Hon. Mary Karoro Okurut

Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister

Dr. Byamugisha Albert

Commissioner Monitoring and Evaluation

Lubanga Timothy

Assistant Commissioner, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Objective:

i) Support, build and enhance systems for evidence-based policy making. It is envisaged that in the medium term, this initiative will improve efficiency in service delivery.

ii) Grow & strengthen GEF as a useful instrument for policy reviews.

iii) Build capacity for evaluators in Uganda.

iv) Advocating to increase the demand for and use of quality evaluations.

v) Generating, storing & sharing knowledge on development in Uganda

Outputs:

  1. Evaluation initiatives in public sector coordinated.
  2. Easier and increased access to training resources (documentation, published papers, standards and information links) on quantitative and qualitative methods for impact evaluation/assessment.
  3. Practical web based resource materials provided including the latest M&E methodologies, case studies, tips, guides, handbooks, best practices and international standards & regulations.
  4. Capacity of individuals and organizations to effectively implement Project/Programme Evaluations improved.

Key Activities

Functioning National Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Needs assessments for evaluations in various sectors carried out.
  2. Rigorous evaluations designed for various Gov’t policies/programs
  3. Rigorous evaluation studies conducted on various public policies and investments
  4. GEF Evaluation Web-portal developed
  5. Evaluations database repository updated
  6. Systematic review of Evaluations studies conducted in Uganda
  7. Retooling of M&E department to enhance evaluation capacity
  8. Evaluation capacity of MDAs & Local Gov’ts strengthened-Evaluation study findings disseminated

Key Achievements

  1. Reviewed GEF document and system
  2. Developed Validation checklists and templates
  3. Prepared Draft Terms of Reference for development of GEF Web-portal
  4. Completed Capacity building of MDAs & Local Gov’ts in M&E and report writing/review.
  5. Developed requirements collection template and sent out to various M&E data/information users in OPM
  6. Online discussion forum for Evaluation community in Uganda Established.
  7. Prepared a list of 10 policy briefs on evaluations; submitted to 3ie
  8. Initiated process of evaluating departments, projects & programs managed within OPM -Vote 003
  9. Reviewed the ToRs for the Evaluation of the Hard-to-Reach Top up allowance Scheme
  10. Contrated 4 firms to carry out process evaluations and propose rigorous and policy-relevant impact evaluation designs
  11. Initiated process of evaluating departments, projects & programs managed within OPM -Vote 003
  12. Designed Framework for preparation of Policy briefs for 10 evaluation studies
  13. Updated the Evaluation repository with 3 new reports
  14. Reviewed the ToRs for the Evaluation of the Hard-to-Reach Top up allowance Scheme
  15. Held Theory of Change workshops for all 4 evaluations.
  16. Held Evaluations design clinic for Sector officers
  17. Supported 1 Event sharing workshop held for Uganda Committee of Practice (UCoP)
  18. Supported 1 coordination meeting held for 100-days targets under UCoP
  19. Supported Data collection for evaluation of Uganda’s Competitiveness & Investment Climate strategy (CICS)