Namibia To Follow Millennium Challenge Development Success
From New Era
The success achieved by the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Namibia programme, which rounded off its activities in September last year after a five-year run in the country, could easily be replicated through other public and private entities provided that such entities focus on results, says Kandi Shejavali, who was responsible for monitoring and evaluation of MCA Namibia programmes.
MCA Namibia implemeted developmental activities with a grant of US$304.5 million (nearly N$3.6 billion at current exchange rate) in education, tourism, and agricultural sectors. Although MCA Namibia activities closed in September 2014, the administration part of the programme would close at the end of this month.
Shejavali says MCA Namibia was focused on results guided by development, implementation and close-out throughout the programme of activities.
“In an age of heightened calls for government accountability – not just in Namibia, but around the world – a focus on results helps ensure programme effectiveness and efficiency,” she says. “In other words, results focus increases value for taxpayers’ money. You know, those large sums of money that you and I periodically give to various tax collectors that we would like to see deployed for the greater good but that we all too often hear and read about being put to work in dubious ways for dubious ends.
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