District Development Priorities
Linking Identified Development Problems/Issues To Ghana’s Shared Growth And Development Agenda (Gsgdaii) 2014-2017
This section deals with linking harmonised identified development problems/issues to the Ghana’s Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA II) 2014-2017.
The GSGDA I (2010-2013) aimed to address the economic imbalances, re-stabilizing the economy and placing it on a path of sustained accelerated growth and poverty reduction towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and Middle Income Status.
The GSGDA II however is a continuation of the pro-poor programmes and activities implemented under the GSGDA I. The GSGDA II re-emphasizes the themes of the GSGDA 1 but focuses on structural transformation. The framework also envisages protecting the environment and minimizing the impacts of climate change. The harmonized identified problems/issues under GSGDA I and GSGDA II are illustrated in table 39.
PRIORITISATION OF IDENTIFIED ISSUES
The district is faced by a myriad of development problems. As a result it is imperative to rank these problems in order of preference/importance in the face of limited resources.
In prioritizing these issues therefore the issues were discussed thoroughly and marks assigned to them in accordance with the following criteria;
- Impact on a large proportion of the citizens especially, the poor and the vulnerable;
- Significant linkage effect on meeting basic human needs/rights – e.g. immunization of children and quality basic schooling linked to productive citizens in future, reduction of gender discrimination linked to sustainable development, etc;
- Significant multiplier effect on the local economy – attraction of enterprises, job creation, increases in incomes and growth, etc.
Issues/concerns/problems that have a higher number in the Total Effect Column are of a higher priority to the district. Lower numbers mean that the issues/concerns/problems are of a lower priority.
From the analysis above, concerns with the highest marks of 9 under the total effect column are of the highest priority whilst those with the lowest marks of 3 are of the least priority.
Development Goal, Objectives And Strategies
National Development Focus
The broad strategic direction of the GSGDA II (2014-2017) is to addressing the economic imbalances, re-stabilizing the economy, placing it on the path of sustained accelerated growth and poverty reduction towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Middle Income Status.
DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT FOCUS
The Development focus of the District is to ensure the sustained delivery of quality services and the provision and improvement of all basic social and physical infrastructures that would lead to improvement in the living standards among the generality of the people in the district.
The process of goal formulation for the district was done in consonance with the guidelines provided in the GSGDA II (2014 – 2017). The goal formulation stage in the planning process serves as an anchor between problem definition, identification of potentials, opportunities and constraints and plan formulation.
The National Goal is formulated under the seven (7) thematic areas of the GSGDA II (2014 – 2017) as follows;
1. Ensuring and Sustaining Macroeconomic Stability
2. Enhancing Competitiveness in Ghana’s Private Sector
3. Accelerated Agriculture Modernization and Sustainable Natural Resource Management
4. Oil and Gas Development
5. Infrastructure, Energy and Human Settlement
6. Human Development, Productivity and Empowerment
7. Transparent and Accountable Governance
DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The District Development Goals under the Seven (7) thematic areas are as follows;
1.Ensuring and Sustaining Macroeconomic Stability
Ensuring effective and efficient mobilisation and utilisation of resources for the improvement of the living conditions of the people in Offinso-North District.
2.Enhancing Competitiveness in Ghana’s Private Sector
- Developing and sustaining the partnership between the public and private sectors for employment creation and efficient service delivery
3.Accelerated Agriculture Modernization and Sustainable Natural Resource Management
- Ensuring adequate supply of agriculture extension services and improved technology and agro-based industrial development
4.Oil and Gas Development
- Ensuring and facilitating bureaucratic procedures and processes associated with land acquisition for fuel stations and supply.
