Ogun State government said it is keen on measuring the impact and outcomes of its programmes and projects as captured in its the 2021 Budget and the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) thereby initiating the review of the State Policy on Monitoring and Evaluation.
Speaking at a strategic meeting to review the draft of the state policy, the M&E Specialist for the Ogun State Economic Transformation Programme (OGSTEP), Dr. Hendrix Odigie who led the review said the step was borne out of government’s resolve to ensure result-based financing to improve business enabling environment where government programmes and projects will have a meaningful positive impact on the people.
Odigie maintained that the policy will “provide a foundation for government to design proper M&E process and procedures to collect data and report on those data” in order to promote public accountability and learning for improved performance.
The Specialist added that the policy when fully implemented will improve monitoring activities of MDAs to ensure that monitoring processes generate specific and timely information regarding the performance of Ogun State Government for policymakers and other decision-makers.
On his part, the Director for the State Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr. David Onigbinde noted though monitoring and evaluation was not new in the State, but the policy provides a veritable guideline for effective and efficient Monitoring and Evaluation as well as enhance budget performance for the state.
Onigbinde said the stakeholders who were drawn from across the State Sectoral Technical Working Committee were invited to achieve a holistic review of the State M&E policy and get their buy-in into the exercise for proper guidance on the principles of improving governance, promoting development, promoting partnership and participation as well as inclusion across the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government for impactful and sustainable interventions of government at regular intervals.