Participatory monitoring & evaluation
Developing local, regional and national PM&E systems
The objective of this three year project was to develop a participatory monitoring and evaluation system for 24 regions of the country to enable local, regional and national M&E of initiatives to reduce both environmental damage and poverty. GYA were part of an international consortium in this project and we were responsible for leading on the economic and social components of this work. We worked closely with local consultants and policy makers. Performance indicators (output and outcome) were designed at the community, region and national level; participatory data collection tools were developed as well as a sophisticated database design to allow monitoring by participants and policy makers. We combined participatory methods of data collection with quantitative scoring data (e.g. Likert scales) and used this to show how traditional evaluation can arrive at very different conclusions as to project impact.
Zambia Social Investment Fund
Client: World Bank
GYA supplied the team leader for this project that involved developing with stakeholders at national, local and community levels M&E systems in the area of social investment. A generic framework for indicator development and monitoring has been developed for adaptation and refinement at each level and was piloted in two districts with communities, local authority staff and other stakeholders. Following piloting, we provided input to a training programming for 14 local authorities throughout Zambia