The State Department for Economic Planning through the Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (MED) is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the National Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (NIMES). NIMES was established to provide a mechanism to track implementation of projects and programmes contained in the Kenya Vision 2030, Government manifesto, SDGs and other international obligations. To address the prevailing challenges of effective data management component critical for evidence based decision making, the State Department for Economic Planning in collaboration with stakeholders developed an electronic NIMES / CIMES (e-NIMES / e-CIMES) as a Performance Management tool for Results (PMfR) platform that will support and strengthen NIMES/CIMES. The electronic system will provide a real-time, on screen reporting system for performance monitoring and evaluation of key priority programmes and projects. The system shall also provide a suitable platform preferably, a traffic light dashboard for reporting results on real time. The information generated is used for planning, policy and budget formulation process and evidence-based decision making.


Objectives of the e-NIMES/e-CIMES

§  To establish and maintain a database of indicators for monitoring implementation of the government development agenda such as Kenya Vision 2030 MTPs Indicators, Prevailing Development Agenda, and other international obligations such as the SDGs and ICPD 25 commitments;

§  To facilitate capture, storage and access of data/information on implementation of all policies, programmes and projects in the various plans at national and devolved level.

§  To facilitate timely preparation of Annual Progress Reports, County Annual Progress Reports and the Public Expenditure Reviews;

§  To provide timely evidence for decision-making in the implementation of Kenya Vision 2030 and the Big Four Agenda, and other international obligations such as SDGs and ICPD 25 commitments at both levels of government;

§  To provide an executive and ministerial dashboard for top management at national and county levels with timely, real time and accurate information on implementation status of government programs and projects; and 

§  To enhance transparency and accountability to all stakeholders in the implementation of projects in the Public Sector.


Key features of the e-NIMES/e-CIMES

§  The system has a Public Access Module where the Public can see the various projects within ministries and counties;

§  The system has an Executive Dashboard through which the President / Governor/ CSs / PSs / CECs / CCOs can have an overall view of the progress in implementation of various programmes and projects within their jurisdiction;

§  The system has internal control mechanism where once targets have been entered by the various agencies it can be disabled and only viewing and reporting allowed;

§  The system has a cascaded approach for strategic planning which starts with the Kenya Vision 2030 MTP at National level then to CIDPs at County level down to Strategic Plans and Annual work plans;

§  On screen dashboard with traffic lights for reporting level of achievements based on a weighted score;

§  Inbuilt framework for all Ministries and County governments: all Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Counties need just to update the Ministerial/County structures based on the executive orders and assign administrators and users (supervisors and technical staff);

§  The system has an electronic performance appraisal system that if counties so wish can use;

§  Inbuilt electronic work plan generator;

§  GPS enabled system that each project can be uploaded with its GPS location;

§  If the GPS is enabled, then they can locate the project to where it is and one can also generate maps for specific projects; and

§  The system has inbuilt checks such that there are various levels of approvals before the data is presented to the dashboard.