Monitoring & Evaluation : DTALK

By: Dtalk  05/12/2011
Keywords: Civil Society Organisation

Monitoring & Evaluation Overview

The Irish Development Sector is increasingly focused on managing its work to achieve and demonstrate effective development work. This has led to a growing interest among organisations in the sector on

  • becoming more results-oriented.
  • being able to link planning and budgeting.
  • using evidence-based planning.
  • defining results.
  • monitoring progress.
  • taking appropriate decisions to achieving the desired development results.

To achieve this, DTALK can help you assess your existing monitoring and evaluation systems, show you how conduct a needs assessment, work with you to establish a baseline, and develop realistic objectives, targets, indicators, and means of verification. We can also help your organisation design M&E systems, data collection methods, analyse indicators, interpret results and report to stakeholders. Finally, we can help you to learn from your monitoring and evaluation data and adjust your programmes/projects accordingly.

Having an effective monitoring and evaluation system in place helps organisations to

  • provide performance information to help make decisions.
  • demonstrate the contribution of the program towards broader goals
  • be accountable to funders and community stakeholders
  • effectively manage reporting processes
  • stay on track
  • learn and improve.

In order for monitoring and evaluation to be of value, you do need to have planned well. If that’s missing we can help get these building blocks in place.

Our specialists

Our specialists have worked with all kinds of organisations - from governments & multi-lateral institutions to large, medium & small civil society organisations & community groups. DTALK Monitoring & Evaluation specialists have a wealth of experience designing and developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks. Our specialists have been involved in the design of frameworks for a whole range of initiatives from project level to frameworks for government departments.

We can work with organisations in-house to facilitate the development of an M&E framework via workshop processes, or we can provide training to your staff in how to develop the framework themselves. We also offer follow-up mentoring and support during the implementation of your framework.

Who can avail of this service?

Any Civil Society Organisation from the Irish Development Sector can avail of this service. Irish Aid subsidised rates range from €360 to €520 per day.

If you wish to find out more about how this service can help your organisation/network or have any question please contact us.


The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Civil Society Organisation

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