Monitoring Programme activities is an essential element of
implementation. Monitoring would be conducted at three levels:
- At the country level. The National Coordinating Committee (NCC) is the closest
entity to the implementation plan for all activities under each theme. This first
level of monitoring aims at
(i) ensuring that activities are going as planned;
(ii) that if problems arise, proper action is taken;
(ii) assessing progress and measuring impact and;
(iv) aggregating information and lessons learnt to be shared internally with stakeholders
and externally with other countries, with the Steering Committee and the Technical
The Technical Secretariat would provide assistance, if needed, to define the benchmarks
against which progress may be measured.
- At the Thematic Coordinators level. Working closely with the respective group
in each country, progress would be monitored to ensure that understandings reached
with the Work Groups are being implemented and that plans for action are being respected.
Monitoring would be done through periodic reports to be submitted to the Thematic
Coordinator by the relevant Work Group in each country according to a format and
frequency agreed between the parties. Such reports should also be copied to the
Technical Secretariat. The OECD partner country would be involved in the monitoring
process and would provide assistance to set up benchmarks for measurement. Monitoring
reports are shared with all countries during the meetings with the Thematic Coordinator
in each case.
- At the Technical Secretariat level. The TS collects all the reports produced,
synthesizes them into a quarterly report to be shared with all concerned. It analyses
results and shares concerns where appropriate. It motivates groups where progress
is made and helps those that may benefit from advice and guidance. The Technical
Secretariat prepares an Annual Progress Report based on the monitoring results to
be made available, publicly if beneficial. Such reports would be submitted to the
Steering Group and to the Initiative Conference. The last report of the TS, towards
the end of the three-year implementation period, would outline possible future actions.