Twenty-five deputy ministers sensitized on Results-Based Management and Budgeting

Jun 18, 2016

H.E. Mr. al-Alaq, Ms. al-Suhail, and Ms. Grande with the Iraqi deputy ministers during the workshop, Amman. Photo: UNDP Iraq/2016

Amman- In support of the Government’s important reform agenda, the United Nations Development Programme brought together 25 deputy ministers to participate in a high-level workshop in mid-June in Amman to discuss result-based management and budgeting. The workshop was held under the patronage of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and supported by UNDP’s Public Sector Modernization (I-PSM) Programme.

The Deputy Ministers reflected on the strengths of Iraq’s National Development Plans and looked at ways to improve implementation and performance. They also discussed practical arrangements to accelerate the roll-out of the newly adopted Results-Based Management approach for national development planning.

In his opening remarks, the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Secretariat, H.E. Mr. Mahdi al-Alaq, said: “We deeply appreciate UNDP Iraq for their continuous support to GoI, and particularly the recent support to prioritizing the Government Program, building the national capacity in Results-Based Management and advancing performance management in public sector institutions.”  He further emphasized “the importance of carefully considering monitoring and evaluation of programmes as an essential ingredient for improved performance."

Iraq’s Ambassador to Jordan, H.E. Ms. Safia Taleb Ali al-Suhail, underscored: “We are looking forward to more support and solidarity from the international community for a better Iraq.”

UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande said: “Evidence from around the world shows that the best functioning and least corrupt governments are the ones which use results-based tools. By shifting towards these systems, the Iraqi Government is showing its strong commitment to reform and governance”.

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Hisham El Azzouni, Programme Manager, Iraq Public Sector Modernization (I-PSM)

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