monitoring and Evaluation Secretariat organised an indicator performance review and validation workshop at the Holy Trinity SPA and Health Farms, Sogakope to incorporate feedback from key stakeholders.

The objective of the technical workshop was to;

  • Incorporate feedback from key stakeholders into the final report (End Line Evaluation of GRFHP)
  • Update the 2020 indicator performance of the flagship programmes. 
  • Explore opportunities to improve implementation of the Flagship programmes by leveraging on lessons learnt

  • Participants

The validation workshop was attended by focal persons from MDAs[1] implementing the flagship programmes, staff of MES, PSRS representatives from the Office of the Vice President and other stakeholders. In all, a total of 52 participants attended the validation workshop.

Some participants at the workshop with the National Coordinator and the CEO of PSRRP

Welcome and Opening Session

The end-line technical validation workshop was opened with an opening prayer by Mr. Kwabena A. Boakye, the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at the Secretariat (MES) and the programme was chaired by Hon. William Sabi (Technical Advisor to the National Coordinator-MES). Participants at the workshop were allowed to introduce themselves followed by introduction of the dignitaries, notable among them were Hon. Gifty Ohene-Konadu National Coordinator, Monitoring and Evaluation Secretariat, Mr. Kusi Boafo, CEO of the Public Sector Reforms for Results Secretariat, the Advisor to the Vice President, Professor Appiah-Adu.

  • The National Coordinator, Hon Gifty Ohene- Konadu in her welcome address expressed her sincere gratitude to all participants for taking time out of their busy schedule to attend the validation workshop

  • Mr. Thomas Kusi Boafo, CEO of the Public Sector Reforms Secretariat in his address indicated the important role of M&E under the Public Sector Reform for Results Project (PSRRP) and what the project is anchored on, it’s funding and disbursement so far. He was also very excited about how through the Government Results Framework we were able to track the achievement government flagship programmes and communicate same to the citizenry. He also stressed that it is advisable for government to read it’s will before it leaves government or dies because, it will afford the people to see the achievements well and for that matter going to make a case for MES for more funding for its work. He finally spoke about National Public Sector Reform and Strategy document that was launched by H.E the President in August 2018 to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector; and make public sector responsive and accountable to the citizens.

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Redeemer R K Ganoo