Monitoring Development Programmes/Projects
It is extremely important to institute measures to keep track of the Implementation and Management of Community/Town Area Council and the District Assembly initiatives. This ensures that activities are implemented on time and with the required level of efficiency. It is in the light of this that monitoring and evaluation of this plan is indispensable.
The objectives for monitoring include:
Monitoring of Physical Project
- To ascertain whether or not activities are on track and take corrective measures where possible.
- Identify successful interventions for replication in other areas of the district.
- Obtain periodic data for further planning.
- Promote co-ordination and balance in service provision and utilization.
- Motivate as well as strengthen the capacity of the various actors such as government departments/agencies, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs and the private sector in the collection and utilization of data to improve on service delivery.
A monitoring team is set up according to the guidelines given by the NDPC to monitor execution of physical projects at the district level. The District already has its monitoring team in place. It consists of:
District Coordinating Director
- District Planning Officer
- District Engineer
- District Budget Officer
- District Gender Desk Officer
- District Finance Officer
This committee is to assist the District to monitor implementation of programmes and activities of the plan. Since monitoring aims at assessing progress of work and filling the gaps rather than faultfinding mission, the exercise will be undertaken with the active participation of the various actors.Reporting on Monitoring Activities
On quarterly basis, the SNDA Monitoring Team will put together a report on progress of implementation of activities for circulation to the District Chief Executive and other stakeholders. Copies will be sent to:
Mid – Year Review
- Regional Coordinating Council/ RM&E Unit
- Ministry of local government and rural development
- National development planning commission
- Project Financiers.
Apart from the periodic monitoring activity, there shall also be a mid-year review of the annual work plan to ascertain:
Evaluation of Development Programmes
- The progress made in implementing the year’s work plan and budget.
- Status of implementation of programmes, projects and activities.
- The extent of achievement of indicators in the plan and budget.
- Outstanding activities and their continued relevance to area and district development
- Identify programmes, projects that can be rolled over to the ensuing year.
A midterm evaluation will be carried out in 2007 and the result and recommendations discussed at a stakeholder Workshop before the end of the year. This is expected to ensure that the outputs/inputs achieved are in line with the Goal and Objectives of the DA and for that matter the goals of the GPRS II Indicators for evaluation will be:-
- The achievement of project objectives/target
- Cost effectiveness and efficiency of projects/programmes
- Accessibility of output to beneficiaries
- The number of beneficiaries.
The purpose of this plan is to provide an overall framework for development in the District. It was prepared with reference to development aspirations of Ghana’s Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II). It therefore supports national development agenda. The plan is flexible and allows changes, which may occur, or events, which were unforeseen during the plan preparation period.