Monitoring and evaluation
- Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) should be an integral part of any VAWG programme in order to build a solid evidence-base for good practices. For detailed information on monitoring and evaluation, see the Monitoring and Evaluation module.
- In emergency settings, monitoring and evaluation can increase accountability, encourage results-based management and improve future interventions by identifying and documenting lessons learned.
- At the VAWG progamme design stage, M&E should be included into activity plans, logic models and logical frameworks to provide support for realistic programme objectives and cost-effective programmes (DFID, 2004a, pg. 12). Although emergency settings might limit the time available for designing and implementing programmes, it is always a good idea to develop an M&E plan that clearly defines how, by when and by whom the programme intervention(s) will be monitored, reported on and evaluated. Ideally, this will result in the full integration of the M&E plan into all aspects of the work and into the effective management of the outcomes and outputs.
- The table below demonstrates the rationale for incorporating M&E into VAWG programmes.
Source: DFID. 2012a. “Guidance Note 3: A Practical Guide on Community Programming on Violence against Women and Girls.” A DFID Practice Paper, pg. 5.
See the Monitoring and Evaluation Section of Programming Essentials.
RHRC. 2004. Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit. Causal Pathway Framework: What is the Causal Pathway Framework?