The Constitution of Kenya requires adherence to principles of good governance and transparency in all areas of service delivery through monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs and projects.
County Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation system(CIMES), which replicates the National Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System by the National Treasury and Planning, is a tool that guides the Counties in the effective Monitoring and Evaluation(M&E) of County policies, programs and projects for the realization of the objectives. It therefore help in assessing the status and progress of projects and programs thus resulting in timely achievement of the set targets.
Today, the County department of Finance and Economic Planning together with the State Department of Planning held a stakeholders meeting on successful and effective implementation of CIMES in the County. Among the stakeholders were: County Government Officials, Deputy County Commisioner,National Government officials, MCAs in the Budget and appropriation committee, Representatives of Women, Youth, PWDs and Economists from the National Treasury and Planning.
The economists from National Treasury and Planning lead by Richard Munyithia and Elizabeth Wamalwa were able to give guidelines for implementation of CIMESand also review the county status on Monitoring and evaluation.
While speaking during the event, The Deputy Governor, Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot said that M&E is key in successful implementation of county function as well measuring performance. She therefore called upon the departments to follow the guidelines articulated in CIMES and ensure result oriented and timely completion of projects.
The Chief Officer for Economic Planning, Felix Sambu, who was also in the forum pointed out the department’s great focus in the successful implementation of County integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (CIMES) through the extension of County M&E structure down to the Ward level.