5.Infrastructure, Energy and Human Settlement
- Ensuring sustainable improvement and expansion of production infrastructure for accelerated development
6.Human Development, Productivity and Employment
- Ensuring the development of the human capital and increasing access to quality education and health care delivery, productivity and employment
7.Transparent and Accountable Governance
- Promotion of openness, transparency, accountability and good governance
GOAL COMPATIBILITY MATRIX
The Goal Compatibility Matrix is used to ensure that the goal of the District Medium Term Development Plan is compatible with the goal of the GSGDA (2014-2017). Each district objective is juxtaposed against the national objectives in order to establish their compatibility or otherwise. To establish this, the following scale is used;
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTIONS FOR 2014 – 2017
The Development Projections for the district within the plan period (2014-2017) are as follows;
The assumptions underlying the projections are as follows;
1. The ratio of the population of the district to the country will grow at a constant rate throughout the plan period.
2. The current migration trend in the district will remain constant within the plan period.
3. The percentage of the age-cohorts of the district will not change significantly during the plan period.
Based on the assumptions above, the population of the district was projected by using the geometric formula.
Po = Pi (1+ r) t : Where;
Po is the Projected Population
Pi is the Base Year
1 is a constant
r is the rate of growth and
t is the time interval
The year 2010 has been used as the base year and an annual growth rate of 0.24. The population of the district has been estimated to be 56,881 in 2010. The projected population for the district between the periods of 2014-2017 is shown in table 40.
This section of the plan indicates the activities to be carried out throughout the plan period, there is assessment of social, economic and environmental impact of the activities. This section again spells out the activities with budgets and also the sources of funding for the various activities.
Broad District Development Programs
The identified issues from the various communities have been formulated into development programs to solving the problems identified in the various communities. The broad development programs of the district have been prioritized and grouped under the various Pillars of the 2018-2021 NMTDP.
1. Need for development of more tourist sites
2. Build capacity of women FBOs in sustainable land management techniques to increase yield in rice production.
3. Introduce improved crop varieties of maize, rice, cassava and cowpea (high yielding, short duration, disease and pest resistance, and nutrient- fortified)
4. Construction of market facility
5. Construction of Rice Processing Factory
6. Construction of Citrus Processing Factory
7. Construction of Cassava Processing Factory
8. Education and sensitization to promote the consumption of High Quality Protein Maize, Orange-flesh sweet potato (for vitamin A) as well as moringa and other leafy vegetables.
9. Encourage the use of input by smallholder men and women farmers
10. Construction of sheds to accommodate artisans
11. Build capacity of revenue collectors
12. Facilitate the acquisition of startup capital for trained apprentices
13. Extend electricity to communities
14. Organize managerial skills training for identified SMEs
15. Construction of Maize Drier/Storage
16. Facilitate capacity building of farmers on market driven production.
17. Train farmers on livestock disease management (African Swine Fever, A vain Influenza) and conduct active diseases surveillance in both domestic and wild animals and birds.
18. Build capacity of cash crop farmers to improve productivity and quality.
19. Build the capacity of field officers, producers and other stakeholders in the use of new technologies.
20. Intensify the use of mass communication systems and electronic media for extension delivery (radio programs, information vans, posters etc.)
21. Train and resource extension staff in post-harvest handling technologies such as drying/ cooling, storage, packaging, etc.
22. Increase gang for cocoa mass spraying
23. Build capacity of food processors in value addition (value chain concept, packaging, branding, quality control, environmental hygiene etc)
24. Create a public address system on the BAC vehicle and a public campaign on BAC activities
25. Facilitate and support the acquisition of improved breeding stocks by men and women
26. Train Extension workers on irrigation and water management technologies and skills to enable them undertake irrigation extension, participatory methods in dealing with farmers and extension.
