Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is a priority for NSRP. It helps the programme stay on track and determine if its activities is having impact. M&E ensures that all NSRP staff have access to information needed to learn lessons, make programme choices and management decision.
The monitoring process is an internal tracking of a set of pre-defined indicators and new consequences while evaluation is a more external view with greater emphasis on the link to the context and impact and effectiveness of programme’s activities.
NSRP will conduct on-going monitoring for a range of purposes including:
- Providing data required to report against the logical framework of the programme (including the Value for Money)
- Providing data to make programme-related decisions and stimulate learning
- Collecting evidence of NSRP’s impact
- Providing material for external communication
In addition, evaluation is used to answer the fundamental question, “to what extent did the means contribute to the desired end?” where the “means” is a specific NSRP activity and the general “end” is the reduction of violent conflicts in target areas. Working in a conflict sensitive environment, it is paramount that evaluation is itself conflict sensitive. Thus it is carried out through a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods.
Some of our M&E tools include:
- Annual Perception Surveys (APS)
- Cohort Studies
- Case Studies
- Statistical Information: