Linking Harmonized Identified Development Priorities With GPRS II
After harmonizing community needs and aspirations with key development gaps / problems / issues of the GPRS I, there was the need to again link the harmonized identified development problems / issues to Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II) to ascertain how the identified problems / issues relate to the GPRS II thematic areas. Details of the analysis is shown in the table pdf file
1. Strong linkage -3
2. Moderate linkage -2
3. Weak linkage -1
4. No linkage -0
From the table in pdf file, the total scores (115) divided by the number of harmonized identified development problems (18), gives an average score of 6.4. This is an indication that the harmonized identified development problems are in tandem / consonance with the GPRSII Pillars. A list of identified issues relating to the GPRS II thematic areas is thus obtained.
Prioritization of Identified Issues
Having identified the major issues, the next stage involved setting priorities for the interventions earmarked for implementation. The table in pdf file shows how the problems were prioritized under each thematic area, using the multiplier, widespread and linkage affects.
From the tables in the pdf file, the development issues were prioritized as follows:
1. Human Resource Development and Basic Services.
2. Priorities for Private Sector Competitiveness
3. Good Governance and Civic Responsibility
The Policy implication is that, within the planned period more resources will be directed into the provision of human resource development and basic services as well priorities for private sector competitiveness.
For tables refer to pdf file attached.