27. Construction of veterinary clinic
28. Facilitate the acquisition of credit facility
29. Organize consultative meeting for all Local Business Associations in the district
30. Organize forum for all SME stakeholders in the district
31. Facilitate acquisition of equipment (production, processing, packaging)
32. Promote the consumption of local foods.
33. Introduce efficient animal health interventions.
1. Organize community sensitization on sanitation and waste management
2. Facilitation of NVTI Exams
3. Disbursement of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) grant
4. Develop the knowledge on project management and monitoring
5. Construction of classroom blocks
6. Rehabilitation of classroom blocks
7. Provision of adequate furniture for schools (dual desks)
8. Reduce malnutrition among school children
9. Operational Research in Malaria interventions
10. Community Sensitization on diseases, EVD, TB, HIV/AIDS, BU
11. TB management and control
12. Construction of teachers’ bungalows
13. Identify, register, monitor and evaluate NGOs activities in the District
14. Facilitate the effective management and utilization of the Disability Fund through skills training/investing in viable income generating ventures
15. Construction of CHPS compounds
16. Create four (4) Youth/Adolescent Health Corners
17. Increase the level of knowledge on health issues at the communities
18. Construction of accommodation for health personnel
19. Stock the various CHPS compound with equipment and drugs
20. Extension of School feeding program to deprived schools
21. Organize workshop to educate parents and the girl child on teenage pregnancy and early marriage
22. Organize education programs on adolescent sexual and reproductive health
23. Ensure that proper storage conditions are maintained at the pharmacy
24. To organize training for 70 nurses on Family Planning counseling and documentation
25. Identify, register and ensure the effective management of activities of the PWDs
26. Sensitize ten (10) women groups on effective family management issues in five (5) selected churches
27. Improve knowledge on contract management and sustainable procurement procedures
28. Manage to reduce specific communicable disease like TB, Yaws, Bruli Ulcer and Oncho
29. Organize community sensitization and education on gambling
30. Organize review meeting with stakeholders in CHPS implementation
31. Construction of toilet facilities (WC)
32. Construction of library complex for schools
33. Monitor the implementation of early grading reading project
34. Organize orientation workshop for national service persons and attachment students
35. Organize sensitization and education program for schools
36. Ensure that proper counseling is given on medications to all clients
37. Organize school health service programs on personal hygiene, menstrual hygiene, sex education, environmental hygiene and proper nutrition.
38. Training of midwives on early breastfeeding initiative within 30 minutes after delivery
39. Regulate the activities of Twenty (20) Day Care Centers
40. Promote rational use of medicines in the community
41. Train health staff on essential nutrition action
42. Visit to schools to check on sanitation and activities of food vendors
43. Upgrade of ICCES (Dormitory, Dining hall, classroom, ICT center)
44. Organize SPAM in schools
45. Organize STEME clinic for school children
46. Organize community sensitization and education on child labor
47. Sensitize five hundred and fifty-one (551) on healthy eating
48. Sensitize eight (8) churches on family based care policy
49. Requisition and collection of vaccines
50. Construction of refuse final disposal site
51. Create SMC’s to be operational in schools where they do not exist
52. Construction of accommodation for health staff
53. Rehabilitation of staff accommodation
54. Extension of maternity unit at Nkenkaasu Government Hospital
55. Construction of wards and laboratories
56. Construction of Emergency center
57. Monitor the preparation of SPIP and management of the Capitation grants in schools
58. Organize orientation course for newly trained teachers
59. Organize INSET for teachers to update their techniques for teaching
60. Conduct district general MOCK exams
61. Monitor the conduct of BECE exams
62. Organize interschool festivals of arts and culture
63. Construction of cold room and store for DHD
64. Receive and distribute textbooks and others TLMs to schools
65. Specimen collection and investigation
66. Monitoring trend of diseases and performance
67. Establishment of Adult Literacy classes
68. Awareness creation of Adult literacy education
69. Organize technical training for unemployed women and youth in the district
70. Provision and repair of street lights
71. Support Community initiated projects
72. Construction of ICT centers
73. Procure ICT working tools and equipment
74. Extension of pipe borne water
75. Maintenance of defunct boreholes
76. Construction of borehole facilities
Environment, Infrastructure and Human Settlement
1. Reshaping of roads
2. Construction of roads
3. Organize anti-bush fire campaigns
4. Embark on tree planting project
5. Facilitate the acquisition of scheme for communities
6. Review disaster management plans
7. Evacuation of refuse dumps site
8. Educate and sensitize schools and Institution on disaster management
9. Educate community members and provide surveillance of water bodies
10. Map out hazard prone areas
11. Organize community sensitization on how to manage disaster
12. Construction of speed ramps
13. Organize training for DVGs/DPCs on disaster management
14. Provide relief items to disaster victims
Governance, Corruption and Public Accountability
1. Ensure effective implementation of developmental activities in the district
2. Assessment of the state of implementation of 2018-2021 DMTDP
3. Review developmental issues as well as project implementation in the district
4. Review the impact of the implementation of development program and projects on the life of the people in the district particularly project areas.
