Monitoring and Evaluation
I believe that high quality evaluations are essential to inform programme design and development. Often organisations commission evaluations only because they are required to do so by their development partners or Head Offices. However evaluations should be more than just an imposed requirement, they can and should add value to what an organisation does, and how they do it.
Evaluations play an essential role within the structure of international development and are a key element in ensuring accountability and maintaining the monitoring process, and when done well and with the participation of beneficiaries, the organisation and their staff, can be a powerful tool for continued monitoring and institutional development. They key though must be to develop methodologies for building on the recommendations within these evaluations so that they lead to lasting improvements on the ground.
M&E process should feed in to, and be entwined with the programme development and fit in with the organisation’s key missions and should take them forward, I can show you have to achieve the most out of your programme and how to ensure that it achieves the best chance of obtaining funding. Monitoring formats should also be designed to encourage continual evaluation and pick up problems in delivery, to address elements that are not working on the ground and to ensure that staff feel included and valued.
I am able to ensure that evaluations are linked in with programme development and they enhance the monitoring process. I have a wide range of experience working with organisations to deliver evaluations to a high standard and to ensure that they fit in with monitoring and evaluation processes.