M&E Responsibilities Of The PCU

Project Co-ordination Unit (PCU) and Project Co-ordination Units (PCUs):
There are three line departments involved in the Project (the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Animal Husbandry, and the Department of Agricultural Marketing). All of these departments have established their respective Project Implementation Unit (PIU) that is responsible for implementation of activities carried out by their respective departments. The Project Co-ordination  Unit (PCU), headed by the Project Director, has been established to facilitate coordination across the various line departments for the Project implementation. PCU and all PIUs will work under direct supervision and control of PD, MACP.

M&E Responsibilities of the PCU:
The PCU has the operational responsibility for planning and coordinating M&E activities for the entire Project. A full-time senior M&E specialist recruited in the PCU is responsible for overseeing all activities related to M&E. The PCU is responsible for: 

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Project Co-ordination Unit (PCU) and Project Co-ordination Units (PCUs):
There are three line departments involved in the Project (the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Animal Husbandry, and the Department of Agricultural Marketing). All of these departments have established their respective Project Implementation Unit (PIU) that is responsible for implementation of activities carried out by their respective departments. The Project Co-ordination  Unit (PCU), headed by the Project Director, has been established to facilitate coordination across the various line departments for the Project implementation. PCU and all PIUs will work under direct supervision and control of PD, MACP.

M&E Responsibilities of the PCU:
The PCU has the operational responsibility for planning and coordinating M&E activities for the entire Project. A full-time senior M&E specialist recruited in the PCU is responsible for overseeing all activities related to M&E. The PCU is responsible for: 

  • Analysis of all Project-level M&E information and generation of regular six-monthly  M&E  reports; 
  • Updating  key  performance  indicators by consolidating information provided by the different implementing agencies and the external M&E agency;
  • Conducting independent field visits to monitor implementation and outputs of selected Project activities;
  • Commissioning special M&E studies as needed;
  • Identifying bottlenecks and corrective actions, if needed;
  • Documenting success stories;
  • Regular reporting to the Project Steering Committee; and
  • Six-monthly reporting to the World Bank on the Project status.
The six-monthly reports would include, inter alia,
  • An up-to-date physical and financial expenditure data compared  to annual and end-Project  targets;
  • An updated indicator of Project performance compared to annual and end-Project targets;
  • The successes and the problems encountered during the reporting period with suggested remedial actions; and
  • The socio-economic and environmental impacts of the Project.
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