The country is as exposed as any country to the growing pressures on government for good governance, accountability, greater development effectiveness and delivery of tangible results. Accompanying this is an attendant need for enhanced result-based monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects.
This course delivers the powerful tool that can be used to improve the way government ministries, departments and agencies achieve results.
Introduction to a Result-based M and E System
Conducting a Project Readiness Assessment
- Why a project readiness assessment is essential
- Who is involved in project readiness assessments
- Required data in project readiness assessments
- Sources of data for project readiness assessments
Capacity to Monitor and Evaluate
- Obstacles to Overcome in Building M&E Systems
- Key Elements of Success.
Choosing Outcomes to Monitor and Evaluate
- “Know where you are going before you get moving”
- Issues to consider in choosing Outcomes
- Building consensus in choosing Outcomes
- How to developing Outcome Statements.
Selecting Key Performance Indicators to Monitor Outcomes
- Clear - precise and unambiguous
- Relevant - appropriate for the project
- Economic - available and affordable
- Adequate - provides sufficient basis to assess performance
- Monitor able - available for independent validation.
- Use of Pre-Designed Indicators
- MDGs - Millennium Development Goals
- UNDP - Sustainable Human Development
- IMF - Macroeconomic Indicators
- World Bank - Rural Development Handbook.
Quantitative and Qualitative Baseline Data
- Data source
- Data collection methods
- Frequency of data collection
- Cost of data collection
- Who will analyze data and report
Selecting Results Targets
- Economic wellbeing
- Social development
- Environmental sustainability
Factors to Influence Targets
- Baseline starting point
- Internal funding resources
- External funding resources
- Human resources capabilities
- Political concerns.
Monitoring for Results
- Performance Monitoring Framework
- Plan for Data Collection and Analysis
- Activity planning
- Tracking Implementation - inputs, activities, outputs
- Tracking Results - goals, outcomes
- Monitoring Reports
- Strategic Evaluation - Are we doing the right things
- Operational Evaluation - Are we doing things right
- Development Evaluation - Are there better ways.
- Cause and Effect
- Appropriate use of policy tools.
Quality of Evaluation
- Stakeholder involvement
- Technical adequacy
- Value for money
- Dissemination and feedback.
Stakeholders Roles in Project Monitoring and Evaluation
- Public Service Officials
- Legislative Houses
- Civil Society.