ALGIEES – Assessment holds a pivotal place in the government’s action plan "for the implementation of President of the Republic’s programme, presented in May 2014 and running over the five coming years," said Tuesday in Algiers the Foreign Ministry’s General Director for Economic relations and International cooperation Merzak Belhimeur.
The official was speaking at the opening of the awareness raising conference co-organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Foreign Ministry under the theme "Assessment at the service of development."
Belhimeur added that the government "is committed to assess the national policies and strategies to ensure their efficient and effective application," underlining the need "to make periodic assessment in the different fields of the public action, by the associations and the public institutions.”
"Algeria which reached most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and which made huge efforts in terms of economic and social development to reach those Goals, is today determined to fully invest in the effort of the Sustainable Development Objectives by 2030, simultaneously with the efforts of steady assessment of these development programmes," he stressed.
The speaker affirmed that the stake is to move from "an extensive process to an intensive one through a results-based management."
On the other hand, Cristina Amaral, representative of UNDP said that "the assessment is in the heart of the actions UNDP, which has always worked for completing the launched projects."
She said that the assessment "is a mandatory step, not to control rather to learn lessons, measure the accuracy of programmes, their efficiency and impact in order to adjust the followed policy."
The UN official said that the purpose is that our internal assessment method at the UNDP "can useful to our Algerian partners to improve the assessment of the national development policies."