Agriculture is a major recipient of donor funds in the form of projects and programes. To better organise and monitor the inflows for effectiveness, the Central Project Coordination Unit
(CPCU) was conceptualized. The strategic goal of the CPCU Plan is therefore ‘’institutionalization of a stable, highly professional and functionally efficient and effective CPCU of MOA’’.
The institutional mandate of the CPCU as envisaged by the 2007 Cabinet Paper which
established its antecedent PIMU includes:
- Project Aid Coordination and Facilitation of Donor-MOA/Government Dialogue;
- Project Implementation Management Oversight;
- Investments and Procurement Program Coordination; and,
- Capacity Building on Project Administration.
To fulfil the improved aid effectiveness concerns of the Paris Declaration, this mandate is
redefined to include responsibility for the arrangements and procedures for all public financial
management, accounting, auditing, results frameworks and monitoring & evaluation for all
agricultural investment projects of MOA.
The following life-time results are expected following the implementation of the CPCU Strategic
- Improved operational efficiency and effectiveness of project administration and public procurement and public expenditure management consistent with project results orientated accountability;
- Improved aid coordination, harmonization and alignment with the government’s
- Socio-economic development agenda and vision as well as donor requirements;
- Developed and improved portfolio and public investment management with performance-based infrastructure of M&E;
- Developed and improved capacity of MOA personnel in project administration duties, including project implementation performance assessment and monitoring, public reporting, communications and expenditure management;
- Developed and improved both public and private sector including NGO capacities for aid/grant/loan acquisitions, coordination, implementation and investment programming;
- Developed and improved both MOA personnel and private sector including NGO capacities on effectiveness and efficiency of agricultural sector project management including the development of policies, rules and regulations that complement international best practices as enunciated by donors;
- Systematic communication of project management results to donor, the MOFEA, all key stakeholder ministries, key government counterparts and the public;
- Established functional mechanisms to ensure durable institutional memory and, coordination of donors’ and government resources in support of national agricultural development aimed at poverty reduction, economic growth and socio-political stability; and,
- Transfer public resource management skills/knowledge from CPCU consultants to the MOA project managers and other relevant MOA departments and units.