The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning or MFDP launches a dashboard project to capture every governmental project at various line ministries and agencies across the country.Giving overview of the project, Deputy Finance Minister for Economic Management, Augustus J. Flomo says it is aimed managing aid to all government direct funded projects.
“This project is going to deal with large volume of aid over and above the size of the national budget, including PSIP tracking”, Minister Flomo explains.
According to him, low visible project tracking and effective reporting highly fragmented large number of different development partners’ and sectorial government projects.
He notes that since 2012, an aid management platform for capturing aid data was provided by development gateway, and such initiative was very helpful to the government especially, the ministry, because it helps staff to understand its needs and potential benefit of a web base system.
He adds that the MFDP and BSI are currently working together to review users needs and develop a new open source platform that will be more suited to the Liberian context which he says is being supported, by the Government of Sweden.
He says the objective of the data collection is to inform GOL decision making in the MTEF budget process by managing domestic and external flows and improving the linkages expenditure and result over medium term.
“This project will also support timely and predictable counterparts funding disbursement for the successful execution of PSIP.”
The launch, which took place on the second floor of the ministry, brought together officials of government from line ministries, and agencies including development partners from USAID, World Bank, EU, ADB, among others. Press Release
By Lewis S. Teh