Conclusions and Recommendations
The implementation of the NPRS through the PAP 2006-2008 made some progress if we
take into account all the measures and reforms implemented through government incentives. However, the level of execution of planned projects is low both in terms of the PAP and of the PIP, the main reason being the lack of resources despite the efforts made to mobilize funds. With the sectoral round tables (on education, infrastructure, and governance) held in December 2006 and the prospects for debt forgiveness, we anticipate that better results will be obtained in 2007.
2. The functioning of the NPRS implementation, monitoring, and assessment mechanism requires stability, ownership of the mechanism by the various stakeholders, therefore meeting to sensitize the various agencies are needed. It is therefore advisable that any effort by the PRO in the first half of 2007 should be geared towards implementing the mechanism.
3. To ensure that trends in NPRS implementation are monitored (physical and financial developments in projects and programs), using the information produced by the existing structures (DPE, INE, and sectoral ministries) there must be real ownership of the NPRS and absolute consistency between the PIP and the PAP, which could not be established during the period.
4. The weak organization of the sectors and the poor circulation of information within and between sectors makes it hard for the focal points to perform their work and to conduct the monitoring activities that would gather the necessary information at the end of each period to produce a report taking stock of the situation and of the decisions made.
5. Training in monitoring implementation is imperative whether at the sectoral level or at the level of the PRO.