The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has Pre-launched the 2022 District league table and dissemination of the 2021 DTL report.
The District League Table (DLT) is a tool developed for tracking national development and highlighting Districts that are performing well and those which are handicapped in terms of the well-being of their population.
The District League Table (DLT) ranks Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) on selected sector-based indicators in order to highlight the performance of the districts.
The objective is to dialogue and inform the national level actors, especially MDAs and MMDAs on the selected indicators to assess the disparities and inequalities and use this to review current frameworks for policy dialogue as well as generate concrete programmatic suggestions.
The workshop will also be used to present to participants the outcome of the previous report (2021 DLT report) to inform decision-making at all levels.
The Vice Chairman of NDPC, Mr David Annang said, The DLT since its introduction in 2014 has become a key reference point for us to reflect on interventions we bring to our various districts and reprioritise for the general good of our districts and as duty bearers and decision-makers, our utmost goal is to improve the welfare of the people who have entrusted these positions to us.
We should also consider the results as a call to redirect our resources and investments into areas that we are not doing too well while maintaining and or improving in areas that have seen some progress, “he said ”
The District League Table is a simple ranking tool for assessing, comparing and tracking development in Metropolitan, Municipal and District areas (MMDs) based on selected indicators. The report complements efforts to strengthen the national monitoring and evaluation system. It also provides evidence on levels of disparities across the regions and districts and could be used to inform priorities, strategies and programmes.
The Representative of UNICEF, Mr Bright Atiase said, is the desire of UNICEF, that through the DLT and other such initiatives, we can all find a reason to consistently plan for and advocate for equitable resource allocation and expenditure so that all children, no matter which district they live, receive the same level of social services, in order that we leave no child behind, because of the district in which he or she lives.