Annual Development Plan Monitoring Dashboard

The Finance Department, Government of Sindh, has rolled out Public Sector Management Reform Project (SPSMRP) in collaboration with World Bank with an aim to strengthen Public Sector Performance through improved revenue generation and expenditure management. This project supports government in improving upstream government systems, hence resulting in better policies and service delivery through three objectives a). Improved Sales Tax on Services (STS) collection; b). Improved credibility of budget execution; c). Reduce time taken to process contracts and other intermediate result indicators.

The Planning and Development Department (P&DD) prepares the one billion dollar-plus Annual Development Program (ADP) and coordinates all external assistance. The Monitoring and Evaluation Cell (MEC) within the P&D department has the mandate to monitor the development portfolio of the province and provides feedback on physical progress of the development schemes on a regular basis (approximately 300 out of over 2000 schemes). Information on physical progress of selected development projects is also periodically obtained from executing agencies. Information about financial releases and utilization against all development projects/ schemes is available on the Project to Improve Financial Reporting and Auditing (PIFRA) system, which is available to P&DD only on monthly basis. Tracking progress against specific defined milestones for the entire development portfolio, enhancing verifiability and accuracy of the MEC monitoring reports, assessing quality of construction on a more regular and cost effective basis and acquiring beneficiary feedback are some areas where information provision could be strengthened.

The Urban Unit, Lahore was awarded this project after competitive bidding process. The Urban Unit has immense past experience in implementing IT based monitoring projects. The scope of the project is to develop a Web based Monitoring System and field based Android application to monitor the ongoing schemes of the following five departments:

1. Energy Department

2. Education Department

3. Works and Services Department

4. Public Health Engineering Department

5. Irrigation Department