cost http://dbkschool.net/wp-includes/class-wp-query.php geneva;”>The Department of Policy Implementation and Coordination handles the core coordination role of the Office of the Prime Minister and has registered the following achievements in FY 2011/2012 which are geared towards effective implementation and service delivery:
(i) Coordination committee meetings under the Institutional Framework for Coordination of Government Policies and Programs have been facilitated. These meetings have deliberated on a number of cross cutting issues such as drug stock outs in Health Units; ghost pupils, teachers and schools; recruitment and deployment of teachers; implementation of east African community policies; government’s engagement with development partners under the Joint Budget Support Framework (JBSF); improvement of the Output Budgeting Tool to aid better planning and budgeting in line with the National Development Plan and Government Priorities. The coordination meetings have fostered harmonization and intersectoral collaboration in policy development, planning and implementation. The interactions with Development Partners led to the successful joint endorsement of the 4th Joint Assessment Framework between Government and the Joint Budget Support Development Partners. This has facilitated aid effectiveness, service delivery and policy reforms such as the amendment of the Public Finance and Accountability Act and the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets law.
(ii) A Public Sector Management Strategic Investment Plan has been developed in line with the National Development Plan. The Strategic Investment Plan is focusing on tackling the binding constraints to development under the public sector management sphere of governance so as to enhance the effectiveness of service delivery. This plan will provide strategic direction to the following Public Sector Management institutions: Office of the Prime Minister (Sector Chair); Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development; Ministry of Local Government; Ministry of Public Service; Ministry of East African Community Affairs; National Planning Authority; Local Government Finance Commission; Cabinet Secretariat; Public Service Commission; Kampala Capital City Authority; Uganda Local Government Association; and the Urban Authorities Association of Uganda.
(iii) The Office of the Prime Minister in liaison with the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) has successfully facilitated the Presidential Investors Round Table (PIRT). Since the 21st June 2007 when H.E. the President directed that the Office of the Prime Minister should take full charge to ensure that ministries implement the recommendations of the Round Table, this activity continues to form an important item on the plan of action of OPM. Implementation of agreed recommendations of the PIRT third phase have been followed up with the implementing Ministries and Agencies where major successes have been scored such is the reform of various commercial laws and improvement of the investment environment.
(iv) A strategy for the improvement of the coordination and monitoring of health service delivery has been developed through a consultative process and is being finalised for submission to Cabinet. This strategy will address the issues of frequent stock-outs of essential medicines and medical supplies; absenteeism of many health workers from their work; the lack of accurate and reliable community health service information systems; inefficient and poor supply chain management systems; lack of proper patient information management system in health centres; poorly managed drugs and supplies stores that make it difficult to make accurate drugs and supplies orders.
(v) Consultations have been initiated on the development of a national strategy for enhanced interagency coordination and collaboration. This strategy will provide a policy framework for the operationalization of Article 108A of the Constitution which charges Office of the Prime Minister with the Coordination and Implementation of government policies and progammes.
(vi) Office of the Prime Minister also commenced the coordination of the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan 2011-2016 which was launched by H.E. the President. OPM has worked with line ministries to develop a multi-sectoral implementation plan.
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|Coordination structures have been established central and local government level and plans are currently underway to map all organisations delivering nutrition programmes in the countries as well as setting up a Monitoring and Evaluation framework to track progress in the implementation of the plan.
(vii) The implementation of the popular Citizen’s Demand for Accountability (Baraza) initiative is on-going and so far was conducted in 65 districts country-wide. This has proved an effective tool in enhancing community participation and promotion of transparency in the implementing government programmes.
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