Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning

What is Monitoring and Evaluation?

Monitoring can be defined as: “A continuing function that uses systematic collection of data on specified indicators to provide management and the main stakeholders of an ongoing development intervention with indications of the extent of progress and achievement of objectives and progress in the use of allocated funds”. See Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development […]

Key Steps for Effective MEL

Create theory of change: Develop a “living” log-frame. Allocate sufficient budget and staff resources for MEL. Review program logic at program kickoff. Develop a complete MEL plan / system. Incorporate M&E into program work plans. Collect baseline data. Establish accountability mechanism. Track activities and conduct routine monitoring. Conduct regular, participatory, reflection meetings. Document and share […]


What is it? Strong Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) is critical to project success. Monitoring is the continuous and systematic collection and analysis of data about project progress and changes in the project context. Evaluation is the user-focused assessment of an ongoing or completed project’s design, implementation and results. Accountability is a commitment to […]

Community Action Plan (CAP)

Community Action Planning (CAP) is a process of producing plans that can be designed, implemented, managed and maintained by local communities. This process empowers local communities to voice their opinions and strengthen skills and confidence to practice in development interventions. Community based planning seeks to include vulnerable and excluded groups within the community as well.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring is an established practice of internal oversight that provides management with an early indication of progress, or lack of thereof, in the achievement of results in both operational and financial activities. Program Monitoring. Beneficiaries Monitoring. Evaluation is a systematic and objective assessment of an ongoing or completed program, project, strategy or policy. Evaluation focuses […]

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