A guide for project M&E

  • This Guide has been written to help project managers and M&E staff improve the quality of M&E in IFAD-supported projects.
    The Guide focuses on how M&E can support project management and engage project stakeholders in understanding project progress, learning from achievements and problems, and agreeing on how to improve both strategy and operations.

  • The main functions of M&E are: ensuring improvement-oriented critical reflection, learning to maximise the impact of rural development projects, and showing this impact to be accountable.
    The Guide is meant to improve M&E in IFAD-supported projects, as a study found that most projects have a fairly low standard of M&E.

  • The Guide provides comprehensive advice on how to set up and implement an M&E system, plus background ideas that underpin the suggestions.


Download various sections of M&E Guide:
 

Section

Section Title

ToC

 Table of Content and Foreword

1

 Introducing the M&E guide

2

 Using M&E to manage for impact

3

 Linking project design, annual planning and M&E

4

 Setting up the M&E system

5

 Deciding what to monitor and evaluate

6

 Gathering, managing and communicating information

7

 Putting in place the necessary capacities and conditions

8

 Reflecting critically to improve action

Annex A

 Glossary of M&E concepts and terms

Annex B

 Annotated example of a project logframe matrix

Annex C

 Annotated example of an M&E matrix

Annex D

 Methods for monitoring and evaluation

Annex E

 Sample job descriptions and terms of reference for key M&E

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