Presentation on theme: "Presentation of the draft version to the Governance Commission"— Presentation transcript:
1 Presentation of the draft version to the Governance Commission Designing a Sector Governance Approach for the M&E unit of the Governance Commission LiberiaPresentation of the draft version to the Governance Commission11 September 2012
2 Content of presentation Global trends in Governance AssessmentsStrategic considerations for doing a GA in LiberiaPresent the draft Sector Governance ApproachIndicative PlanningDraft lay out Annual Governance Report
3 What has the M&E unit done so far Designed a general M&E frameworkEstablished partnerships with UNDP/USAIDDecided to go for a sectoral approachInitial contact with relevant ministriesTeam operational
4 Recent trends in Governance Assessments (1) from technical to political economy aspects(2) from global to country level(3) from numerical indicators to narrative trajectories(4) from quantitative to qualitative methods(5) from top-down to bottom-up approaches including multi-stakeholders(6) from supply to include demand side response(7) From effectiveness only to include legitimacy of policy action
5 Oslo principles for Governance Assessments How integrated in GA of GCPromote country ownership of governance processes and assessmentsGC is leading in the design of a Liberia specific Governance AssessmentStrengthen the ability of people to hold their government to accountEvidence based and in public domain.CSC empowers people to ask questionsApply a rights-based approachIntegrated in Community ScorecardStrengthen governments’ capability to be responsiveGA provides better information on citizen’s needsStrengthen accountability across governmentGA helps to compare sectors championing and peeringPromote and protect space for citizens and civil society organizations to participateCSOs will be on the proposed Advisory Boards to the M&E unit, included in CSCCommit to transparency and access to informationTransparency integrated in the principles, the GA reports will be publicEncourage a culture of evidence-based policy-makingData poor setting but will gradually improve, perception is also evidenceEmbed the governance assessment in political realitiesInvolve sector ministries in the design of Sector GAAlign with national development priorities and political visionTuned to PRS 2 objectives and ministries can integrate results in their Annual PlansSupport democratic governance assessments at the local levelCommunity Score Card
6 Objective of a Sectoral Governance Assessment: The Sector Ministry and Min Planning and Economic Affairs monitor what the Ministry has achieved in terms of input, output and outcome against predefined plans and targets as formulated in the mandate of the ministry, the PRS 2 and its annual plans.The Governance Commission assesses whether the way in which the Ministry uses its powers given by the citizens is in accordance with basic principles of good governance.A Governance Assessment looks at the process of managing public affairs and service delivery. Its focus is therefore on how and why the various ministries have (or have not) achieved what they had planned to do.
7 Objective of a Sectoral Governance Assessment: To measure the present quality of governance in a sector: Is the Ministry using its powers given by the citizens in accordance with the principles of good governance? With the objective:To indentify systemic gaps in governance that require improvement policy adviseTo establish a baseline against which we can monitor future improvementTo enhance the awareness about the importance of good governance and the internal capacity to enhance itTo compare sector performance and to identify champions and establish peer relations between sector ministriesTo improve the transparency and social accountability of the GoL by making these reports public
8 Strategic considerations guiding the design of the GA approach for Liberia: Good enough governance using Appreciative Enquiry Start from where the sector stands and not from where it should beAssessment will identify systemic weaknesses but not address individual cases of mismanagementGA process should be inclusive to enhance ownership and legitimacy, but also efficient Advisory BoardGovernance in ministries will only improve if there is external pressure to do so Address supply and demand side of governanceGA will assess and build governance capacity (raising awareness).Use indexing methodology able to compare sector ministries and progress over time
9 Actual Governance Assessment Approach 3 service providing Ministries:Ministry of EducationMinistry of HealthMinistry of AgricultureTwo pronged approach. Why:Triangulation of findings improves validityGain insight in demand and supply side of governanceStimulates a mind shift towards responsiveness and social accountability
10 Actual Governance Assessment Approach Community Score Card:In order to include in the assessment the voice of citizens we will solicit the feedback from ordinary citizens on government performance in service delivery and governance .Interview groups of citizens and front line service providers in communities spread over Liberia.
11 Actual Governance Assessment Approach Sectoral Governance AssessmentContext analysis (drivers & constraints for Good Governance)b. Actor and relationship mappingc. Stakeholder group meetings + questionnaired. Ministerial good governance conference:Present findings from CSCPresent results from Stakeholder groups and questionnaireDiscuss and prioritize governance issues for actionDraft an Governance improvement action plan
16 Indicative Planning: October 2012 Assessment methodology and lounged by the PresidentOctober-DecCommunity Scorecard exercisesJanuary 2013Interviews of ministerial stakeholder groups at national levelFebruary3 Ministerial conferencesMarchDraft conclusions to the Ministries for AP 2013/2014MayDraft report ready for discussion and review by each MinisterJulyPresentation of final reports to the PresidentAugustAbstract of report in Annual Governance Report of GC
17 Proposed lay out of Annual Governance Report Foreword by the President of LiberiaAcknowledgement by the Chairperson of the GC1. Introduction1.1 The establishment of the GC (how, why and when was it established)1.2 Mandate and functions of the GC (popular version)1.3 Organisation and structure of the GC1.4 Staff composition of the GC in 2012/20132. The state of Governance in Liberia 2013Contextual analysis: what are the drivers and constraints of good governance in Liberia.3. Progress report of the GCAchievements of CG in 2012/13 in relation to its mandate and annual plan (summary)3.1 General policy advice3.2 M&E unit3.3 National Integrity3.4 Decentralisation3.5 Civic engagement3.6 Public Sector Reform
18 Proposed lay out of Annual Governance Report cont. 4. Ministerial Governance Performance reports (to be expanded every year).4.1 The state of Governance in the Ministry of Education (abstract of report)4.2 The state of Governance in the Ministry of Health (abstract of report)4.3 The state of Governance in the Ministry of Agriculture (abstract of report)4.4 Comparison of ministerial governance performance on major principles of governanceIn subsequent years progress reports of the previously assessed Ministries will be included5. Conclusions and general recommendations of the GC6. Future plans of the GCAnnexes:Full ministerial governance reports
19 If not, in the long run it will lose. Thank you An uneducated man can be dominated just with bread and water.The educated man does not want this;he wants citizenship.Democracy has gained a moral victory, but the problem is the efficiency of democratic rule; it has to serve the people better than any other system.If not, in the long run it will lose.Thank you
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