Ganta, Nimba County - A four-day result-based management, planning, monitoring and reporting training for Regional Development Officers and County Monitoring Officers climaxed Thursday, July 25, 2015 in Gompa City, Nimba County.
The training was held under the theme: Strengthening Data Collection Platform for PAPD Monitoring and Evaluation to Enhance Reporting on SDGs and the Agenda 2063 Implementation Readiness.
The goal of the training was to strengthen Regional Development Officers and County Monitoring Officers capacities in planning, data collection and reporting in relations to the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) at the county level.
The training was organized and conducted by the Department of Budget and Development Planning with support from the United Nations International Children’s Education Funds (UNICEF). The four-day event brought together nine (9) Regional Development Officers and fifteen (15) County Monitoring Officers from the fifteen counties along with Directors and Assistant Directors and discussed on how to strengthen data collection platform for the Pro- Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD), as well as, monitoring and evaluation to enhance reporting on SDGs and the Agenda 2063.
At the end of the training, all Regional Development Officers and County Monitoring Officers developed increased skills and knowledge to provide the technical support needed to improve the way results are achieved at the sub-national level.
Making remarks at Jackie’s Conference Hall, the Assistant Minister for Development Planning, Hon. Benedict Kolubah, said the workshop will help to enhance Regional Development Officers and County Monitoring Officers understanding of the PAPD and M&E Framework, as well as, acquire additional skills needed to support the counties administrations, Ministries, and Agencies in coordinating, implementing, and monitoring of the PAPD at the sub-national level.
According to him at the end of the four-day training, all Regional Development Officers and County Monitoring Officer at the sub-national level will understand various roles in the coordination’s process of the implementation of the PAPD, the importance of reporting especially PAPD progress report and understanding result-based management framework inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impacts in monitoring and evaluation.