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National Accountability Bureau’s effective Anti-Corruption Strategy yielding positive results: Chairman National Accountability Bureau

Islamabad, January 19, 2017 (PPI-OT):Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review latest progress on NAB’s Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) at NAB Headquarter. In line with the initiatives of Chairman NAB, Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) was introduced in NAB Headquarter and NAB’s Regional Bureaus in order to measure and evaluate the performance of NAB in quantitative and qualitative manners.

During the meeting, Advisor to Chairman on Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) gave presentation regarding the latest progress on the working of Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) in NAB Headquarter and NAB’s Regional Bureaus in line with the decisions taken in the previous meeting held on December 01, 2016 about its efficacy in future.

He informed that on the directions of Chairman, NAB, an effective Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) has been developed, catering to the needs of all concerned having salient features of maintenance of data at each stage including complaint entry, complaint verification, inquiry, investigation, prosecution stage and record proceedings of Regional Board Meetings and Executive Board Meetings.

The Chairman NAB said that an effective accountability mechanism is quintessential for economic growth, investment and stability of social order. Since its inception, NAB had chalked out a comprehensive Anti-Corruption Strategy comprising Enforcement, Awareness and Prevention to educate the people which are yielding positive results due to serious efforts to combat corruption by NAB with the realization that it is our national duty.

The Chairman NAB said that the basic purpose of introducing Monitoring and Evaluation System in NAB is to monitor the implementation of decisions and the outputs systematically, and to measure and evaluate the performance of NAB in quantitative and qualitative manners which will help in enhancing the operational capabilities of NAB. He said that Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) forms the basis for modification of interventions and assessing the quality of activities being conducted.

He said that Monitoring and Evaluation System helps with identifying the most valuable and efficient use of resources. It is very critical and important for developing objective conclusions as Monitoring and Evaluation System provide the necessary data to guide strategic planning and helps improving performance and achieving results to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact.

He said that Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) is very important management tool to monitor progress and it facilitates in decision making as well as establishes links between the past, present and future actions. He directed all NAB Regional Bureaus to overcome any shortcomings in implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) in their Regional Bureaus in the light of the outcome of Pilot Project completed in NAB Rawalpindi in letter and spirit in order to further improvement in institutionalizing the support and supervision at different levels of management in NAB and conduct all complaint verification, inquiries and investigation as per laid down laws/SOPs.

The Chairman NAB reiterated that NAB is committed to eradicate corruption by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy. He appreciated the work done by MES team under the supervision of Advisor to Chairman on Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E). The Chairman NAB asked Senior Member Chairman Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI and MT) that annual inspection of all Regional Bureau of NAB has been started from the first week of January 2017, besides reviewing performance of all wings of NAB’s Regional Bureaus, latest progress on implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) may be monitored.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
Attaturk Avenue G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-111-NAB-NAB (111-622-622)
Fax: +92-51-9214503
Email: chairman@nab.gov.pk, infonab@nab.gov.pk
Website: www.nab.gov.pk

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