The Monitoring and Evaluation of the Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MoPIED) of Somalia organized a Validation Workshop of the National Landscape Evaluation Report in Mogadishu, bringing together key stakeholders from the Line Ministries of the Federal government of Somalia (FGS), Federal Member States (FMS), Civil Society Organizations, academia, and partners.
The primary objective of the National Landscape Evaluation Report is to understand Somalia’s evaluation ecosystem, exploring opportunities, challenges, and the enabling environment at federal and state levels. The report provides an analytical framework, maps out evaluation stakeholders in Somalia, and assesses the current status of the National Evaluation Capacity Development Plan (NECDP).
The workshop was presided over by the Director-General of the Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MoPIED), Mr. Mohamed Shire, who expressed the importance of such initiatives, stating, “This workshop marks a significant milestone in our efforts to strengthen evaluation mechanism within the country. Through collaborative efforts and valuable inputs from various stakeholders, we are enhancing our evaluation capacity, which is vital for evidence-based decision-making and sustainable development.”
The event was attended by the Director-Generals of the Ministries of Planning from the Federal Member States (FMS), highlighting the spirit among different regions of the country in the pursuit of comprehensive evaluation practices.
Mr. Mohamud Said Nur, the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at MoPIED, whose department developed the report, expressed gratitude to the participants for their contributions. He emphasized the importance of their inputs, assuring that all suggestions and feedback received during the workshop would be meticulously incorporated into the final report. “The diverse perspectives and expertise shared in this workshop are invaluable. We are committed to ensuring that the National Landscape Evaluation Report truly reflects the insights and views of all stakeholders involved,” he said.
The two-day workshop provided a unique platform to present and discuss key findings from the evaluation landscape analysis. Participants actively engaged in discussions, offering their insights and feedback on the report. This collaborative approach aims to guarantee that the evaluation report is holistic, accurate, and reflective of the perspectives of the diverse stakeholders involved.