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Establishment of Technical Working Group for National Monitoring and Evaluation in Somalia: Strengthening Data-Driven Decision Making for Development

Today, the Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the Ministry of Planning, Investment, and Economic Development (MoPIED) of the Federal Government of Somalia held a significant meeting in Mogadishu to establish a Technical Working Group (TWG) for National Monitoring and Evaluation. The primary objective of this technical working group is to promote collaboration amongst Government institutions, International Organizations, and the UN that work in Monitoring and Evaluation and enhance the quality of information sharing using modern methods. Additionally, it aims to improve the staff’s knowledge of monitoring and evaluation programs and policies in line with the 9th National Development Plan.

The TWG members include the National Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, the Directors of Monitoring and Evaluation of the Federal Member States (FMS) and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA). They are expected to provide information based on data to achieve good results.

At the meeting, the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation of MoPIED, Mr Mohamud S. Nur, stated that “the TWG aims to improve the monitoring and evaluation methods used by various institutions at the federal and regional levels to monitor programs and projects in the country and their usefulness to the Somali people.”

Closing the meeting, the Director-General of the Ministry of Planning, Investment, and Economic Development, Mr Mohamed Shire, emphasized “the importance of the Somali government having a monitoring and evaluation system based on accountability and transparency to track progress made in the pillars of the National Development Plan, ultimately resulting in a national policy that will be submitted to the executive and legislative councils.”

H.E. Mohamud Abdirahman Sheikh Farah (Beenebeene), Minister of Planning, Investment, and Economic Development, praised the M&E department, led by Mr Mohamud S. Nur, for their pioneering efforts in establishing the Technical Working Group for National Monitoring & Evaluation, a vital component in Somalia’s journey towards data-driven decision-making, which is crucial for the country’s development and progress.

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