Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What is Project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) / What is Program Evaluation?

From the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Program_evaluation

Program evaluation is a systematic method for collecting, analyzing, and using information to answer questions about projects, policies and programs, particularly about their effectiveness and efficiency. In both the public and private sectors, stakeholders will want to know if the programs they are funding, implementing, voting for, receiving or objecting to are actually having the intended effect (and to what cost). This definition focuses on the question of whether the program, policy or project has, as indicated, the intended effect.

Program Evaluation is the Detailed assessment of the outcome of a program, against established measures or expected results to determine if it achieved its objectives.

What is Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)?

Monitoring...is the systematic and routine collection of information from projects and programmes for four main purposes:

To learn from experiences to improve practices and activities in the future;
To have internal and external accountability of the resources used and the results obtained;
To take informed decisions on the future of the initiative;
To promote empowerment of beneficiaries of the initiative.Monitoring is a periodically recurring task already beginning in the planning stage of a project or programme. Monitoring allows results, processes and experiences to be documented and used as a basis to steer decision-making and learning processes. Monitoring is checking progress against plans. The data acquired through monitoring is used for evaluation.

Evaluation...is assessing, as systematically and objectively as possible, a completed project or programme (or a phase of an ongoing project or programme that has been completed). Evaluations appraise data and information that inform strategic decisions, thus improving the project or programme in the future.

Evaluations should help to draw conclusions about five main aspects of the intervention:
  1. Relevance
  2. Effectiveness
  3. Efficiency
  4. Impact
  5. Sustainability
Information gathered in relation to these aspects during the monitoring process provides the basis for the evaluative analysis.

Monitoring & EvaluationM&E is an embedded concept and constitutive part of every project or programme design (“must be”). M&E is not an imposed control instrument by the donor or an optional accessory (“nice to have”) of any project or programme. M&E is ideally understood as dialogue on development and its progress between all stakeholders.

In general, monitoring is integral to evaluation. During an evaluation, information from previous monitoring processes is used to understand the ways in which the project or programme developed and stimulated change. Monitoring focuses on the measurement of the following aspects of an intervention:
  • On quantity and quality of the implemented activities (outputs: What do we do? How do we manage our activities?)
  • On processes inherent to a project or programme (outcomes: What were the effects /changes that occurred as a result of your intervention?)
  • On processes external to an intervention (impact: Which broader, long-term effects were triggered by the implemented activities in combination with other environmental factors?)The evaluation process is an analysis or interpretation of the collected data which delves deeper into the relationships between the results of the project/programme, the effects produced by the project/programme and the overall impact of the project/programme.


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