Supporting Governance of Public-Sector Schemes

The Need

Ensuring simultaneous implementation across a broad multi-sectoral development schemes portfolio can be challenging

Standard implementation process for individual development schemes:

The standard process for implementing schemes is at the departmental level, with minimal external oversight from senior stakeholders aside from the approval stage. against national and international regulations

Why is this process inappropriate for implementing a large-scale portfolio of schemes?
  • A large-scale portfolio can have several scheme-level implementation issues
  • Within a standard departmental implementation process, senior stakeholders can’t resolve scheme-level implementation issues such as bottlenecks, or delays
  • To ensure smooth implementation of the portfolio, these issues need to be identified and escalated to senior stakeholders
  • External oversight and coordination also helps ensure overarching portfolio goals can be met.
The Intervention

Impetus emphasized the importance of close monitoring at the scheme-by-scheme level facilitated by routines to ensure timely implementation


Schemes should be prioritized based on the potential impact they will have on citizens

Schemes directly addressing citizen needs are fast-tracked


Frequent review meetings allow schemes to be brought to the attention of senior stakeholders for monitoring


Structured data reporting mechanisms should be established to monitor scheme by scheme implementation

Regular reporting allowing for the identification of issues in real-time


Constant monitoring allows identified issues to be escalated swiftly if needed

Performance Management

Progress against clear output-level milestones and targets should be reviewed by senior stakeholders

Systematic monitoring of scheme progress allows adjustments to ensure smooth implementation

A priority matrix was suggested to help identify high and immediate impact schemes

As well as an online platform where departments could report and review scheme progress in real-time

Reporting through
online form

Implementing departments to provide regular progress updates through standardized templates on the online portal

Compilation in
central server

Data from all departments and schemes to be compiled in a central and secure database

Back-end analytics and
dashboard visualization

Compiled data to be analyzed through automated systems at the back-end, and insights to made available to senior stakeholders via
dashboard interface