Performance of Saudi public agencies to be monitored

Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Turaifi (centre, right) said the Cabinet decided to establish a national center after examining the recommendation of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia’s council of ministers on Monday approved a National Center for Evaluating the Performance of Public Agencies.

Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Turaifi said the Cabinet decided to establish a national center after examining the recommendation of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA) with regard to monitoring the performance of government agencies.

The Cabinet endorsed the abolition of the Center of Performance Evaluation of Government Agencies, which was created as per a Cabinet decision six years ago, and to transfer its employees, properties and documents to the Institute of Public Administration.

According to the Cabinet decision, the new national center will have independent administrative and financial powers, and it will be under Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in organizational matters.

The center will have a board of directors, headed by chairman of CEDA, and its members are minister of economy and planning, minister of civil service, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet Musaed Bin Muhammad Al-Aiban, and Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet Muhammad Bin Abdul Malik Al-Asheikh. The board will appoint a director general for the center.

This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on Oct. 20.

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