1.0 Monitoring and Evaluation
The Monitoring and Evaluation unit assists AIRC to
Identify problems and their causes
Suggest possible solutions to problems
Raise questions about assumptions and strategy
Pushes it to reflect on where it is going and how it is getting there
Provides it with information and insight
Encourages action on information and insight
Increases the likelihood that a positive development difference will be made.
Through this process, results and recommendations of evaluations are communicated to various Unit heads and the management via which progress is reviewed, problems identified at the planning and implementation stages and a room for adjustments provided so that “ a positive difference” is made.
This is used by the unit for comparing actual project impacts against the agreed strategic plans. It looks at what you set out to do, at what you have accomplished and how you accomplished it. It is usually formative, with the aim of improving the strategy used or it can be summative, to draw learnings from a completed project.
The unit applies this through the systematic collection and analysis of information as a project progresses, it is aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization. It is based on targets set and activities planned during the planning phases of work. It helps to keep the work on track, and can let the management know when things are going wrong. It enables you to determine whether the resources you have available are sufficient and are being well used, whether the capacity you have is sufficient and appropriate, and whether you are doing what you planned to do.