Monitoring and evaluation

At the core of all our services, monitoring and evaluation is a habit. We practice regular monitoring in our day-to-day operations and are the strictest of evaluators of our own work. 

Although M&E is a fundamental and one of the most critical functions in the management of organisations, programmes and projects, our experience shows that this is usually the most ineffective function as well, owing to a variety of factors ranging from inappropriate resource allocation to lack of emphasis. Our model of development auditing is so extensive that it turned into an independent functional practice over time.

A well-defined, proactive M&E system is also an effective planning and decision-making tool. Without such mechanisms in place, mere assumptions form the basis for course correction and future planning. In fact, planning and monitoring are so entwined that it usually becomes difficult to determine where one leaves off and the other begins. M&E is also a crucial step in knowledge management, benchmarking and the identification of next steps particularly in the case of socio-economic development initiatives. Using our extensive experience of this practice in the development/non-profit sector, we have also developed similar frameworks for the commercial sector based on our lessons learned and best practices.

Capabilities

  • Review, analysis and guidelines for aid effectiveness and results-based management
  • Logical Framework Approach
  • M&E framework development
  • Baseline assessments
  • Impact evaluations
  • Process monitoring
  • Progress, performance, input, output and outcome monitoring and reporting
  • Development, results and performance indicators
  • Periodic project evaluations
  • Internal and external M&E
  • Return on Investment (ROI), Social Return on Investment (SROI), Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness analysis
  • Rapid appraisals
  • Desk-based reviews and evaluations
  • Participatory rural appraisals
  • Beneficiary assessments
  • Participatory monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  • Risk mitigation and management frameworks
  • Development risk analysis and assumption mapping

Related Projects

Year Title
Evaluation of DFAT-UNICEF Tahderiyyah Projects
Evaluation of the UNICEF Vietnam’s Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Programming 2012-2016
Endline evaluation of "Sanitasi Total Berbasis Masyarakat" in Indonesia
Review of UNICEF Jordan's Makani (My Space) Centres
Evaluation of UNICEF Jordan's Ma'An Campaign
Evaluation of Humanitarian Assistance in Yemen
Midterm review of Integrated Community Based Risk Reduction project
Evaluation of Child-centred Disaster Risk Reduction project
Evaluation of Scaling Up Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation in Punjab Project
Midterm Review of Child Rights Programme in Cotton Growing Districts of Punjab and Sindh
Evaluation of Community-Based Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction programme
End-of-term Evaluation of 'Countering Extremism and Promoting Peace and Religious Tolerance (CEPPRT) Programme'
Evaluation of Sanitation Programme at Scale in Pakistan
Evaluation of Cross Border Assistance Programme
Evaluation of Community-based Disaster Risk Management Programme
Evaluation of Rural Sanitation in Flood and Polio Affected Districts Programme
Evaluation of Pakistan Flood Response 2010-2012
Evaluation of Child Rights Programme in Cotton Growing Districts
Evaluation of Post-flood Vulnerable Childhood and Youth Protection Project
Review of Chitral Integrated Area Development Programme
Evaluation of Livelihoods Early Recovery Programme
Evaluation of Post-Flood Relief Projects
Evaluation of Child Rights Programme 2009-2011
Evaluation of Rawalpindi Rural Integrated Development Programme 2005-2009
Evaluation of Rawalpindi Urban Integrated Development Programme 2005-2009
Evaluation Post Earthquake Livelihoods Recovery Programme 2008-2010
Review of Promotion of Theatrical Art Project 2005-08