5. Re-planning to ensure the development of the District.
6. Provision of vehicle to conduct monitoring and supervision
7. Conduct review meetings on annual action plan
8. Construction of accommodation of security personnel (Police Staff)
9. Construction of police posts at Nkenkaasu and Asuoso
10. Ensure professionalism in management, budgeting and auditing of finances
11. Provision of zonal office for non-formal education department
12. Provision and rehabilitation of area council offices
13. Construction of administration block complex at Yeboa Apatam
14. Construction of old administration block of the assembly at Akomadan
15. Organize recruitment and selection interview
16. Procure consumables and non-consumables to run the Assembly
17. Capacity Building Workshop for Staff
18. Sponsor staff to attend course at the Local Government Studies Center
19. Staff welfare expenses
20. Procure office logistics and equipment
21. Refurbish offices
22. Improve staff knowledge on LGS protocols
23. Organize training for staff on LGS performance management system
24. Ensure routine management, general assembly and sub-committee meetings
25. Maintain routine annual assessment
26. Salaries and Validation expenses
27. Completion of accommodation for Assembly staff
1. Goal: Build a prosperous society
Strong and resilient economy
• To increase the rate of Internally Generated Revenue from 78% to 85% by the end of the plan period.
• To revalue residential and commercial property
• To provide training for revenue Collectors within the plan period
• To carry out IE&C on the need to pay taxes
• To conduct socio-economic survey within the plan period
• To rehabilitate 3No. markets at Nkenkaasu and Afrancho within the plan period
• To construct 1 no. market at Darso by the end of the plan period.
Agriculture and Rural Development
• To increase crop production from 60% to 80% by the year 2021
• To construct 5No. simple irrigation systems by the end of the plan period
• To provide 200 agriculture extension staff by the end of 2021
• To provide 300No. improved storage facilities by the end of 2021
• To facilitate the provision of agricultural machinery for farmers by the end of 2021
• To provide agro-processing machines by the end of the plan period
• To provide improved seeds to farmers by the end of the plan period
• To provide subsidized agricultural inputs, e.g fertilizers to farmers by the end of the plan period
• To increase livestock production from 35% to 54% by the end of 2021
• To provide improved breed of livestock/housing to farmer by the end of 2017
• To promote and support 2,000 farmers in block farming by the end of 2021
• To develop the production of valley bottom rice in the district by the end of the plan period
• To promote the growing of tree crops by the end of 2021
• To mitigate wildfires to barest minimum by the end of the plan period
• To grow 5, 000 tree species by the end of the plan period
• To ensure environmental protection and sustainability
• To train 5,000 farmers on the safe use of agro-chemicals by the end of the plan period
• To provide subsidy on agricultural inputs by the end of 2021
• To facilitate the formation of Farmer Cooperatives by the end of 2021
• To provide micro-credit to Farmer Groups by the end of 2021
Private Sector Development
• To provide skill training and employable skills to 600 people by the end of 2015
• To create employment for 3,200 unemployed youth by the end of the plan period
• To provide support for 600 Small and Medium Scale Enterprises(SMEs) by the end of 2021
• To facilitate the formation of 4No. Trade Associations of Hairdressers/Beauticians, Tailors/Dressmakers and Garage/storeowners by the end of the plan period
• To establish a 500acre land bank by the end of 2021
• To facilitate the provision of micro-credit to 200 businesses by the end of 2021
ENVIRONMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND HUMAN SETTLEMENT
2. Safeguard the natural environment and ensure a resilient built environment
• To extend electricity supply to No. Communities within the plan period
• To ensure timely processing and acquisition of documents regarding establishment of fuel filling stations in the District.
