685.†††††† †Monitoring and evaluation techniques will be used in the management of NPRS to ensure implementation quality.† The monitoring and evaluation system - an integral part of NPRS implementation process Ė is required in order to raise the effectiveness and quality of Strategyís implementation.† Monitoring and evaluation instruments will help to gauge the progress in achievement of programís objectives, effectiveness of measures and resource utilization.† The system will provide NPRS executing agencies with data that will indicate any adverse developments that, in turn, will help to identify the need for timely policy adjustments.
686.††† ††† From the start, the NPRS monitoring and evaluation system will be oriented at the main objective of the Strategy Ė gradual reduction of poverty in the Kyrgyz Republic.† The system of monitoring and evaluation will be based on the participatory principle involving all stakeholders of the NPRS process, -† civil society, government instrumentalities, businesses and certainly the poor who are the primary beneficiaries of the NPRS.
687.†††††† †The NPRS monitoring and evaluation system will use quantitative as well as qualitative methods.† A system of quantitative indicators will be used to track the results and outcomes of the Strategyís three-year implementation period.† These indicators will be systematically collected by various state and non-state agencies.† A significant share of these indicators will be developed by the National Statistical Committee, ministries and departments.† The involved government agencies will be responsible for the validity and accuracy of the data.† After consolidation, the data will be provided for evaluation and analysis to the CDF Secretariat and later the analytical materials will be submitted for consideration to the National CDF Council.
688.††††† † In order to study the key poverty factors and evaluate effectiveness of the measures taken, the quantitative methods will be complemented by qualitative studies, as well as evaluations, recommendations and proposals prepared by government agencies, NGOs and the private sector.
689.†††††† † Institutional arrangements.† A partnership network, uniting government and non-government participants and stakeholders, will be developed to ensure effective implementation of the Strategy.
††††††† †††††† The NPRS implementation process will be coordinated by the National CDF Council chaired by the President of the Republic. †The Council, comprising representatives of government agencies, civil society and the private sector, makes key policy decisions related to CDF/NPRS.†† Three coordination committees have been created to implement decisions of the National CDF Council in three main areas: sustainable economic growth, social protection and human development, effectiveness and transparency of public administration.† The coordination committees headed by the Prime Minister, First Vice Prime Minister, and the Head of the Presidentís Administration, respectively, include representatives of government agencies, civil society and the private sector.
††††††††††† ††††The CDF Secretariat, the Councilís executive body, coordinates implementation of the Councilís decisions and prepares materials and proposals for its meetings.† Being a working unit of the Council, the Secretariat will coordinate NPRS monitoring and evaluation activities carried out by ministries, departments, as well as local state administrations.
The CDF Secretariat will actively cooperate with NGOs and will coordinate assistance provided by donor organizations to the NPRS process.† Non-state participants of the monitoring and evaluation process (civil society, private sector, research organizations) can use data collected under the NPRS monitoring and evaluation system to conduct independent studies and analysis, prepare reports on effectiveness of program execution.† This involvement will increase accountability of the management, increase objectiveness of programís assessments and will help to use expertise of independent analysts.† Institutional arrangements for coordination of the NPRS process will be regularly improved.
690.†††††††† †An information network uniting the CDF Secretariat, ministries, departments, and local state administrations, will be established for effective monitoring and evaluation.
Interaction within this network will be carried out on principles of electronic government.† To this end, interlinked websites will be created in ministries, departments, and regional state administrations.† Gradually, the network will be expanded to the level of districts and aiyl okmotus.† The network will be accessible via the Internet to the private sector, civil society, government agencies and the donor community.† All information systems available in the country will be used to build this information system; however, its development and effective operation will require additional investments.
691.†††††††† †Ministries, departments, and regional administrations will be trained in modern management based on the principles of electronic government.† On-line monitoring and evaluation will ensure timely adjustment of measures.
692.†††††††† Reports and studies containing feedback on actual implementation of programs will be used by the CDF Secretariat and other units as sources of information for monitoring and evaluation and will be taken into account during development of measures, adjustment of policy and final reporting.
693.†††††††† Financial framework.† The success of NPRS implementation will be connected with funding of the programís monitoring.† Funding of CDF Secretariatís monitoring activities from the state budget will ensure sustainability of NPRS monitoring and evaluation system and will demonstrate national commitment to its implementation.† The funding of the NPRS monitoring and evaluation system will be carried out in accordance with an approved schedule.†
The CDF Secretariat will invite independent NPRS studies and will tender for evaluations to be conducted by independent NGOs.† Donor grant funding will be sought for these and other purposes including preparation of reports, organization of presentations, seminars, round tables, dissemination of information through mass media, etc.† These funds will be used to modernize and expand monitoring and evaluation infrastructure.†
694.†††††††† One of the key factors in the success of NPRS is clear association of state finances with results achieved under the program.† In connection with this, funding of different types of activities by ministries and departments must be carried out with consideration of monitoring and evaluation results and program-based budgeting.
695.†††††††† Transparency of NPRS result and their dissemination. †Transparency of results, their wide dissemination, and consideration in further work is a critical component of monitoring and evaluation.† Results of NPRS monitoring and evaluation will be available to all stakeholders, will be widely published in mass media and available on Internet.†† Progress reports on implementation of CDF/NPRS will be published periodically.
696.†††††††† A feedback system will be established at the policy level between program executing agencies and final beneficiaries.† In the end, feedback, transparency, and accountability of parties will contribute to the effectiveness of the whole program.
697.†††††††† Human potential.† It is important to build an adequate human potential in state and non-state agencies capable of professionally monitoring and evaluating the program on different levels.† The CDF Secretariat will organize nation-wide courses to train all participants of the NPRS process in monitoring and evaluation.† The Secretariat will also attract donor agencies for improvement of the CDF/NPRS monitoring and evaluation system, capacity building on local level, integration of the best international practice with adjustment to Kyrgyzstanís situation.