Monitoring and Evaluation

Evaluation led by children (x-post from Gender And Evaluation)

Rituu B Nanda's picture 9th December 2015 by Rituu B Nanda

This is a discussion led by Rituu B Nanda regarding Laura Hughston's report which presents a child-led evaluation of a multi-sectoral programme in Cambodia seeking to empower adolescent girls and address the challenges they face accessing quality education. The original discussion can be found on Gender and Evaluation.

Ten steps to a results based monitoring and evaluation system. A handbook for development practitioners

This guide provides a ten-step model to help plan, design, and implement a results-based M&E system for good management in organizations working in the public sector. The guide describes these steps in detail, the tasks needed to complete them, and the tools available to help implement them. The process starts with a “Readiness Assessment” and works the design, management, and, the sustainability of the M&E system.

DFAT Aid Program Monitoring and Evaluation Standards

These Standards (valid April 2014 to April 2015​) were developed by the Indonesia Program as part of their Evaluation Capacity Building Program - an institutional change program to improve the quality and use of M&E and to integrate evaluative thinking into everyday work. They were integrated into agency-wide evaluation guidance in 2012 and provide a strong tool for the articulation of expectations of the quality expected from a range of M&E products in the aid program. They are updated annually in response to feedback. These changes not only address technical content, but also clarity in the language and explanations of concepts suitable for application in a wide range of country contexts. These Standards were also subjected to a formal peer review in September 2012.

The Standards are based on a careful assessment of aid program staff roles and functions, and an in-depth assessment of the barriers and facilitating factors that have led to current quality in evaluation practice.