The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development reviews the Egyptian experience in developing mechanisms for follow-up & performance evaluation
29 November 2021
The Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, represented by Dr. Jamil Helmy, Assistant Minister for Follow-up Affairs of the Sustainable Development Plan, participated in a training workshop organized by the African Peer Review Mechanism Forum (APRM), on aligning the national action program with national development plans.Helmy reviewed, during a session entitled "Framework for Monitoring and Evaluation - the Egyptian Case", the main features of the Egyptian experience in developing mechanisms for follow-up and performance evaluation.
He pointed out that the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt’s Vision 2030, launched by the President of the Republic in 2016, gave the first spark to a radical transformation in the preparation and follow-up of the state’s general budget, from budgeting items that focus specifically on financial and human inputs.On the mechanisms for following up on the achievement of the UN sustainable development goals, the Assistant Minister of Planning indicated the launch of the national statistical report to follow up on the 2030 sustainable development goals in Egypt, which is issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMS) on an annual basis, as well as following up on Egypt’s performance in the annual report of the sustainable development index issued annually from the University of Cambridge, UK. Egypt is also presenting its voluntary national report before the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, noting that Egypt is among only 10 countries in the world that submit this report, for the third year in a row.
Helmy stressed that the Egyptian state has made great strides in achieving the 17 sustainable development goals, as it advanced 9 positions in the sustainable development index for the year 2020, where it ranked 83 (out of 166 countries), compared to 92nd place in 2019 (out of 162 countries). , achieving an improvement of about 8 points in 2020 compared to 2016.Helmy touched on the steps taken by Egypt to consolidate the methodology of programs and performance, noting that the government's work program (18/2019 - 21/2022) is the first document based on the thinking of programs and performance, as it includes 5 strategic goals, 25 main programs, and 160 subprograms. The first system for monitoring and evaluating government performance "Adaa" was launched, as it included the integrated stages of the plan preparation and follow-up process and assessment of development impact, through more than 3,000 performance measurement indicators (clear, measurable, and follow-up), including 380 to measure the strategic impact of various government programs.The first interactive electronic application, "Shareq 2030", was launched to spread awareness among citizens of the size of the projects and programs implemented by the state, spread the culture of programs and performance among citizens, and activate community participation, through the citizens themselves following up on the projects being implemented in their geographical scope.
Moreover, the “Citizen Follow-up in the Governorates” report was released; the report links the implemented projects in all sectors to the sustainable development goals, and the “Harvest of the Construction Phase” report, which aims to activate the follow-up and ensure that the implemented projects enter the service and benefit citizens directly.The Assistant Minister of Planning concluded his speech by noting that for the first time, gender-responsive planning and environmental sustainability are included in sustainable development plans, through clear and enforceable controls and mechanisms, as well as the integration between the “Adaa” system and the integrated electronic system for preparing and following up on the investment plan.He stressed that the adoption of a unified model for following up on development programs and projects at the level of all ministries and government agencies greatly helped the success of the Egyptian experience in developing the system of follow-up and evaluation of government performance.