About national M&E systems

This section explains what is meant by a national M&E system, its components, the importance of its context and key actors inside and outside government who contribute to it. 

In this section

  • A national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system can be understood as a number of connected systems for generating and using evidence to inform decisions in the public sector.

  • The context of an M&E system can encompass a broad range of factors, including cultural norms, historical legacies, economic conditions, social structures, and even geographical considerations.

  • There are a number of key actors within a national M&E system who influence the supply and demand for M&E evidence and the enabling environment. It is important to understand who these actors are and their roles.

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