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Department of Monitoring & Evaluation

With its staff consisting of civil servants and consultants within the PMSU, the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation has been successfully carrying out MoH's monitoring and evaluation activities in the field and its monitoring and evaluation activities under the current Project in Support of Restructuring of Health Sector (PSRHS).

 

Brief History

 

The Department of Monitoring and Evaluation, which is responsible for implementation of Component A.4 of the Project in Support for Health Transformation Program prepared to effectively implement components of the Health Transformation Program across the country, was established with the Ministerial Approval dated 15.08.2005 and numbered 985. As of January 2006, 5 Field Coordinators and 1 Chief Field Coordinator have been mobilized. With Circular No. 2006/17, Field Coordination Implementation of the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation was announced to the entire provincial and central organization. With the Ministerial Approval dated 14.03.2007 and numbered 13, the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit within the Project Management and Support Unit was authorized and assigned to undertake the activities under the Cost-Sharing Agreement of the "Implementation Support for the Health Transition Project" as of January 1, 2020. The name of the unit has been changed into the “Department of Monitoring and Evaluation” with the Ministerial Approval dated 20.03.2007 and numbered 236. The Department of Monitoring and Evaluation was allocated a budget from the Ministry's 2007 Budget. The Coordinator or a staff member to act on behalf of the Coordinator was furnished with the Spending Authority with the Letter dated 04.04.2007 and numbered 2203 of the Department of Administrative and Financial Affairs. On July 11, 2007, the Loan Agreement was revised and the name of the Sub-Component A.4, which the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation is responsible for, was changed into "Health Reform Implementation and Establishing Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity". This component will support the establishment of MoH's monitoring and evaluation capacity in health reform implementation, ensure regular collection and analysis of program monitoring data, and make sure this information is used to improve Program implementation. The data obtained from regular program monitoring through local consultants, international technical assistance and trainings were used to produce "Annual Sector Performance Report" and carry out other minor assessments related to the program implementation.

 

Affiliated to the PMSU with the Ministerial Approval dated 07.08.2019 and numbered 262, the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation has been continuing its activities within PMSU.

 

Tasks

 

Monitoring and evaluation activities under the current Project in Support of Restructuring of Health Sector (PSRHS) have been carried out.

 

Field Observers work at different sites in cities in the regions under their responsibility, in order to ensure the effective implementation of the Health Transformation Program throughout the country and they make province trips in order to monitor and evaluate essential and basic implementations. On province trips, Provincial Health Directorates and health institutions are visited, information regarding the HTP is conveyed to administrators, implementations are evaluated, and feedback is received.

 

Monitoring and evaluation activities in the field are carried out by Field Observers employed under the UNDP service contract under the HTP.

 

 

 

Department of Monitoring and Evaluation Performs the Following Activities with the Field Coordination Team;

 

· Monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of the activities of the Ministry of Health, and supporting upper management and the decisions of policy makers by making evaluations in accordance with these observations.

 

· Supporting the establishment of MoH monitoring and evaluation capacity in health reform implementation, collecting and analyzing program monitoring data regularly, and ensuring that this information is utilized to improve Program implementation.

 

· Providing feedback to the relevant institutions and organizations, regarding the data evaluated within the scope of the Health Transformation Program.

 

· Organizing and coordinating Provincial Health Services Evaluation Meetings.

 

· Organizing the information sharing meetings.

 

The Chief Field Observer provides logistical support to the Field Observers.