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Lagos to measure budget performance by outcome


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Following the approval of the reordering of the Lagos State Budget by the House of Assembly, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Kadri Abayomi has disclosed that budget performance will henceforth be measured by the budget outcomes as against inputs or outputs.

Kadri, who revealed this today while speaking at a workshop organized by SPARC/DFID at the Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja themed, “Lagos 2015 Self Evaluation and Assessment Tool (SEAT)”, which focused on budget performance tracking using deliveries as measurement as against input or output, stated that his Ministry will be more strident in the monitoring and evaluating functions to ensure that the people of Lagos State get value for money in all projects and programmes embarked upon by the government.

He opined that, since the Lagos State Development Plan (LSDP) which provides policy guidelines to all MDAs presents outcomes and outcome target for each development pillar, Nine Functional Groups with the standard Classification of Functions of Government (COFOG) and each sector as per budget classification; it necessarily follows that the Budget Performance which is reported quarterly be hinged on the expected outcome of the expenditure incurred.

According to him, “The expected outcome would have been set and agreed upon at the bilateral budget discussion between Agencies and the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget which now form basis for tracking the performance of such projects and programmes by mileage even before completion”.

On the 2016 Budget, the Permanent Secretary explained that the State Government would endeavour to employ the programme – based budgeting approach, stressing that the approach emphasizes on most priority programmes and projects which should be fitted within a sectors resource envelope, monitored and evaluated to ensure value for money and improve standard of living of Lagosians.

Kadri added that the budget process links expenditure requirements to the core programmes of MDAs which aligns with the mandate of the MDAs rather than having an activity based budget.

Asked to throw further light on the “Budget Outcome” concept, he exemplified that, “the health sector will not be measured by the number of Mother/Child Clinics built but by the targeted percentage reduction in Maternal and Infant mortality rate. In the same vein, the budget performance of LASTMA will be measured by the reduction in travel time as against the number of personnel and traffic management gadgets and vehicles etc injected into the system. By this measure, the people are the target of budget implementation and the State will be better for it”.

It will be recalled that the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode had recently reordered the 2015 Budget and got approval for N19.7bn as capital expenditure and N5.7bn for recurrent expenditure.


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