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  • Choose your indicators

    The first step in writing an M&E framework is to decide which indicators you will use to measure the success of your program. This is a very important step, so you should try to involve as many people as possible to get different perspectives. You need to choose indicators for each level of your program […]

  • What is MEAL?

    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 respond to and […]

  • Key Steps for Effective MEAL

    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, […]

  • Duties and Responsibilities of M&E Manager

    Thee responsibilities and duties will differ from one organization, program, project to another. Conduct monitoring and evaluation and assessment in various locations to ensure that the implementation of the project activities go in line with the targets and deadlines. Prepares and submits monthly progress reports as requested. Help revise the project log-frame matrix. Develop the […]

  • Planning for results

    Planning for results: Planning with the logical framework approach is done In five steps: Planning stages tasks Instruments Analysis of initial situation. Where are we?What are the problems and the potentials? Analyze stakeholder Analyze problem Analyze potential     Stakeholder analysis matrix Problem tree Fish-bone diagramSEPO/WWOT analysis Appraisal of alternative approaches What alternative approaches are […]

  • What you will do as MEAL Coordinator?

    Tasks, Assignments and Descriptions will vary and be different from one organization , program or project to another. Sample Tasks and Assignments Job title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Coordinator Department: Program Quality, Evidence and Impact. Job Purpose: To provide leadership and coordination in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of The Organization The Region, projects, and […]

  • What will you may do as a Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning specialist?

    Differences may apply according to each institution regulations, type of project or program and term of responsibilities. In coordination with the Director and program managers, ensure that the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning Plan is implemented as much as is practically possible. Monitor program implementation, measure impact, and calibrate program strategy and implementation accordingly. Design, […]

  • The Need for Monitoring and Evaluation

    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have used monitoring and evaluation, or mergers and acquisitions, to evaluate programs for decades. For the European Union, United Nations, World Bank and other development banks, M&E is involved in their organizational processes. Many have also published M&E toolkit to promote understanding and uptake. Associations in countries such as the Swiss Evaluation […]

  • When should indicators be developed?

    Indicators should be developed at the beginning of program and can help researchers and program managers to track program progress throughout the program and measure program outcomes at the end.

  • Who should develop indicators?

    Indicators should be developed by researchers in collaboration with program staff and colleagues from any governmental or non-governmental organization that is designing the program and who have a clear understanding of the program’s goals and objectives. Once agreed upon, the indicators will provide a common framework for all stakeholders, program managers and staff, researchers and […]