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Department of Planning, Research and Monitoring

The Department is responsible for coordinating, formulating and reviewing Ministerial policies and legislation in order to provide a framework for effective implementation of programs and projects. The Department is also responsible for effectively and efficiently monitoring and evaluating the implementation of programs by all the Departments in order to ensure the realization of set goals and targets. The Department performs the following specific functions: –

  • Coordinate the preparation of Ministerial annual budgets and monitor budget execution
  • Coordinate the formulation and review of Ministerial policies and legislation
  • Coordinate preparation of Parliamentary reports, responses to Parliamentary queries, Annual Reports and Cabinet Memorandum
  • Coordinate the preparation of state reports and concept papers on bilateral, regional and multilateral co-operation
  • Facilitate the development, representation and implementation of collaborative mechanisms with local, bilateral, regional and multilateral organisations
  • Mainstream Gender and other cross-cutting issues in Ministry policies and programmes
  • Coordinate planning, implementation and review of the Ministry Strategic and other related development plans
  • Coordinate preparation of project proposals, feasibility studies and project financing
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of Ministerial programs and projects
  • Develop and maintain an integrated management information system.

The Department is comprised of three (3) Units as follows: –

  • Administration
  • Policy and Planning
  • Research, Monitoring, Evaluation

Policy and Planning Unit

The section performs the following specific functions: –

  • Coordinate the preparation of Ministerial annual budgets and monitor budget execution
  • Coordinate the formulation and review of Ministerial policies and legislation
  • Coordinate preparation of Parliamentary reports, responses to Parliamentary queries, Annual reports and Cabinet Memoranda
  • Coordinate the preparation of state party reports and concept papers on bilateral, regional and multilateral co-operation
  • Facilitate the development, representation and implementation of collaborative mechanisms with local, bilateral, regional and multilateral organisations
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of Ministerial policies and programs
  • Mainstream Gender and other cross-cutting issues in Ministry policies and programs
  • Coordinate planning, implementation and review of the Ministry Strategic Plan and related developmental plans

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit

The Unit is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of Ministerial programs and projects in order to facilitate the development and implementation of appropriate interventions. The section performs the following specific functions: –

  • Coordinate the preparation of project proposals, feasibility studies and project financing in the Ministry
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of maintenance and preventive measures carried out to ensure value for money
  • Undertake Laboratory analysis of construction materials to determine compliance to set standards
  • Develop, harmonize and implement a comprehensive M&E system for effective discharge of the Ministry’s strategy
  • Undertake research works across the various sectors of the Ministry
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Ministerial policies and programs
  • Coordinate the preparation of quarterly and annual reports