Monitoring and Evaluation
The RHD’s Constitution and Strategic Plan documents provides the basis for M&E as an important part of operationalizing its activities to ensure that transparency, integrity, access to information and accountability principles are embraced. We therefore take our responsibility seriously to ensure accurate, proper, sound, verifiable and defensible M&E. The overall Project Management and Monitoring in cooperation with Project Steering Committee composed by one representative of each local partner and community organization involved in the project is the responsibility of RHD.RHD’s M&E system is robust in its nature to adequately reflect the results of projects intervention and demonstrate quality for efficient and effective implementation and operation of its initiatives. RHD have established structures for M&E at the organization level; employ qualified M&E officers and acquire appropriate equipment for effective implementation of programs.To monitor the progress of the project stages, RHD has a well-trained M&E staff responsible for monitoring process and maintaining a database for different thematic programme areas. They ensure collection of accurate data by conducting exploratory field visits to the programme intervention sites to meet community stakeholders, beneficiaries and other project stakeholders to conduct assessment surveys, update and maintain Internal records to track project activities, processes and output indicators; records of the number of beneficiaries bi-annually to facilitate reporting to the project partner; periodic group workshops, discussions, focus groups (including group ratings/ranking exercises and/or other visual techniques such as time lines, mapping, diagrams; other diagnostic tools) and periodic surveys (e.g. to assess attitudes, event feedbacks and/or behavior change); and to review the project progress. The programme database is continuously redesigned to meet the specific demand of each programme intervention.
Our evaluation involves an internal evaluation carried out by our staffs and entails collecting subjective, self-reported and qualitative outcome data as well as objective, observable, quantitative outcome data quarterly, using instruments with established reliability and validity. RHD uses the information collected by the internal monitoring system but may also need to supplement this information other information collected from a range of internal and external stakeholders e.g. from group workshops, semi structured interviews and/or surveys.RHD also collect baseline data for the project’s log frame indicators, to allow its effectiveness to be measured at mid-line and end-line. Mid-term and long-term goals are addressed at the end of each year for the project timeframe to determine whether progress is being made in those outcome areas.
Periodically (e.g. every year) an independent evaluator/ facilitator is commissioned to explore RHD’s contribution to observed outcomes and impacts, such as through focus groups, group workshops and/or interviews with a range of internal and external stakeholders (e.g. from organization, community, local council e.t.c). This allows the evaluator to build an assessment based on the perceptions of a range of stakeholders and also allow RHD to measure their contribution toward the community.Continuous capacity building and training on M&E is undertaken at both the organization and community levels to ensure effective implementation of RHD programmes. Stakeholders and the public are permitted to access our programme data on implementation of programmes and projects at the organization and community levels through various channels such as online access and the Annual Progress Reports (APRs) prepared by the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee.Our Project Procurement and Disposal Policy facilitate faster project procurement and reduce the delays in implementation of projects over the strategic plan period.
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