Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a process that helps improve performance and achieve results. Its goal is to improve on going activities and management of proposed outputs, outcomes and impacts. It helps to target the intended beneficiaries and optimize on utilization of resources. It is mainly used to assess the performance of projects, institutions and programmes set up by the implementing agency. It establishes links between the past, present and future actions.

Monitoring can be defined as a continuing function that aims primarily to provide the management and main stakeholders of an ongoing intervention with early indications of progress, or lack thereof, in the achievement of results. An ongoing intervention might be a project, programme or other kind of support to an outcome.

 E v a l u a t i o n is a selective exercise that attempts to systematically and objectively assess progress towards and the achievement of an outcome. Evaluation is not a one-time event, but an exercise involving assessments of differing scope and depth carried out at several points in time in response to evolving needs for evaluative knowledge and learning during the effort to achieve an outcome. All evaluations assess relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and other criteria performance of interventions that need to be linked to outcomes.

 At Ecodym Africa we have experiences in conducing monitoring evaluations on the performance of programmes and projects. We have experiences Mid Term and Final Project evaluations in all sectors of development.