Public Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Training (27th – 30th October 2015)
Conducted by: Mata’afa Dr. Desmond Amosa, Regional Advisor, Pacific Island Center of Public Administration (PICPA)
Policy Monitoring and Evaluation in the main, is about accountability and learning. The workshop in essence was a step by step guide on how to evaluate a policy within a government ministry for accountability and learning purposes.
Some common problems with evaluation processes across the Region were identified at the very beginning of the workshop, which are:
Output: represents the amount of work done, are the immediate results of activities, are products and services, and reflect a change in the supply of these products and services e.g. number of schools built, number of new curricula adopted…
Outcome: represents the use or application of outputs. Outcomes reflect a program’s benefits e.g. improved learning among students….
The 4 days period training was a step by step guidance of the evaluation processes of a Policy which are as follow:
Policy Evaluation Steps
Impacts Outcomes Outputs Activities Inputs
Start with the Desired Impacts and work back to define process through which they will be achieved
Best used for in – depth understanding of the intervention
Are numerical and analyzed with statistics
“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results” – Milton Friedman
workshop attended : Ms Maile Tu'itavuki and Mr Pesalili Latu
October 30 marked the last day of the 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.
And local companies were joined by civil service offices in the special competition organised by the Tonga Breast Cancer Society.
The competition included 11 companies and government ministries and departments.
These were Tonga Broadcasting Commission (Office /Business), Value City Ltd ( Shop), Reload Bar ( Office/ Business), Tonga Prime Minister’s Office (Office), Ministry of Public Enterprise (Office), Women’s Affairs & Culture & Youth Division (Office), Lalita Store (Business), Fun Food (Business), Neeru’s Pharmacy (Business), DigicelHeadquaters (Office/Business) and Koti’s Professional Ltd. Shop N Save (Business).
The winners were announced and the Ministry of Public Enterprises won the first prize.
Chief Executive Officer for Public Enterprises, Mr. Sione 'Akau'ola, attended the 24th Pacific Power Association Annual Conference at Majuro, Marshal Islands from the 13th to the 17th of July with the Hon Minister of Public Enterprises. The PPA Conference is the largest energy conference in the region and the focus was on all aspects of electricity in the Pacific Islands. This year, at the Conference, the Hon Minister for Public Enterprises, Poasi Tei presented at the conference to host the 25th Pacific Power Association Annual Conference to be held in Tonga 2016. After the presentation to the Board, they all voted and a resolution was passed that Tonga will host the 25th PPA Conference 2016. Following the conference, the CEO attended the Regional Workshop on Accelerating the Deployment of Feasible Renewable Energy Technologies in the Pacific Islands held in Honolulu, Hawaii from 21st to 23rd July, 2015.”
A comprehensive training session on the Companies Act and the Public Enterprises Act was held this Thursday at the Ministry of Revenue’s Conference room hosted by the Ministry of Public Enterprises. There were 30 participants comprising of company secretaries, legal advisors, CEO’s of the various Public Enterprises present. A public enterprise is a government owned business.