Policy and Planning Division

POLICY AND PLANNING DIVISION

Objective

To provide expertise and services in policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Functions

  • To coordinate preparation of Sector policies and monitoring their implementation and carry out their impact assessments.
  • To analyse policies from other sectors and advise accordingly.
  • To coordinate preparations and implementations of Sector plans and budgets.
  • To carry out monitoring and evaluation of the Sector’s plans and budgets and prepare performance reports.
  • To carry out research, assessments and evaluation of the Sector plans and provide a basis for making informed decisions on the future direction of the Sector.
  • To encourage and facilitate the provision of services by the Private Sector in the Sector.
  • To oversee performance contracting.
  • To coordinate preparations of Sector contributions to the Budget Speech and Annual Economic Report.
  • To institutionalize strategic planning; budget; and monitoring and evaluation skills in the Sector.
  • To ensure than ministerial plans and budgets are integrates into the Government budgeting process.

The Division will be led by a Director and will comprise two (2) Sections as follows: -

  1. Policy and Planning Section

This Section will perform the following activities: -

  • Coordinate formulation, review, implementation and monitoring of Sector’s policies and ensure they are consistent with National policies, frameworks and strategies.
  • Review and advisw on policy papers prepared by other Ministries.
  • To carry out research and informed decisions on the future direction of the Sector.
  • Compile implementation reports on Ruling Part Manifesto and Parliamentary Committee reports.
  • Coordinate formulation and preparation of the Sector’s medium term strategic plan, annual action plans and budgets.
  • Compile reports on the Sector projects, programmes and Action Plans and Develop strategies for resource mobilization.
  • Provide technical guidance and support for institutionalization of Strategic Planning and Budgeting process within the Sector.
  • Prepare memorandum of understanding for projects and programs for international financing.
  • Coordinate the preparation of outsourcing of non-core functions (Privete Sector Participation).

This Section will be led by as Assistant Director.

  1. Monitoring and Evaluation Section

This Section will perform the following activities: -

  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of the Sector’s Annual Plans and Medium Term Strategic Plan.
  • Prepare periodic performance reports.
  • Collect, study and analyze statistics needed in the formulation and implementation of policies, plans and budgetary proposals.
  • Provide inputs in preparation of plans, programs and budgetary activities in the Sector including establishment of performance targets and indicators.
  • Provide technical advice including institutionalization of M&E process.
  • Oversee performance contracting.
  • Undertake research and evaluation studies of plans, projects and programs undertaken by the Sector.
  • Undertake services delivery surveys to collect stakeholder’s / clients views on services rendered and advise management accordingly.
  • Coordinate mid-year and annual performance reviews.
  • Monitor performance of Institutions under the Sector.

This Section will be led by an Assistant Director.

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