Category: Glossary of Terms

  • Monitoring Mechanism

    The purpose of a monitoring mechanism is to further the effective implementation of the Rules. It will assist each State in assessing its level of implementation of the Rules and in measuring its progress. The monitoring should identify obstacles and suggest suitable measures that would contribute to the successful implementation of the Rules. The monitoring […]

  • Supportive Supervision

    Supportive supervision is a process that helps employees continually improve their job performance. This is done in a respectful and non-authoritarian way, emphasizing the use of follow-up visits as an opportunity to improve the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals. Supportive supervision is a facilitative approach to supervision that promotes guidance, collaborative problem solving, and […]

  • Program Accountability

    Program accountability (sometimes called accountability to or less than the affected population) describes how we try to be accountable to children and the communities we serve. They are often in a vulnerable position where the most powerful decision makers, including organizations, neglect their needs, rights and ideas. Program governance involves how organizations use power responsibly […]

  • Civil Society

    Civil society is a group of civil society organizations that civilians voluntarily form to promote common goals or interests. These include independent public research organizations, interest groups, human rights and democracy organizations, humanitarian organizations, private foundations and foundations, charities, corporations, associations and non-profit organizations. It does not include political parties.

  • Target Population

    Target groups are those individuals or groups that a project or program is targeting with its intervention. A target group consists of specific individuals, specific organizations, or specific institutions, etc. for whom project services are intended. Target groups can differ from beneficiaries of a project for whom the benefits of the intervention are intended. (E.g. […]

  • Hard Outcomes

    They are defined as measurable and often easy to measure (e.g. organizations raise more money through training than through better fundraising). Hard results are no better than soft results, just different.

  • Transformational Development Indicators

    Transformational Development Indicators (TDI) are a set of program-level indicators designed to measure the quality of life of communities. TDI aims to demonstrate the quality of life of communities, families and children by facilitating community, sustainable and transformative development (TD / ADP) programs

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

    The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan is a document that allows monitoring and evaluation of the outcomes of interventions throughout the program. It is a living document which should be consulted and updated from time to time. Although the details of the M&E plan seem to be different for each program, they should all follow […]

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

    Many organizations view the M&E framework as a table that describes the indicators used to measure program success. However some other organizations refer to the entire M&E scheme as monitoring and evaluation framework. M&E framework can be called evaluation matrix.

  • Performance Management

    Performance management is an ongoing process of communication between supervisor and employee, carried out throughout the year to support the achievement of the organization’s strategic goals. The communication process includes clarifying expectations, setting goals, identifying goals, providing feedback, and reviewing results.