The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) has ended a three-day training aimed at moving from monitoring and evaluation of projects to being focused on implementation and monitoring.
Funding for the training came from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) C4DE Capacity for Development Effectiveness Project Results-based Management, with 60 personnel of the ministry participating.
The training, which ran from July 8-10, was co-facilitated by Liberia Monitoring and Evaluation Program that is funded by United States Aid for International Development (USAID), was held at the Fair Ground on Friday in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
According to the Director for Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at the MFDP and organizer of the training, D. Emmanuel Williams, “the training has re-shifted our direction from the traditional way of planning to results-based monitoring that focuses on development project activities that are being carried out.”
He said participants came from the Division of Development Planning, Administration and Economic Management and that there are plans underway for similar training to be conducted in the rest of the country.
Participants informed the Liberia News Agency (LINA) that they have learned that monitoring performance is not only based on monitoring projects, but also based on policy being crafted to see how it is being implemented and how it can be monitored and results achieved./LINA.