Monitoring and evaluation
Advantech Consulting has several years of Monitoring & Evaluation experience, with a pool of consultants that have taken part in a large array of projects and trainings in Africa. Our service offering regarding M&E includes development of M&E plans, Project Implementation plans and M&E frameworks. continuous data collection before, during and after program roll out (monitoring), as well as measuring outcomes, impact and effectiveness of programmes (evaluation).
The reliability of conclusions and evaluations depends to a large extent on the manner in which monitoring and evaluation is conducted. To assess performance, it is necessary to select, before the implementation of the project, indicators, which will permit the rating of the targeted outputs and outcomes. In our experience, an outcome indicator has two components: the baseline, which is the situation before the programme or project begins, and the target, which is the expected situation at the end of the project. An output indicator that does not have any baseline as the purpose of the output is to introduce something that does not exist yet.
The progress and success of projects is vital to project sustainability, thus comprehensive M&E and reporting resources are essential. Our support includes designing and implementing M&E systems, M&E system strengthening, M&E frameworks, capacity building to ensure organizations observe accurate and up to date M&E practices as well as well as assisting organizations in identifying optimum M&E technical support.
Other M&E service offerings include:
- Evaluation and research: impact and outcome evaluations, performance assessments, process evaluations and formative research
- Monitoring support: monitoring/performance frameworks, indicators and plans, data quality audits/assessments
- Capacity building: training and workshops, M&E systems development and support and mentoring
- Data visualization: database design, dashboard reporting systems and knowledge management