Evaluation of the project “Capacity development at MoFTs at State and entity level for effective management of public investments PIP-DIP”
This assignment was an evaluation of the project “Capacity development at MoFTs at State and entity level for effective management of public investments PIP-DIP”. The project aimed at increasing the capacity of Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT), the RS Ministry of Finance (RS-MoF), the FBiH Ministry of Finance (FBiH-MoF), as well as other government bodies in the management of the public investment process by designing and implementing integrated planning and budgeting systems that would functionally connect development strategies at State and Entity level and, within that context, the Public Investment Programme (PIP) preparation processes. Sida commissioned SIPU to undertake this evaluation in order to assess of the progress achieved against stated objectives and to make conclusions about the future direction of the project.
The evaluation found that overall, the project was relevant, effective in achieving the specific objectives and had considerable impact. It was well managed by the project team which proved flexible and gained the full involvement of the key beneficiaries, manifested in their sense of ownership and commitment, a key to sustainability. Yet, the evaluation found that for its overarching objective to be achieved, more support would be needed, particularly at the lower levels of government, by targeting a broader pool of beneficiaries.