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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.

Additional Tools:

See the Monitoring and Evaluation Section of Programming Essentials.

RHRC. 2004. Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit. Causal Pathway Framework: What is the Causal Pathway Framework?

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