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Monitoring and Evaluation

The Monitoring and Evaluation Department is part of the Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Ministry of National Development Planning. The M&E Division is a central agency for spearheading the Monitoring and Evaluation function in the Government.

The core mandate of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) department is to manage and coordinate Government’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Research functions in order to facilitate tracking of delivery of public services and the assessment of the impact and appropriateness of policies and development programmes and projects.

Since 2005, the National Vision 2030 has been the long term guiding framework for development aspirations of the Zambian people. To operationalize the Vision 2030, National Development Plans (NDPs) have been adopted as the medium term frameworks for poverty reduction and achieving sustainable development in Zambia. The NDPs define the broad development objectives and accompanying policies and programs to achieve them. The outcomes envisaged to be achieved by the implementation of the NDPs are expected to come about through the combined efforts of various state and non-state actors in the development process.

Our role as M&E Department is to provide support to Ministries, Provinces and other Spending Agencies (MPSAs) to develop mechanisms and systems for tracking progress on various interventions being implemented. This includes determining the performance, relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of development policies and programmes and projects in order to improve development results and meet the long and medium term development objectives.