Minister: Submit monitoring, evaluation report

DODOMA: THE Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Coordination and Parliament), Ms Jenister Mhagama, has directed all government ministries, institutions and departments to present to the PMO the Monitoring and Evaluation Readiness Assessment report before July 15, 2024.

Equally, the minister tasked all institutions to prepare the operational manual detailing implementation and follow-ups of daily activities within the departments.

Also, Ms Mhagama directed that all public entities should come up with the monitoring plan and evaluation plan showing all areas and all duties being implemented on a daily basis depending on their action plan.

The minister issued a directive immediately after launching of the documents for monitoring and evaluation readiness assessment tool, an event which coincided with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The MoU which was signed between the PMO, Uongozi Institute and Open University of Tanzania seeks to join efforts in intensifying Monitoring and Evaluation measures within public entities.

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At the event, Ms Mhagama said that the government was currently preparing the third national forum for Monitoring and Evaluation week which is expected to be hosted in Zanzibar in September 2024.

“This symposium will be centred on learning, capacity building as well as building a culture of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and the main focus will be on how to use technology in conducting (M&E),’’ she said.

Ms Mhagama invited all stakeholders from within and outside the country to participate in the preparation of the forum for M&E week including offering financial resources that will help Tanzanian experts from public institutions to participate, as well as presenting topics and participating in dialogues that will enhance the M&E culture. Earlier, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Jim Yonazi said that the documents that were launched yesterday include the readiness assessment guideline, the national evaluation guideline and the assessment manual.

“It is our expectation that these tools will help us in solving challenges of monitoring and evaluation in the country,’’ he said.

The PS further noted that the implementation of the tools that were launched yesterday depends on the government’s wide integrated M&E system. Therefore, Dr Yonazi said, the PMO in collaboration with various stakeholders including e-Government (e-GA) was currently in the process of putting up the said system.

“The completion of this system will help in processing, collecting and releasing real time data on M&E and it will facilitate smooth provision of services to people.

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