• To ensure the rehabilitation 302. 50km of road network by the end of 2021
• To construct 10No. Bridges/Culverts within the plan period
• To reshape 6km of Akomadan, Afrancho and Nkenkaasu Township Roads by the end of the plan period
• To rehabilitate 5km of drains in Akomadan, Afrancho and Nkenkaasu by the end of the plan period
• To develop 3No. layout Schemes for Akomadan, Afrancho and Nkenkaasu Townships by the end of the plan period
• To ensure the integration of land use, development planning and service provision by the end of 2021
• To construct 15No. 6-Unit Teachers Accommodation by the end of 2021
• To rehabilitate 1No. Teachers Quarters at Dwenedabi by the end of 2021
• To construct 4No. 10-Seater Water Closet Toilet Facilities by the end of 2021
• To construct 15No. 10-Seater Enviro-Loo Toilet Facilities by the end of the plan period
• To construct 60No. 4-Seater Enviro-Loo Toilet Facilities for Basic Schools by the end of the plan period
• To dislodge refuse dumps at Akomadan, Afrancho and Nkenkaasu by the end of the plan period
• To procure 120No. Wheel Barrows within the plan period
• To train 10No. Environmental Health and Sanitation Officers in the handling and disposal of solid waste by the end of 2021
• To procure 20No. 153 Communal Refuse Containers by the end of the plan period
• To provide 15No. Refuse Collection points by the end of 2021
• To acquire 4No. Final Disposal Sites by the end of 2021
• To carry out 16No. IE&C activities on environmental sanitation in the district by the end of 2021
• To procure 1No. Septic Emptier by the end of the plan period
• To support the construction of 3,000 in-house toilet facilities by the end of the plan period
• To support the construction of 100 no. primary drains within the district
• To construct 6km of secondary drains within the district by the end of 2021
• To construct 8No. Sullage Collection Points in Akomadan, Afrancho, and Nkenkaasu by the end of the plan period
• To procure 50No. Computers for the ICT Centre and other offices by the end of 2021
3. Create opportunity for all
Education and training
• Conduct 16 no. sensitization programs for parents and learners on the importance of TVET education
• Organize 4 no. my first-day at school ceremonies in schools
• Conduct 8 no. sensitization programs for parents of children with special education needs on the need to send them to school
• Conduct 8 no advocacy programs at churches, mosques etc on girl education
• Support 200 no. needy but brilliant students in the district
• Provision of 100 computers to schools in the district
• Organize 4 no. Science, Technology, Mathematics and Innovation Education (STME) in schools
• Conduct 6 circuit level and 1 district level SPAMS
• Conduct 16 no. monitoring and inspection of schools in the district
• Organize 4 no SMC roles in basic school management
• Provide 2 no. desktop computers, 1 photocopier machine, and 2 printers for the DED.
