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DAD Community of practice Towards Effective M&E 2011 CAMEROUN. June 2011. A new Way of Managing Aid Information in Cameroon. June 2011. MAIN ITEMS. Cameroon in brief ; Context of Aid management; Context of reforms; DAD system in Cameroon Why DAD system important;
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DAD Community of practice Towards Effective M&E 2011 CAMEROUN June 2011
A new Way of Managing Aid Information in Cameroon June 2011
MAIN ITEMS • Cameroon in brief ; • Context of Aid management; • Context of reforms; • DAD system in Cameroon • Why DAD system important; • Cameroon as new user; • DAD in Cameroon today; • Challenges; • Difficulties.
CAMEROON IN BRIEF • Cameroun is a country located in Central Africa considered as a country since 1884 • Independent since 1960 • Population : around 20 millions • Area : 475 000 KM square • Lower Intermediate revenue country since 2010
CONTEXT OF AID MANAGEMENT • Official Development assistance represent an important part of public ressources for Programs and Projects implementation in Cameroon • To reinforce external resources effectiveness in Cameroon according to the Paris Declaration principles, Cameroon's Government has engage since 2006 important reforms as far as public management are concerned.
CONTEXT OF AID MANAGEMENT • What is very important to know is that Cameroon has accomplished in April 2006 the Highly Indebted Poor Country Initiative (HIPC) • From that period, aid management strategy has change a lot.
CONTEXT OF REFORMS • At the institutional level : • A new department in charge of planning, cooperation and public investment has been created in 2007 • A new fiscal regime has been adopted by the National Assembly • A tripartite framework for public finance reforms made of government, private sector and donors
CONTEXT OF REFORMS • At the institutional level : • A tripartite framework, Government, donors, parliament and civil society has been setup to discuss effectiveness matters • A Working Group made of different ministry representatives has been created to follow up Paris Declaration implementation in Cameroon.
CONTEXT OF REFORMS • At the operational level • Aid management in Cameroon have been separated into 3 functions : • Front Office carried out by the ministry of Economy • Middle office carried out by the ministry of Economy (MINEPAT) and the Autonomous Sinking Funds (CAA) that is in charge of debt management. • Back Office carried out mainly by Autonomous Sinking Funds (CAA) in collaboration with Ministry of Finance.
CONTEXT OF REFORMS Back Office Autonomous Sinking Funds (CAA) Directorate General of Treasury and monetary cooperation (MINFI) ASSISTANCE MONITORING Audits Front Office Directorate General of Cooperation (MINEPAT) • Chamber of Account • Ministry of Supreme State Audit Directorate General of Economy and Public Investment Programming (MINEPAT) Middle Office
DAD System Why DAD System important??? Since aid functions are separated, it becomes very important to get centralized database system that can be shared by all holders. Very important ! a system that can be connected to existing monitoring systems.
DAD System As DAD system user Cameroun is a new comer • What is expected from the system???? • Reinforce monitoring and evaluation of project and programs implementation • Setup an interchange framework for all stakeholders ; • Having the spatial planning of project on the national territory
DAD System As DAD system user Cameroun is a new comer • What is expected from the system???? • Make statistics on aid ; • Reinforce public investment budget preparation process • Improve the process of external resources programming ; • Improve counterpart funds programming for external financings
DAD System DAD system in Cameroon today ? • The system is available since April 2010 as far as the technology is concerned. • Unfortunately still on synergy site • http://dad.synisys.com/dadcameroon
DAD System DAD system in Cameroon today ? • You can also find Basic data in the system • Mainly project description; • Funding agencies • Implementer agencies • Costing; • Convention… • What lacking??? • disbursement information • engagements • physical execution • Paris Declaration indicators • ….
DAD System DAD system in Cameroon today ? Can you monitor aid implementation with the system today??? Oh ! Just say No No !!!!! They are too many difficulties and challenges! And we have too much to learn from you! Old users.
DAD System Challenges!! • Stakeholders participating in the system management with information filling; • Updating information in the system; • Integrating the DAD system into existing systems ; • Developing an operational for the system management and sharing
DAD System Difficulties!! • We are going to discuss on this matter by presenting Cameroon’s system.
DAD System Expectation!! • Experience of others countries : • How do you proceed for data collection; • How to encourage donors using the system; • How often do you Update the system ; • What are the difficulties of implementing the system in our country domain ;