Self-Assessment of Budgetary Programs
Background for introduction
- In 2005, MOSF introduced Self-Assessment of Budgetary Programs (SABP) to enhance links between performance evaluation and budget allocation.
- SABP was introduced to strengthen links between performance information and budget allocation.
Overview of the process
Description of “Self-Assessment of Budgetary Program”
- Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) reviews self-assessment of programs done by line ministries/agencies
- Budgetary authority provides a standardized checklist for reporting self-assessment
- The checklist contains questions on program design, performance management system, program implementation, and actual performance
- Entire programs are reviewed in three years.
- About 1/3 programs are reviewed each year
- About 300 sub-programs are reviewed each year
- Evaluation unit is usually sub-programs which are unit for budget allocation by MOSF
- While PMSBP relies on the small number of key performance measures for the performance management, SABP collects more detailed information on budgetary programs.
- SABP examines planning, management and results of budgetary programs by a checklist designed by MOSF.
- Line ministries/agencies evaluate their programs by answering the questions provided by the checklist.
- It plans to evaluate all the budgetary programs in 3 years by evaluating 1/3 of programs every year.
- More than 1,700 programs have been evaluated between 2005 and 2007.
|Contents of Checklist
|Design and Planning
- Program purpose
- Rationale for govemment spending
- Duplication with other programs
- Efficiency of program design
- Relevance of performance objectives and indicators
- Relevance of performance targets
- Monitoring efforts
- Obstacles of program implementation
- Implementation as planned
- Efficiency improvement or budget saving
|Results and accountability
- Independent program evaluation
- Utilization of evaluation results