Seychelles: Seychelles Nation
Principal secretaries, chief executives, special advisors, human resource and other senior officials from all three branches of government gathered last week in a forum to learn, through different presentations, of the progress made and the ongoing effort to implement results-based management across government in order to strengthen public sector performance.
They also had the opportunity to discuss their challenges and were apprised of ways to further strengthen results-based management (RBM) in the respective sectors.
The forum was organised by the Ministry of Finance, Trade, Investment and Economic Planning and the department of Public Administration in partnership with the World Bank.
The secretary of state for Finance, Patrick Payet, who is also the chairperson of the RBM steering committee, launched the forum that took place at Eden Bleu.
Addressing everyone present, he reminded them that it was in March 2013 that the cabinet approved the RBM policy which furthers government’s effort to establish a framework in which resources, activities and results are linked transparently across government with a standard basis for reporting of financial and non-financial information.
“This policy also reinforces government commitment to achieve the goals of the public service reforms,” SS Payet stressed.
He went on to add that following the macro-economic reforms that Seychelles went through, RBM came at an opportune time where with their stakeholders the different departments plan together on what needs to be done in their respective sectors according to their different portfolios.