Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Forum (GMEF) embarked on a project to build capacity in the delivery of M&E services by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. This is in line with its mission “to promote and enable the use of monitoring and evaluation in program implementation and policy planning” through activities supporting two of the four main objectives:
• To share insight and experience in the art and practice of monitoring and evaluation.
• To support continuing monitoring and evaluation education.
GMEF’s intention is to act in a supporting role in assisting some identified government departments to streamline their M&E systems and position them to improve data quality across the data collection, processing, reporting and usage spectrum for both internal reporting as well as external reporting towards the SDGs.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) was selected for this maiden initiative mainly because of the spread in all the districts. The need for such a venture was also confirmed by the outcomes of the initial meetings that GMEF had with MLGRD. During this meetings, GMEF identified some emerging issues and challenges which the project could address within the confines of its scope and budget. These include the need to build staff capacity for monitoring and evaluation and to streamline data management and usage. A 2-day capacity building workshop was then held in the Conference Hall of AngeHill Hotel, East Legon, Accra on Monday and Tuesday, 4th & 5th December, 2017.
Pictures from the workshop