Zambia does not have a single, consolidated M&E tool. The use of multiple unaligned M&E frameworks which focus clearly on input and output assessment, leads to information variations and unclear reporting of Government progress. Bearing that some sector’s KPIs take long to measure, the GDI tracks progress using 3 dimensions, of progress, output and outcome. Citizens want to know how money is being utilized and this is a case of transparency and accountability for Government and public office bearers. The major challenge is that framework documents are not aligned and this has led to information variances and inconsistencies in monitoring government performance. Better decision-making within government is enhanced as a result of monitoring public office bearers. It provides a forum for purposeful and concrete engagement between the executive, the legislature and civil society around critical choices and outcomes. The Government Delivery Index (GDI) will help track and contribute to consensus based comprehensive monitoring feedback on delivery and provide Government with the necessary feedback, Says Salim Kaunda-PMRC Researcher.
Should public office bearers be held accountable for their actions?