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Kenya’s Monitoring and Evaluation department to get Sh6b in new policy shift

Rotich says the department has already invested in a National Integrated M&E System (e-NIMES) to ensure the Government of Kenya generates real-time evidence for decision making/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 26 – Kenya’s Monitoring and Evaluation department could soon be a parastatal when the National Treasury implements the National Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Policy.

Speaking during the opening of the first Africa Monitoring and Evaluation conference at the United States International University, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich says they are finalizing on the policy that will see the office under the ministry of National Treasury and Planning become an independent entity.

According to the draft policy, M&E will be allocated one per cent of the country’s development budget.

The development expenditure for the 2018/19 financial is projected at Sh625.1 billion while transfers to county governments will amount to Sh376.4 billion.

This means the department of monitoring and evaluation is eyeing at least Sh6 billion aimed at enhancing transparency in government operations and to hold those in charge accountable for taxpayer money.

The policy will also strengthen efficiency in utilization of resources and timely realisation of results leading to speedy development in the country.

The National M&E Policy will complement other Government policies for providing timely and regular information for evidence-based decision making geared towards achieving the Kenya Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Rotich says the department has already invested in a National Integrated M&E System (e-NIMES) to ensure the Government of Kenya generates real-time evidence for decision making.

The system serves as a dashboard to demonstrate performance across the two levels of government.

“The e-NIMES tool is at the piloting stage where various agencies and counties are uploading their strategic plans and work-plans,” Rotich added.

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Rotich, who was speaking at the conference dubbed Evidence to Action (E2A), said participants would identify effective ways research and evaluation findings can be utilized for evidence-based policy-making and action.

The conference is in partnership with the International Center for Evaluation and Development and Campbell Collaboration, Agriculture Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI).

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