• Provision of support to DEOC meetings
• Provision of support for District Sports activities
• Award 12No. Best Teachers in the district by the end of the plan period
• Construct girls and boys dormitory blocks for Nkenkaasu SHS
• Provide teaching and learning materials for schools in the district
• To provide support for Girl Child Education within the plan period
• To provide support to School Health Education Program (SHEP) by the end of the plan period
• To support Schools Sports Development in the district by the end of 2021
• To complete 3No. 3-Unit Classroom Blocks and sanitary facilities by the end of 2021
• To construct 13No. 6-Unit Classroom Blocks with office, store, library and sanitary facilities by the end of 2021
• To rehabilitate 3No. 4-Unit Classroom Blocks by the end of 2021
• To rehabilitate 4No. 3-Unit Classroom Blocks by the end of 2021
• To construct 10No. 3-Unit Classroom Blocks with sanitary facilities by the end of 2021
• To construct 11No. Kindergarten Blocks by the end of 2021
• To rehabilitate 19No. 6-Unit Classroom Blocks by the end of 2021
• To construct 1No. Science Laboratory for the Nkenkaasu Senior High School by the end of 2021
• To provide Small Town Water System for the Nkenkaasu Senior High School by the end of 2021
• To procure 2,000 pieces of Dual Desks for Basic Schools in the district by the end of the plan period
Health and Health Services
• Provision of support to Roll Back Malaria Programs by the end of the plan period
• Embark on sensitization programs on HIV/AIDS by the end of the plan period
• To provide support to mental health programs within the plan period.
• To sponsor General and Psychiatric Nurses’ Trainees by the end of the plan period
• Provision of 100 no. boreholes by the end of the plan period.
• To construct 1No. Laboratory Block at the Nkenkaasu Government Hospital by the end of 2016
• Construct 2No. semi-detached Staff Quarters for the Nkenkaasu Government Hospital by the end of 2021
• To provide X-Ray Machines for the Nkenkaasu Government Hospital by the end of 2021
• To renovate the X-Ray Department of the Nkenkaasu Government Hospital by the end of 2021
• Construct new Emergency Unit for the Nkenkaasu Government Hospital by the end of 2021
• Construction of 4 no. CHPS Compound facilities
GOVERNANCE, CORRUPTION AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABLITY
GOAL: Maintain a stable, united and safe society
Development Dimension: Local government and decentralization
• Construction of 1No. District Administration block complex at Yeboa-Apatam by the end of 2021
• Construction of 1No. Assembly Office Complex by the end of 2019
• Provision and rehabilitation of 4No. Area/Town/Urban Council Buildings by 2021
• Provision of support for the District Planning and Coordinating Unit(DPCU) throughout the plan period
• Provision of logistics for the police to combat crime within the plan period
• Establishment of 3No. Police Post by the end of the plan period
• Construction of 1No. District Library by the end of 2021
• Provision of support for Community Volunteers by the end of the plan period
• Provision of adequate support for the Business Advisory Centre(BAC)
• Provision of 12 Permanent Staff for the Urban/Town/Area Councils by the end of 2021
• Carry out 40No. IE&C activities on the rights of women and children by the end of the plan period
• Carry out 40No. IE&C on the need for the involvement of women in governance by the end of the plan period
• Provision of adequate support to the physically challenged by the end of 2021
• Provision of Youth centre at Akomadan by the end of 2021
• Provision of support to Community Initiated Projects by the end of the plan period
• Provision of adequate support to disaster prevention and management throughout the plan period
• Provision of logistics for periodic Monitoring and Evaluation of Programs and Projects throughout the plan period
6.Human Development, Productivity and Employment
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES FOR THE PLAN PERIOD (2014-2017)
FORMULATION OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES IN A LOGICAL FRAME (LOGFRAME)
The Logical Frame which is also known as the Project Planning Matrix (PPM) focuses on the provision of a structure that would allow project planners and evaluators to state the components of their activities and identify the logical linkages between a set of means and a set of ends.
It is a four column table specifying the Narrative Summary in the first column. The Narrative Summary provides the basis of the programme strategy and which describes the goals, purpose, output/results and activities/inputs of the project. The goal being the highest level objective to which the programme purpose contributes to achieve whilst the purpose is what we expect to result from having achieved the programme output/results.
The Output/Results are the programme achievements to be realized in order to achieve the purpose. The activity level details the gamut of activities/inputs that need to be undertaken in order to achieve the programme results.
