The World Bank in collaboration with the Department of Public Administration and the Ministry of Finance Trade and the Blue Economy (MFTBE) conducted the first of a series of consultation meetings with the Ministry of Education between the 21st and 23rd September as part of the ongoing endeavor to establish a government-wide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) programme to assess the outcome of the different programmes in line with the Programme Performance Based Budget (PPBB).
The Ministry of Education is one of two pilot ministries for the pilot of the M&E programme in view that it was also a pilot ministry for the implementation of the PPBB.
The four-day programme consisted of a series of diagnostics surveys with the different education departments, stakeholders and agencies to establish the M&E landscape. For the diagnostic survey, the World Bank team is being assisted by the local consultant Mr. Christian Cafrine.
The second part of the programme was a capacity building workshop facilitated by the World Bank experts (led by Kathrin Plangemann and her team Annette Richter, Philip Jespersen, Mike Stevens) with technical personnel who would be involved in the design and implementation of a performance M&E system for the Seychelles with a focus on the education sector.
Mrs Merida Delcy, the Principal Secretary for the Early Chilhood Primary & Secondary Education Department remarked that the workshop came at an opportune time when the ministry is planning for the evaluation of the Medium Term Strategic (MTS) Plan in 2017. The session helped us to take stock of where we are, of the different evaluation tools and how we can better monitor and evaluate the MTS.