THE MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND INVESTMENT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence – Freedom - Happiness
No. 1248/2007/QD-BKH
Hanoi, October 30, 2007
 
DECISION
PROMULGATING THE FRAMEWORK FOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF ODA PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS DURING 2006-2010
THE MINISTER OF PLANNING AND INVESTMENT
Pursuant to the Governments Decree No. 61/2003/ND-CP of June 6, 2003, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Planning and Investment;
Pursuant to the Prime Ministers Decision No. 150/2006/QD-TTg of June 23, 2006, promulgating the Governments program of action for implementation of the national strategy on foreign borrowings and payment of foreign debts till 2010;
Pursuant to the Prime Ministers Decision No. 290/2006/QD-TTg of December 29, 2006, approving the scheme on orientation to attract and use official development assistance (ODA) during 2006-2010;
Pursuant to the Prime Minister s Decision No. 94/2007/QD-TTg of June 27, 2007, approving the plan of action for implementation of the scheme on orientation to attract and use ODA during 2006-2010;
Pursuant to the Governments Decree No. 131/2006/ND-CP of November 9, 2006, promulgating the Regulation on ODA management and use;
Pursuant to the Ministry of Planning and Investments Circular No. 04/2007/QD-TTg of July 30, 2007, guiding the implementation of the Regulation on ODA management and use (promulgated together with the Governments Decree No. 131/2006/ND-CP of November 9, 2006);
Pursuant to the Planning and Investment Ministers Decision No. 803/2007/QD-BKH of July 30, 2007, promulgating the regime of reporting on the implementation of ODA programs and projects;
At the proposal of the Director of the Foreign Economics Department, the Ministry of Planning and Investment,
DECIDES:
Article 1. To promulgate together with this Decision the framework for monitoring and evaluation of ODA programs and projects during 2006-2010 (below referred to as ODA monitoring and evaluation framework for short).
Article 2. Ministries, ministerial-level agencies, government-attached agencies, central agencies of mass organizations and Peoples Committees of provinces and centrally run cities shall direct, implement and guide their attached units to implement this Decision.
Article 3. This Decision takes effect 15 days after its publication in CONG BAO.
Article 4. Ministries, ministerial-level agencies, government-attached agencies, central agencies of mass organizations and Peoples Committees of provinces and centrally run cities shall implement this Decision.
Ministries, branches and localities shall report problems arising in the course of implementation to the Ministry of Planning and Investment for solution.

 

 
MINISTER OF PLANNING AND INVESTMENT



Vo Hong Phuc
 
FRAMEWORK
FOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF ODA PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS DURING 2006-2010
(Promulgated together with the Planning and Investment Ministers Decision No. 1248/2007/QD-BKH of October 30, 2007)
FOREWORD
In order to support the performance of 2006-2010 socio-economic development tasks, the Vietnamese Communist Party and State are determined to further attract and use official development assistance (ODA) while raising the efficiency of its use and ensuring debt payment capacity.
Donors have further made strong commitments to providing ODA for Vietnam, especially after the country became the 150th member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
It is expected that during the 5 years from 2006-2010, donors will commit to grant USD 19-21 billion of ODA capital to Vietnam. The 2006-2010 five-year plan has set the task of disbursing USD 11 billion of this committed amount.
As ODA constitutes a public financial source of the Government, with concessional loans accounting for around 80%, it is necessary to enhance the inspection, supervision, monitoring and evaluation by political organizations, social organizations, communities benefiting from ODA and donors of the use of ODA capital at all levels (program/project management units (referred to as PMUs for short)), project owners, managing agencies and state management agencies in charge of ODA), in order to maximize accountability and aid effectiveness as well as national debt safety.
In Decision No. 150/2006/QD-TTg of June 23, 2006, promulgating the Governments program of action for implementation of the national strategy on foreign borrowings and payment of foreign debts till 2010, the Prime Minister assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment to formulate a framework for monitoring and evaluation of ODA programs and projects during 2006-2010; the methodology and process of evaluation of impacts of completed investment and construction projects (below referred to as ODA monitoring and evaluation framework).
The Governments Decree No. 131/2006/ND-CP of November 9, 2006, set the tasks of establishing, operating and perfecting a national system of monitoring and evaluation of ODA programs and projects; sharing information with concerned agencies and donors and efficiently exploiting this system.
The Prime Ministers Decision No. 94/2007/QD-TTg of June 27, 2007, approving the plan of action for implementation of the scheme on orientation to attract and use ODA during 2006-2010, set the task of enhancing the monitoring and evaluation of ODA programs and projects with 4 major activities, including (i) building a database on ODA, (ii) elaborating a regulation on sharing of information between Vietnamese agencies and donors, (iii) identifying ODA indicators to be included in socio-economic indicators in national statistics, and (iv) institutionalizing the system of monitoring and evaluation of ODA projects.
Based on the assessment of the actual monitoring and evaluation of ODA programs and projects in the recent past, research results and experience drawn in the process of pilot establishment of an ODA monitoring and evaluation system in some ministries, branches and localities1, and relevant experience of some foreign countries, the Ministry of Planning and Investment has formulated a framework for monitoring and evaluation of ODA programs and projects together with a plan of action to establish and operate a national system for monitoring and evaluation of ODA programs and projects during 2006-2010.
The ODA monitoring and evaluation framework has been formulated on the basis of:
- The 2006-2010 five-year socio-economic development plan;
- The orientation for foreign debt management toward 2010 (according to the Prime Ministers Decision No. 135/2005/QD-TTg of June 8, 2005);
- The scheme on orientation to attract and use ODA during 2006-2010 (according to the Prime Ministers Decision No. 290/2006/QD-TTg of December 29, 2006):
- The plan of action for implementation of the scheme on orientation to attract and use ODA during 2006-2010, promulgated together with the Prime Ministers Decision No. 94/2007/QD-TTg of June 27, 2007;
- The Governments Decree No. 131/2006/ND-CP of November 9, 2006, promulgating the Regulation on ODA management and use;
- The Ministry of Planning and Investments Circular No. 04/2007/TT-BKH of July 30, 2007, guiding the implementation of the Governments Decree No. 131/2006/ND-CP of November 9, 2006, on ODA management and use;
- The Planning and Investment Ministers Decision No. 803/2007/QD-BKH of July 30, 2007, promulgating the regime of reporting on the implementation of ODA programs and projects;
- The study results and experience drawn in the process of pilot establishment of an ODA monitoring and evaluation system in 6 ministries (the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Education and Training, and the Ministry of Health), and 7 provinces and cities (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Bac Ninh, Nghe An, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai).
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