The National Planning Commission, NPC, has organised a workshop aimed at building capacities and enhancing the understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation, M&E, procedures for SURE-P Projects Implementation Units to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the programme.
The forum which held on Monday in Kaduna was as part of the Commission’s mandate of coordination of the M&E activities pertaining to the implementation of projects and also provision of technical support to Ministries, Departments and Agencies’ Projects Implementation Units.
A statement by the Head of Information of the Commission, Salisu Haiba, quoted the Secretary to the Commission, Ntufam Fidel Ugbo, as saying in his welcome remarks that the objectives of the Workshop were to sensitize and build capacities of key actors in the delivery of the SURE-P and to deepen understanding of participants on the key concepts and relevance of effective and efficient M & E framework in achieving the objectives of the programme.
Represented by the Director M&E, Dr. Zakari Lawal, Ugbo said that the three-day Workshop was also aimed at ascertaining the status of M&E systems and structures in each of the Projects Implementation Units, PIUs, review the logical framework for each of the PIUs to ascertain the level of follow-up/support required, and finally discuss the proposed SURE-P Progress Report from inception to date as requested by the Budget Office of the Federation.
He commended the staff of SURE-P for their commitment to the programme since inception and the significant achievements recorded particularly in Roads, Mass Transit, Railways, Maternal & Child Health Care and Community SericeN Women and Youth Empowerment.
“I will therefore, enjoy us to see and use M&E as an opportunity to further strengthen these important achievements.
No doubt, the M&E system will provide us further with empirical evidence on the status of SURE-P, learn lessons about what works and does not as well as a guide to next steps based on cogent evidences”, Ugbo said.