Coordination of NIMES
The Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate is charged with the responsibility of coordination of the National Integrated M&E system (NIMES). This function includes establishment and operationalization of the various NIMES Committees; support to counties on establishment and operationalization of County Integrated M&E Systems (CIMES); support the Central Planning and Project Monitoring Units (CPPMUs) in the line ministries to enable them undertake the M&E function; ensure linkage between NIMES and CIMES; harmonization of the various monitoring frameworks in the public sector; implementation of the NIMES reporting framework and generally promote an M&E culture and practice in the Public sector.
A well-coordinated NIMES/CIMES provides National and County governments with reliable mechanisms to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of implementation of policies, programmes and projects. There are various reports and documents produced under the NIMES Framework which are critical in informing policy decision making. MED coordinates dissemination of these product through various means that include the Kenya National M&E Weeks, e-NIMES platform, MED Website, public forums such as International Trade Fairs, Public Service Week among others.
To strengthen its coordination mechanism, the Directorate has developed policy documents and guiding documents for conducting ME in the country. Such guidelines include Kenya National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy; Kenya Norms and Standards for public sector, Guidelines for development of CIMES, and Kenya Evaluation guidelines. The MED also coordinates support from development partners for harmonized support to County Governments M&E systems.