The Government of Jamaica has given its commitment to the implementation of a Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System (PMES), which is comprised of an improved system for the setting of performance goals; selecting useful performance indicators and targets; reporting on results; and implementing the core components of the managing for results programme. This document provides the framework for the implementation of the PMES.
The PMES seeks to strengthen results-based management of public sector policies, programmes and projects, through improved linkages between planning, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation and reporting mechanisms. With the introduction of the PMES in all Ministries and selected portfolio Departments and Agencies since 2010, its implementation is focused on establishing and sustaining a system that meets the demand for relevant performance information required to better support the decision-making processes of Government. As such, the provision of reliable and credible information, performance accountability, and consistent building of human and technological capacities are critical to the sustainability of the PMES.