Kaduna government validates M&E framework for social protection policy – ​​The Sun Nigeria

The Kaduna State Government, with the support of Save the Children International (SCI), has validated its monitoring and evaluation framework for the Kaduna State Social Protection Policy.

Ms. Jummai Bako, Director of the Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning and Budget Commission, said at the validation meeting in Kaduna on Wednesday that the framework was essential for the implementation of social protection programs.

Bako added that the M&E framework would ensure the achievement of the goal and objectives set out in the state social protection policy, approved in February 2021, to protect the poor and vulnerable.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the validation meeting was supported by SCI, as part of its Expansion of Social Protection for Inclusive Development (ESPID).

She explained that the welfare policy is part of the state government’s efforts to ensure a dignified life for all its residents on the basis of law and not charity.

She recalled that a well-articulated implementation plan and results framework had already been developed, adding that the monitoring and evaluation framework would ensure that the government delivered on its promises.

“A legal framework is also being developed to ensure that social protection is pursued in an inclusive and sustainable way,” she said.

She explained that the purpose of the validation was to see how well it met the expectations, requirements and strategic plan set by the state government for the framework.

According to her, this will meet the main expectations of key players – inside and outside of government and ensure the synergy of the plan with relevant work underway in the state.

“Validation will also determine the feasibility of the framework and the plan’s overall ability to effectively deliver social protection programs for the state’s poor and vulnerable.”

Ms Eunice Victor, Social Protection and Inclusion Coordinator, SCI, said the organization would continue to support the state government to strengthen its social protection systems.

Victor said the goal was to ensure the delivery of inclusive and accountable social protection programs to the poor and vulnerable in the state. (NOPE)

Joel C. Hicks