Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) is a research tool providing regular information on project performance through a range of analysis to promote efficient and effective implementation and operation. Monitoring is essential during programme implementation to track daily operations, ensure that everything is running according to plan and to provide data to help managers determine if activities need adjustment. The purpose of programme monitoring is to refine and optimize the approach to delivering the programme to the beneficiaries.
Evaluation should happen at key milestones during a programme life-cycle to inform relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact measuring the success of the project relative to its stated objectives. Evaluations provide recommendations, which can be used to inform the M&E systems should be as simple and user-friendly as possible, focusing on the essential types of data but avoiding overloading - any M&E system can serve its purpose only if it is actually used and functioning.
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At the request of the Government, Imperial College London's Partnership for Child Development (PCD) provides M&E support to Mali.
Mali's Impact Evaluation
The government-led and PCD supported Impact Evaluation Project is aimed at measuring the impact of school feeding on education, health/nutrition, smallholder farmers, and the broader community development in Mali. The outcome will allow stakeholders and policymakers to see the strengths and weaknesses of the programme, better design and implement future interventions, and optimize resources mobilization.
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- Read more about the M&E Strategy.
- A daily food stock management sheet
- A monthly report of School Management Committee
- A quarterly report of the school director
- A monitoring sheet of the mayor
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