The Objectively Verifiable Indicators (OVI) in the second column provides each programme objective (Goal, Purpose, Output and Activity) with the operational definition criteria to measure the achievement of the objective.
Whereas the Means of Verification (MOV) in the third column specifies the sources of all the data required to serve as evidence to measure the objectives. The Important Assumptions in the fourth and last column indicates the factors that are outside the direct control of the programme which essentially could affect programme success or otherwise.
IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING, DATA COLLECTION AND EVALUATION
The District Medium Term Development Plan (DMTDP) is aimed at improving the existing undesirable condition the district finds itself. Monitoring and Evaluation is a means by which this desire improvement can be ensured and measured.
Monitoring the District Medium Term Development Plan will enable management, implementers and other stakeholders obtain relevant information that can be used to assess progress of implementation of each of the programs, projects and activities outlined in the plan, and to take timely decisions to ensure that progress is maintained according to schedule and set objectives. The monitoring of the DMTDP would be carried out at the project/activity implementation level and at the output/objective level.
At the project/ activity implementation level, monitoring would be carried out by the implementing and user departments, agencies and communities. They will monitor the execution of activities and projects relevant to their sector and communities. The Departments, Agencies, Units and communities will generate monitoring reports and submit copies to the DPCU Secretariat.
The DPCU will carry out periodic monitoring to confirm monitoring reports of implementing and user agencies.
At the output/objective level the DPCU would mainly be responsible for the monitoring of the output and objective indicators spelt out in the DMTDP document. The reports of implementing and user agencies and communities will constitute a major data requirement for monitoring at this level.
The approach for monitoring programs, projects, activities, outputs and objectives of the District Medium Term Development Plan would include the following:
• Regular and periodic field and site visits by Project Officers of Implementing Agencies, Representatives of User Agencies and Communities, Monitoring Team and DPCU.
• Quarterly DPCU review meetings. During these meetings, responsible agencies and departmental heads would present reports on the progress of implementation of programs and activities. In addition, various monitoring reports from District Sub-structures, User Agencies and communities would be discussed.
Evaluation of the District Medium Term Development Plan (DMTDP) will enable management and other stakeholders to assess the level of implementation of the projects programs outlined in the plan and whether the expected objectives, outcomes and impacts of implemented programs and projects are being achieved.
The DPCU will carry out an annual assessment of the DMTDP to determine the level implementation the annual action plans. A Mid-Term evaluation would be carried out in March 2019, and a final evaluation (performance review of the 2018-2021 DMTDP) would be carried out, from August 2021 - November 2021. Stakeholder’s workshops would be organized to discuss the results of the evaluations/reviews.
The main responsibility of evaluating the programs and projects lies with the District Planning and Co-ordinating Unit (DPCU). The DPCU will facilitate the evaluation exercise in a participatory manner. The involvement of Traditional Authorities, Youth, Women, Private Sector operators, Departments, Agencies, District Sub-Structures, Vulnerable and Civil Society Organizations is very important and necessary.
It is expected that the Regional Planning and Co-ordinating Unit (RPCU) and the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) would carry out periodic monitoring of the implementation of the DMTDP and co-ordinate monitoring and evaluation activities of the district.
Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Arrangement
By section 86, sub-section of the Local Government Act 2016, Act 936, the DPCU is established to assist the DA perform its functions. Membership of the DPCU includes but not limited to heads of the key decentralized departments with District Coordinating Director as the chairman.
As a tool for monitoring and evaluating performance of the DMTDP, the DPCU has developed this plan out of a broad base decision making. There shall be quarterly meeting to evaluate the performance of the DMTDP. The monitoring team shall also conduct periodic project site inspection with contractors, consultants, beneficiary communities and stakeholders. The monitoring report would be disseminated to the public and other stakeholders at workshops and fora.
Special interest will be focused on the view and contribution of Assembly members, the traditional authorities in the district, NGOs/CBOs, using focus group discussions and Community Score Cards.
Date Created : 11/25/2017 6:21:58 AM