Phase 1 funded by UNICEF
Globally, the monitoring function in and across organisations has not always benefitted from the same collective investment and inter-organisation cooperation in professionalization and systems strengthening as the planning and evaluation functions.
This initiative focuses on improving the monitoring function as part of a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems approach, in which monitoring and evaluation are planned, conducted and used as integrated evaluative activities. It will include attention to matching M&E efforts with implementation efforts and decision-making needs, clarifying M&E roles and professional competencies, ensuring adequate individual and organisational capacity and resources, incorporating complexity thinking, and balancing accountability and learning.
In Phase 1, UNICEF and BetterEvaluation will work with other organisations and networks on four priority areas:
1. Develop a knowledge sharing framework for the monitoring function.
2. Provide open access to Better Monitoring guidance and learning materials about the flow, analysis and use of monitoring information at different levels of the system.
3. Identify professional competencies for the monitoring function in and across organisations
4. Establish a Global Partnership platform for inter-organisation cooperation and investment in professionalisation of the monitoring function.
This page will be updated with more information as the initiative progresses.
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