The difference between Monitoring and Evaluation are:

Monitoring is the routine collection of information to track progress, while evaluation is used to determine the relevance and fulfillment of objectives, developmental efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability.

What is the purpose of Monitoring and Evaluation?

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is a process that helps improve performance and achieve results. Its goal is to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact.

What are the M&E tools?

These are: M&E Framework, M&E Guidelines, M&E Plans, Performance indicators, and Public Expenditure Tracking Survey.

What is the importance of Monitoring and Evaluation?

Monitoring will show whether the intended results are being achieved as planned and it indicates whether the initiatives are making positive contribution towards development.  Evaluation provides feedback that can be used to improve programming, policy, and strategy and identifies unintended results and consequences of development initiatives.

What is an Indicator?

An indicator is a tool that helps one to know whether the work is making a difference. Indicators are signs of progress – they are used to determine whether the programme/intervention or progress is being made or is on its way to achieving its objectives and goals.

What is an Indicator in Monitoring and Evaluation?

Indicators are realistic and measurable criteria of project progress. They should be defined before the project starts, and allow us to monitor or evaluate whether a project does what it said it would do. Indicators usually describe observable changes or events which relate to the project intervention.

Types of Indicators? Quantitative and Qualitative.

Levels of Indicators are Impact, Outcome and Output indicators

What are the different steps of project or program cycle?

Steps are: the Initial assessment, Planning, Implementation,Monitoring and, Evaluation.

Which tools are useful for a situational analysis prior to planning a project/program?

The Stakeholder analysis, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis and Problem tree analysis.

Evaluation methods used?

An evaluation can use quantitative or qualitative data, and often includes both. Both methods provide important information for evaluation, and both can improve community engagement. These methods are rarely used alone; combined, they generally provide the best overview of the project.

Different Evaluation Techniques

  • Formative Evaluations. Formative evaluations are evaluations that occur during the process.
  • Summative Evaluations. The summative evaluation occurs at the end of the program.
  • Process Evaluation. Process evaluations focuses on how a program was implemented and how it operates.
  • Impact Evaluation.
  • Outcome Evaluations.

What is the Result Based Management (RBM)?

This is the: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Results-Based Management is a tool for monitoring and managing the implementation of strategy favoured particularly by organizations and agencies that are part of or are linked to.

Which tools are useful for a situational analysis prior to planning a project/program?

The Stakeholder analysis, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis.

What does a monitoring and evaluation framework include?

It includes; the objectives, assumptions, indicators and a summary of activities.

What is the difference between an M&E framework, a performance framework and a performance monitoring plan (PMP)?

The M&E framework measures program performance and the others measure staff performance and only the M&E framework has inputs and process, outputs, outcomes and impact.

What is NIMES?

NIMES is the National Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation Systems.

It was established to track all Government Programmes, Progress of implementation of ERS and subsequently the Kenya Vision 2030 through its MTPs and to integrate all M&E systems in the Public Sector at the National level.

What is CIMES?

CIMES is the County Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation Systems. Is a replica of NIMES at the County level. In addition, monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects in the County level to provide feedback to policy makers for decision making.

Is MED a Medical Institution?

No, MED is Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate in  the State Department for Planning at The National Treasury and Planning.

Do you offer M&E course training in your institution?

Kindly no, but there are some Universities in the Country in collaboration with M&E Directorate that offer trainings in M&E which you may contact such as:

  • African Nazarene University
  • Strathmore University
  • Mount KenyaUniversity
  • Universityof Nairobi
  • Maseno University
  • Daystar University
  • Masinde Muliro University
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Karatina University
  • Kenya School of Government